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Ben Hogan's childhood home on endangered list

May 8, 2013 at 5:21 PM   |   Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 8 (UPI) -- A Fort Worth, Texas, childhood home of golf legend Ben Hogan is included on a list of the city's most endangered places, a preservationist organization said.

Although Hogan grew up in several homes, the house on East Allen Avenue is the last house standing as a remembrance of Hogan's Fort Worth roots. The house "has been vacant for years and fallen on hard times. Its primary significance is cultural, due to Ben Hogan's national golfing stature," said John Roberts, chairman of Historic Fort Worth at the release of the "Historical Fort Worth's 2013 list of most endangered places" report Tuesday.

The home is in disrepair and the owners are seeking money to repair it, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wednesday.

Hogan moved to from Stephenville, Texas, to Fort Worth at age 9 and became among golf's brightest stars, winning 63 PGA tournaments. He died in 1997 at age 84, the newspaper said.

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