The Fairmount Tour of Homes has become an annual Mother's Day event for my daughter and me and we were joined this year by Joanne from WordSplash and our friend Linda. Fairmount was developed as a middle-class residential area between 1890 and 1938. Many of the homes are Craftsman style. The Fairmount Neighborhood Association has worked tirelessly toward historic recognition and achieved their goal and were placed on the National Registry in 1990. Each year there are six or more houses that can be toured. Many have interesting stories such as the Rodriguez Home which was originally built by a prominent Fort Worth surgeon who is credited with saving the city from a meningitis epidemic in 1910. While looking at one of the houses, I came across a yellow house that I had taken a picture of last year and used to describe a home in Storms & Secrets. The story is fictional, but is based in the Fairmount area.