The Ashton: Built in 1915, the Ashton's six-story Italianate building was originally the home of the Fort Worth Club, a society of local business bigwigs determined to bring cosmopolitan culture to "Cowtown."Over the years, even as Fort Worth flourished, the building fell into disrepair. When the Ashton opened as a boutique hotel in 2001, it restored the building to its early splendor.