We invite you to explore our site and through it learn about the largest historic neighborhood in the southwestern United States. Founded in 1978, the Fairmount Neighborhood Association is one of the most active neighborhood associations in Fort Worth, Texas. Association volunteers are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Fairmount residents.
Located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas lies the largest historic neighborhood in the southwestern United States. Fairmount, with more than one thousand contributing structures, is comprised of mostly bungalow and four square homes from the late 1800s through the early 1920s.
Become a member and support the neighborhood! As a member you will be invited to participate in FNA events and help support our website which includes neighborhood news, contact numbers for the association board, city, police, fire and code enforcement. It’s a great way to stay informed!
Your membership fee also helps improve the neighborhood’s infrastructure and safety through projects such as home tour, the addition of historic street lights and our feline trap/neuter release program.
We would like to thank our Fairmount Neighborhood Association board members who completed their terms: Steve Halliday, Patrick Caddou, Christen White, Brandon Garrett and Kathie Robinson. You have all done a fabulous job! We would also like to congratulate and welcome our new board members who were elected at the August general meeting. We look forward to getting to know you all better and spending a fabulous two years with you. We know you will have a great time and we thank you all for your dedication.
President: Pat Bradley; Infrastructure: Roy Neese; Membership: Carrie Carter; Promotions: Alex Thieroff; Administration: Kim Worley; Finance (special election, 1 year term): Melanie Dotzour
September’s Yard of the Month is 1401 7th Ave., a sweet Craftsman bungalow in a quickly revitalizing part of Fairmount, near Magnolia and 8th Avenue. The 1916 home belongs to Marnie Hart and Wayne Plummer, Jr., who are excited to celebrate the bungalow’s 100th birthday next year. In 2014, they left Austin after a decade, and began looking for house close to the hospital district where Wayne works and takes graduate classes. Marnie reports not much was for sale in July. In their search for the perfect Fairmount home, they kept driving by 1401 on their way to see other properties she describes as “the least worst.” It was perennially under construction and not ready for the market when they needed to buy. “One day as we passed,” Marnie said, “I said to the realtor, ‘I really want to live in THAT house.'” Suddenly, she noticed a small ‘For Sale by Owner’ sign out in front. The sign had been out less than half an hour. It was kismet.
The front garden of the Hutchinson’s house at 2264 Lipscomb St. takes its cue from the home’s Classical Revival architecture, incorporating symmetry and balance in plantings on either side of the leaded glass front door. The home was built in 1903 and purchased by the current owners in 1993. According to a legend, the red bricks used in the construction of the home were surplus from the construction of Thistle Hill, the home of Electra Waggoner Wharton, built in 1903-4 at 1509 Pennsylvania Ave. A 112-year-old pecan tree dates from the house’s first days; live oaks provide additional shade on the side of the house, leading into a gated side garden with shade plantings.