A Candlelight Christmas in Ryan Place: December 3 – 4

The Ryan Place gates were funded by proceeds from previous Candlelight Christmas home tours (photos: ryan-place.squarespace.com)

Every city in America has one. You know it when you see it.  Whether it’s the architecture, location, or landscape, there is always a street in the city that is simply magical.  In Fort Worth the most magical and inspiring street is Elizabeth Boulevard.

See unique and historic pieces of furniture at the Candlelight Tour of Homes in Ryan Place

The main artery of the Ryan Place neighborhood, “in 1979 Elizabeth Boulevard joined the National Register of Historic Places, making Ryan Place the only residential historic district in Fort Worth.”  Located off Eighth Avenue and a few blocks from the Near Southside, Ryan Place and Elizabeth Boulevard epitomize all that was great about classic neighborhoods when they were built in the early 1920’s and 1930’s.

This boulevard, and the classic homes of character that comprise Ryan Place, will be showcased during December 3 and 4 as part of the 33rd annual Candlelight Tour of Homes which promotes the annual historic preservation fundraiser of Ryan Place.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 each  During the tour, tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Booth at St. John’s Church for $20. St. John’s Church is located at 2401 College Avenue in Fort Worth. You may use the same wristband for both days if you wish.  Tickets are non-refundable.

17th Century inspired room in 1604 Elizabeth Boulevard

Six homes will be featured in this year’s event which is themed “The Legacy of Family.”  From bungalows to Georgian mansions, Tudor designs to Mediterranean inspired dwellings, all will be open to the public as a way to pay homage to the traditions of the Ryan Place neighborhood and the families that live there.

And 1604 Elizabeth Boulevard will be part of this year’s tour.  Owned by renowned interior designer, Eric Prokesh, the home will feature one room styled in 18th Century French motif adjacent to one with 17th Century Italian influences.  The moldings, furniture, colors, and decor all have been meticulously selected and placed to give tourgoers an authentic and inspiring experience.

1604 Elizabeth Boulevard bedazzles for the Candlelight Tour of Homes

Prokesh is also working on the interior design of 1416 Elizabeth Boulevard, which is also on this year’s tour.

Over the years, the Candlelight Tour of Homes has helped raise thousands of dollars for neighborhood improvements such as restoration of the large stone entrance columns at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Elizabeth Boulevard as well as constructing historic street lamps throughout the Ryan Place neighborhood.  All projects funded are designed to maintain and promote the diverse and historic architectural styles existing in the neighborhood.

The Candlelight Tour of Homes begins on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from noon until 9 p.m. and ends Sunday, December 4 from noon to 5 p.m.

Click here for more information: 33rd Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes

That’s all from Tarrant County this week Dirty Readers.  Remember, if you have comments, questions, snide remarks or ideas for future stories–I’m always here to listen!

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth.  Statements and opinions are his own.  Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004.  He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for over 14 years.  Seth also loves bow ties.  You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or seth.fowler@williamstrew.com. 

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