The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League has announced the locations for its 2013 home tour, which benefits neighborhoods and nonprofits in the district.
The tour is one of the oldest of its kind in the city. This year, from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13, visitors can view 12 homes from seven historic neighborhoods. The houses range from solid craftsman homes to stately colonials, post-modern ranches to stunning contemporaries.
“This year’s tour stretches from Kessler to Kiestwood and includes homes from the 1917 to 2007,” said OOCCL president Philip Leven. “We’re especially pleased to have a home in North Cliff which has not been represented on the Tour in several years, and a home in South Winnetka, which is a first-ever for that neighborhood. Our goal is to showcase the quality and variety of the homes and the neighborhoods of Oak Cliff. You’ll see beautiful historic restoration, repurposed older structures, and sensitive new construction, in everything from a 1,600-square-foot bungalow to a 4,500-square-foot contemporary.”
The OCCL recently announced the beneficiaries of the 2012 home tour, which included neighborhood grants for street sign toppers, sidewalk improvements, school uniforms, crime watch signs, and murals. Oak Cliff nonprofits that received grants included Fort Worth Avenue Development Group for Western Heights Cemetery Maintenance, Hampton-Illinois Library Friends, the Turner House, Friends of Oak Cliff Parks and The Well Community.
Home tour tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for seniors 60 and older on the day of the tour, and can be purchased at W. 7th Street and Bishop Ave in the Bishop Arts District. Discounted advance tickets ($20 adult and $12 senior) are available at Tom Thumb stores located at 315 South Hampton Road, 5809 East Lovers Ln., and 6333 E Mockingbird Ln. You can also buy tickets online at the OOCCL website.
Here are the homes in this year’s tour:
1347 Cedar Hill in East Kessler Park
1645 Junior in East Kessler Park
1811 Evergreen Hills in Kessler Park
2916 W. Greenbriar in Kessler Park
2526 W. Tenth in Kessler Plaza
2450 Five Mile Circle in Kiestwood
905 N. Montclair in Kings Hwy
1325 Kings Hwy. in Kings Hwy.
2847 Ivandell in North Cliff
701 S. Clinton in South Winnetka
1910 Marydale in Stevens Park Estates
1939 W. Colorado in Stevens Park Estates