A brief history of the Rosenhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast.
In 1900, as Fort Worth was a bustling stop along the Western front for cattle drivers to drop their
herds to be slaughtered, packed, and shipped, a young man by the name of William M. Robinson, his wife and three
children purchased a half acre parcel of land to build their home on the James Garrison subdivision.
William was an entrepreneur born and bred. He managed the Rosen bar which was located inside the
Rosen hotel. The hotel was situated on what was once nicknamed "Hell's half acre." This is the current area where
the Fort Worth convention Center now lies.
Back in the early 1900s it was the main stop for all of the gentleman arriving to do business from
the trains. Hell's Half Acre was filled with brothels, saloons, gambling, and libations. William was no fool; he
took every opportunity he had to sell alcohol to the visitors even if it meant running into a bit of trouble with
the law. He was a colorful sort, William had more than a few run-ins with the law and one very public event where
shots were fired while he, a cousin, and some other men were illegally hosting a poker game at the Rosen hotel.
As you can see the Rosenhouse Inn had some colorful if not entertaining history they didn't call it
the wild West for nothing.
This beautiful home has been restored to its once grand glory providing its guests the comforts and
charm of the days gone by.
When traveling to the Fort Worth area, be it for pleasure, a romantic getaway, or for business
consider staying with us at the Rosen House Inn Bed and Breakfast. Where our home is your home away from home, and
enjoy our southern hospitality.
We are located in the Fairmount historic district, which is in the near Southside area of Fort
Worth Texas, located within minutes of downtown Fort Worth, fine dining, TCU, the medical district, the Fort Worth
zoo, the science and art museums, log cabin village, the historic stockyards, and the botanical gardens.
For the sports fans we are also within 15 min. of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium and the ballpark at
guests are within walking distance of local restaurants on W. Magnolia Ave. which features a large
variety of cuisine.