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The Westover Manor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now available on the open market for $5.1M.

Popular with Fort Worth’s cattle and oil families in the 1930s and ‘40s,” the leafy Westover Hills neighborhood, with fewer than 300 stately homes amid broad lawns and stately trees, remains one of the city’s most coveted suburbs. Incorporated as a city in 1939, it is also one of the wealthiest towns in Texas.

Much of the land that makes up what today comprises Westover Hills was owned in the early decades of the 20th century by Amon G. Carter, the founder and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A consummate civic booster, it was Carter who coined the still-in-use description of Fort Worth as “Where the West Begins.”

The grand residence at 8 Westover Road was one of the first homes built along the sleepy, curving streets of Westover Hills. It was designed by architect Victor Marr Curtis and built in the late 1920s for local oilman John E. Farrell who lived there until his 1946 death. The home, known as Westover Manor, was later owned by another local oilman, the late Clarence Brodie Hyde II, and property records show the 1.13-acre estate last changed hands in 2015 when it was acquired for an undisclosed amount by a local hedge fund executive.

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Source: Robb Report


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