Thank you to all of our Homeowners, Sponsors, Volunteers, and Guests
for a successful 22nd Annual Historic Home Tour!
Mark your calendars now for the 23rd annual tour in 2019!
Tour dates are the third weekend in October 19 & 20, 2019, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM both days.
Below are the homes featured on the 2018 tour.
Herbert Sparks and his wife Grace built their home in 1922, possibly from pre-cut Sears home kit that would have been shipped on a railroad car. The home has a varied history, having served as a lab for a foot salve and a boarding house, among others. The home was stripped down to bare shiplap and studs in 2017 for a complete and total restoration, creating the sparkling gem it is today.
Part of a recent resurgence of the Houston City Street Railroad neighborhood, this classic, 1939, craftsman home has come back to life thanks to a complete renovation in 2018. It now boasts a more modern approach while retaining its vintage character. The unique 1,800 square-foot floorplan provides plenty of refuge to allow escape from the hustle and bustle of the city or for curling up with a favorite book.
This two-story Craftsman home was built in 1911 for Walter A. Cockrell, a clerk at Cockrell's Drug Store. Over the last century, this home has been lovingly cared for by all of its owners with each adding a special touch to make it their own. The most recent addition to the home is the inviting front porch, welcoming guests to come sit a for spell and watch the world go by.
This cozy bungalow draws inspiration from the arts and crafts style of Eastwood, but with a modern and fun interior. As you enter, the open concept design creates an expansive space that is perfect for entertaining guests. A unique feature to this home is the incorporation of three separate patio areas that encourages visitors to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.
This 8,000 square-foot space, with an apartment for the owner, was once home to the largest supplier of car bumpers in the area. A complete renovation converted a light industrial building into the East End Athletic Club, a welcome amenity focused on improving health and fitness in the community. Don’t miss the updated office, kitchen, and custom front desk made of reclaimed shiplap.
This 1930's brick bungalow was once home to Gertrude and Wyatt M. Pinckard who owned and operated a cigar wholesale business. Originally a two bedroom, one bath, a previous renovation added a second bathroom. Its current owners are again bringing this charming home back to life through a complete renovation. Visit this "work-in-progress" home and get a taste of what it takes to revitalize a nearly 90 year old home.