Colonel William Aldredge Fort, a planter formerly of Alabama, bought a plantation on the Brazos River in 1855 and after the Civil War went into banking, forming the First National Bank of Waco. The rose-colored brick house he built, originally occupying the full block with its several dependencies, may have been constructed by the same unknown craftsman engaged at the nearby Earle-Napier-Kinnard House ( WT14) since many carpentry details are similar, along with the out-of-date Greek Revival style of the pedimented porch, Ionic columns, and deep cornices.
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William A. Fort House
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