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Established: 2004

Tax Determination Letter


The Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc.

P. O. Box 470742

Fort Worth, TX 76147

Van Zandt Cottage after exterior restoration in 2014

The Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc., whose members include community leaders and descendants of the Van Zandt family, began informally in May 2004 and became a private, non-profit organization in March 2005.


The specific purposes of the Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc. are:


1.  to provide funding for the restoration and preservation of the Van Zandt Cottage. The cottage will be used for interpreting the history and culture of Fort Worth and its settlers.


2.  to make this historical site a destination for teaching Fort Worth history to the public through programming, exhibits, and hands-on learning; and


3.  to be operated in such a manner which allows the organization to obtain and maintain tax exempt status under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Two board members accept certificate from City Council member


Friends Vice President, Edmund P. Cranz, and President, Theodore Gupton, accept a Certificate of Recognition for the Friends' restoration efforts from the City of Fort Worth Mayor and City Council. District 9 Councilmember, Ann Zadeh, presented them with the ceritificate on May 12, 2015.


Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc.

Board of Directors 2017-2018


Executive Board  
Crawford Gupton President
Theodore Gupton President Emeritus
Ann Kinscherff President Emeritus
The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey 1st Vice President
Gretchen Denny 2nd Vice President
Edmund P. Cranz 3rd Vice President
Shari Harris Secretary
Susan Morgan Price Treasurer
Sam B. Cantey, IV WIni Klein
Lee Christie Frances Lawrence
Caroline Cranz Berkeley Merrill, MD
Emily Attwell Crosswell Darin Norman
Malinda Crumley Marty Norman
Louis Daniel (Honorary) Kimberly Payne
Samuel Alexander Denny, Jr. Hank Price
Steve Geis Capera Ryan
Doug Harman Mary Alice Denmon Smith
Patricia Harrison (Honorary) Cheryl Van Zandt
Brent Hyder Neil Van Zandt, JD CFP
Morgan Jansing Arthur Weinman, AIA
Harold (Hal) Jennings Roberta Williamson
Ex Officio (City of Fort Worth representatives)  
Reginald Hurd, Assistant Director, Park & Recreation Department  
Kelli Pickard, Historic Site Supervisor, Log Cabin Village  





The Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc. launched a campaign to raise funds to complete the restoration of the Van Zandt Cottage at 2900 Crestline Road in Trinity Park. Detailed information can be found below. Please consider a generous gift to support the Cottage.  If you are interested in contributing to the Capital Campaign, simply fill out this form. If you have questions, please contact the Friends at the address noted at the top of this page.


The Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc. and the City of Fort Worth would like to recognize the following donors for their generous donations to the capital campaign.


Visionary: $25,000-$40,000
Preservationist: $1,000-$24,999
Pioneer: $1-$999
Louise B. Carvey
Bob and Gail Barham
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Allie

Gretchen, Andrea and Alex Denny - In memory of Samuel A. Denny

Olivia D. Bernabei
Khleber V. Attwell, Jr.
Mariann Wilson Lyon
David Bonderman
Suzanne and Kevin Avondet
Anne Marion
Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation
F. Robert and Mona Tull Ball
The Ryan Foundation
Barbara and Ralph Cox
Cornelia and James Blake
William E. Scott Foundation
Edmund P. Cranz
A. J. Carter Bowden
Roberta and Jack Williamson
Lucy Darden
Lucy M. Brants
Alex Denny
Dr. Chris & Jo McGinley Gupton Brooks
DuBose Family Foundation
Robert W. Brown, M.D.
Jill & Charles Fischer Foundation
Ellie Burdette
Ben and Kay Fortson
Ambler Cantey
Shirlee J. and Taylor Gandy
Sam B. Cantey, IV
Garvey Texas Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Robert and Joyce Pate Capper
Clare Attwell Glassell
Lee F. Christie
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore B. Gupton
Nina Marie and Gary Cole
Shari and Frank Harris
Gunnie Corbett
James M. Harrison
Will A. Courtney
Sally Hoglund
Marty and Mike Craddock
Earl and Paula Hoover
Emily Crosswell
Edward Hudson, Jr. & W. A. Hudson, II
Dennis and Malinda Crumley
The Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Sam B. Hulsey
Justine C. Deison
Murray Armstrong James
Courtney C. and Raymond G. Dickerson
Linda and Harold V. Johnson, III
Lisa W. and David M. Diffley
Marsha and John Kleinheinz
Martha and David Dowler
Mollie & Garland Lasater Charitable Foundation
Nancy H. Dozier
Martha Leonard
Sally M. Ehrhart
Lummis Asset Management, L.P.
Mildred H. Fender
Luther King Capital Management
Nancy Fisher
Dana and Lee Freese
John and Annie Mason
Mrs. Bayard Friedman
Nancy and John McClane
Cami and John Goff
Mr. & Mrs. Foster Nelson (Nelson Charitable Fund)
Gail Aronoff Granek
Susan Morgan and Hank Price
Andrèe and Gary Griffin
GWR Foundation
Crawford Gupton Family
Jean and John Roach
Mrs.  William L. Gupton, Jr.
Rockbrook Family Trust – Debbie, Capera and Willing Ryan
Doug and Judy Harman
Tarrant County Historical Society
Mrs. Bert Honea, Jr.
Anna Belle Price Thomas
Ashley Hulsey
Byron Hulsey
Judy and Price Hulsey
Morgan and Marc Jansing
Harold B. Jennings
Mark and Tricia Jennings
Houston and Charlotte Kauffman
Mary Kathryn and Todd P. Kelly
Ann B. Kinscherff
Ted and Wini Klein
Rose Ann Kornfeld
Teri Kramer
Gail and Bill Landreth
Kathryn C. and L. Russell Laughlin
Frances Lawrence
Bill and Pam Lawrence
Virginia Leonard
Lynn M. Ligon
Olivia G. Mason
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Massad
Pat and Clyde S. McCall, Jr.
Barbara McCandless McColm
John W. McMackin
Berkeley S. Merrill, M.D.
Carolyn C. Munn
Jerry and Susan Nanna
Darin M. Norman
Jim and Marty Norman
Lee and Holly Norman
Kimberly and Dustin Payne
Betsy and George Pepper
Elizabeth and Paul Ray, Jr.
Patricia H. Schutts
Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Silman
Flavious and Melanie Smith
Chad and Mimi Stephens
Mrs. Jack Sutherland
Barbara and Douglas Tatum
Jerre and David Tracy

 Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Turner, III

Neil and Cheryl Van Zandt
Arthur Weinman, AIA
John F. Williams –  In Memory of Anne McLean
Vivienne Wilson
Diane and George M. Young



The Case for Preserving the Van Zandt Cottage


Van Zandt Cottage Restoration Plan


Van Zandt Cottage Education/Outreach Program


Addenda A: Park Board Informational Item Van Zandt Cottage Restoration Plan


Addenda B: Architect for Van Zandt Cottage Restoration


Addenda C: Architectural Drawings of Van Zandt Cottage


Addenda D: Van Zandt Cottage Live Oak Certificate


Addenda E: Capital Campaign Budget


Addenda F: Van Zandt Cottage Friends, Inc. Financial Statements


Addenda G: Van Zandt Cottage Friends Tax Determination Letter


Major K. M. Van Zandt photo taken at Deane Studio in Fort Worth, Texas

Major Khleber Miller Van Zandt