A Part of Living History: The Story Behind the Homes at Fort Lawton's Floorplan Names

The Homes at Fort Lawton are truly a piece of living history.  At the time, the land that we now know as Fort Lawton and Discovery Park was owned by some of the city’s most preeminent politicians, socialites, and citizens.

A Snapshot in Time: The Founding of Fort Lawton

Where does the history of such an illustrious place as Fort Lawton begin? Why is it here? What was its function? Who were the main players in its founding? Fort Lawton’s history is such a rich tapestry—a woven story over nearly 125 years—that it is sometimes easy to lose sight of where it all began.