It’s hard to live in North Oak Cliff and not know about the stately white manse in Winnetka Heights that hosts the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. The Turner House, a beautiful modified Prairie Foursquare home built in 1912 for Winnetka Heights developer J.P. Blake, has become something of a cultural epicenter for North Oak Cliff, hosting all manner of artists, openings, and even private events. It was renamed “Turner House” in 2002 as an homage to the founder of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, E.P. Turner.
However, no 100-plus-year-old home is exempt from the toll time takes, and Winnetka Heights‘ Turner House has been in various phases of repair over the last several weeks, with the porch roof receiving special attention during the reconstruction. To support the Turner House and the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, join Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans at Oak Cliff’s original High Caliber Home from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, for a Derby Day celebration.
The Derby Day celebration will be held on the terrace and front lawn of the Turner House, and a limited number of tickets to the event are still available. Your ticket price includes food, live music, wine, and bourbon cocktails as well as a hat contest and fashion show.
IF YOU GO:
Where: Turner House (401 N Rosemont Ave., Dallas TX 75208)
When: Saturday, May 4, from 3 to 7 p.m.
For information: call 214-946-1670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org