Erected in 1928, Westbrook House is a large historic home in the Park Hill neighborhood of Fort Worth. It is named after its builder, wealthy oilman Roy A. Westbrook, who helped found the Fort Worth Petroleum Club. It was designed by local architect Joseph L. Pelich and is significant for being a fine example of Tudor Revival architecture. Notable features of Tudor Revival architecture include decorative brickwork, arched windows, battlements, tall chimneys with chimney pots, and decorative half-timbering. The interior has retained many of its original elements including hardwood floors, original fireplaces, original tile work, intercom phones, stained and leaded glass windows, and ornate wrought ironwork. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. It remains privately owned
Backstory and Context
"Westbrook Estate." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed July 21, 2019. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=94351.
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