C. W. Mertz House


Home of Relic + Root – Interior Design & Home Decor

Originally located in Cleburne, Texas, this charming two-story Queen Anne-style Victorian house has been fully refurbished, refreshed, and repurposed by skilled craftsmen who have lovingly returned it to its original glory and beyond. The house boasts many finely crafted features, such as a wrap-around veranda, stately columns, fine woodwork, hardwood floors, a hand-crafted staircase, leaded glass window treatments, and many more stately embellishments.


Floor Plans

First Floor

The Pink Lady

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Second Floor

The Pink Lady

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Built in 1904 by C.W. Mertz

Once inhabited by the family of C.W. Mertz, a prominent Cleburne banker, real estate entrepreneur, insurance broker and civic leader in the early 1900s, this six-bedroom home originally stood 730 North Main Street in Cleburne, Texas. It was saved from demolition by Stephen Hidlebaugh of Founders Row in Midlothian after the city condemned it in 2016. The costs to bring the house back up to city code was too much for the owner who had been living there for more than 50 years so she decided to sell it to avoid having to bulldoze the house and incur the fees involved. She was just happy to be able to save it.

A Rich History

This house fits in with the late 1800s, early 1900s architecture of there Founders Row streetscape. The house also has a lot of original features the developers were looking for. The home was built between 1904-07 by C.W. Mertz, who arrived in Cleburne in 1881 or 1882 from Paris, Texas, where he had organized a Farmers and Merchant Bank that later became the First National Bank of Cleburne in 1889. Historic buildings like the Mertz House are a valuable resource that make a city unique. When preserved properly, they remain relevant in the future and history is preserved for future generations.

The tenant in the C.W. Mertz House is

Relic + Root

Interior Design & Home Decor

A Collection of Housewares and Home Decor that mixes vintage farmhouse charm with modern day comfort. Old world style fixtures and home goods, many made from repurposed items, rekindle the warmth of hearth and home from days gone by.

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