Brentwood Hills is a small neighborhood six miles east
of the Fort Worth Central Business District and is included n the 1863 J.E. Brandon
Survey and the 1875 D.M. Helms Survey.
Brentwood Hills was named by Roy L. Wise who bought 83
acres in 1954 from Annie and Frances Grant, whose family owned the land since the late
1800's. Mr. Wise combined the name Brent, a California friend of one of the Grant
sisters, with a description of the area, resulting in Brentwood Hills
Mr. Wise first considered French names for the streets
in the area, but after consultation with the Grant sisters, English names such as Canterbury,
Nottingham and Windemere were chosen. Franwood Street was named for Frances Grant, and
Grantland Street was a tribute to the Grant family. The Roy L. Wise Development Company
laid out the streets, paved Oak Hill Road and built sixty homes during the most active phase.
Wise later sold lots in the area to other developers.
The relatively undeveloped land in the southern portion of
Brentwood Hills has been owned by A. Brant since 1928.
In 1955 the Texas Turnpike Authority purchased the right of
way on the northern edge of this neighborhood to build I-30, the Dallas Turnpike.
In 1957, the State of Texas purchased a right of way to the east for the development of East Loop 820.
Stair Road was named after A.M. Stair, an early owner of
property just north of Cooke's Lane. In 1962, Stair Road was connected to Brentwood Drive
creating Brentwood Stair. In 1972, part of Ederville Road west of Brentwood Hills was also
renamed Brentwood Stair.