Wedgwood Historical Association’s president was recently honored by Historic Fort Worth. She received an award for Achievement in Historic Preservation as “the leader and energy behind the establishment of the Wedgwood Historical Association”.
Wedgwood is a neighborhood in the southwest part of Fort Worth that was developed in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s by E. L. Baker, Irwin Krauss, and S. G. Payte. The addition was planned around access to schools, Benbrook Lake, and the new highway, as well as the Wedgwood Country Club, Wedgwood Shopping Village, and Wedgwood Bowl, all midcentury modern buildings designed by the local architectural firm Kneer & Hamm. The houses in Wedgwood show a huge variety in styles, with many, many builders and the frequent involvement of another Fort Worth architectural firm, Hueppelsheuser & White. Wedgwood’s earliest residents were very culturally- and civic-minded and formed many groups and clubs.
Wedgwood is home to Southwest High School, Wedgwood Middle School, J. T. Stevens Elementary and Bruce Shulkey Elementary, as well as a public library branch (the first in Fort Worth), several churches, and retail shops. We have active neighborhood associations, a garden club, and other citizen-led groups, and the neighborhood is a desirable location for families because of the large lots, plentiful trees, and more spacious houses.
Please browse this website to learn more about Wedgwood and the Wedgwood Historical Association!