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.
by Stacy Luecker, director of communications
Join the Fairmount National Historic District for its annual tour of historic homes on Mother's Day weekend, May 7-8.
The event kicks off Saturday morning with the annual Home Tour parade beginning at 10 a.m. and the tour starts at noon both Saturday and Sunday (rain or shine) and runs until 6 p.m.
by Brenda Howell
Join us Sunday, Feb. 28 at Fairmount Park on 5th Avenue between 8-10 a.m. Fairmount will be the happening place to be during the Cowtown marathon. Cheer for the 2,500 marathon runners; eat waffles, sausage and drink coffee.
Sign up to be a Course Monitor in the Fairmount Neighborhood. Look for locations 28, 29, 31 and 32 on this link https://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/76613436030
February’s Yard of the Month is 1936 5th Ave. and the homeowner, Rebecca Guttery, is a three-time winner of Yard of the Month (circa 2009 and 2006). Rebecca’s garden was also featured on the Garden Conservancy tour in 2014 and is one of the most admired yards in Fairmount.
Rebecca bought the Craftsman style house in 2006 and estimates that it was built around 1915. Inside the house has graceful large rooms and wide pine plank floors although Rebecca laments “not much is left that is historical.” Fortunately for us, we will all have an opportunity to see the interior and to observe Rebecca’s eclectic mix of traditional and cutting edge décor this spring by purchasing a Home Tour ticket.
Prior to Rebecca’s ownership, the house has had only four listed owners: the Friese family, the Lipsetts, the Kings, and most recently Benjamin and Shoshanna Isgur. After the Frieses and the Lipsetts the home was a flop house in the great Depression and a duplex during WWII. The house has survived a fire in the attic and has had a lot of attentive love and care since 1995 when it was renovated.
by Pat Bradley/FNA president
I hope everyone is off to a great start for 2016! Fairmount has started off the year really busy. Three of our board members (Alex Thieroff, promotions; Carrie Carter, membership and myself along with our past promotions board member Brandon Garrett) attended the Mayor’s Community Engagement Seminar and were able to attend some useful courses. This was followed by an awards luncheon. Fairmount was nominated for the Health/Wellness award for the National Blue Zone Recognition. Unfortunately we came in third – not sure how or why – however we all know that we are winners in that category. If you are unfamiliar with Blue Zones – it was awarded to our neighborhood based on walkability, bike friendly and healthy food options in our area. Thank you Brandon for all of your hard work on this! HOWEVER, the upside at the awards luncheon was that our awesome NPO, Sergio Guadarrama, was named NPO of the Year! Very well deserved, Sergio.