Heritage Oak Cliff Unveils 10 Homes For 2019 Home Tour

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Heritage Oak Cliff announced the 10 homes that will make up the 2019 home tour on Monday evening. (Photo courtesy Heritage Oak Cliff)

After 44 years, Heritage Oak Cliff knows how to gin up some excitement for a 45th home tour — you have a party to debut the latest 10 homes to join the ranks, and celebrate that there are 10 more homes from diverse neighborhoods to showcase in a city that can be a bit bulldozer-friendly.

And that’s just what HOC did Monday, announcing the 10 homes that will become the 45th home tour, which will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. October 19 and 20. Ticket prices are $15 to $20.

This year’s 10 homes showcase a variety of architectural styles. Check out this year’s homes on our handy interactive map:

The first tour, known as the “Urban Pioneer Tour,” took place in 1975 and was a collaborative effort with the Historic Preservation League (now Preservation Dallas), the Oak Lawn Preservation Society, and the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League (now Heritage Oak Cliff), which was organized the year prior by Winnetka Heights resident Mary Griffith.

Tickets are available online. Proceeds from the home tour fund the Heritage Oak Cliff grant program, which provides funds to member neighborhoods for projects that contribute to the overall quality of life in Oak Cliff. The grants can fund up to 60 percent of proposed projects that provide long-term benefits to the community.

To keep up with our home tour coverage, which will include some great sneak peeks at some of the homes on this year’s tour, click here.

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Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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