March 24, 2006
Woodland Heights home tour this weekend

Spring is here, and that means is home tour time.

The Woodland Heights Civic Association is first out of the box with this weekend's tour, the group's major fundraiser. The event also will mark the neighborhood's 99th birthday.

"We live in a wonderful, historic area that pre-dates most of the defining moments in Houston's history," said Brigette Larson, who is co-chairing this weekend's event with Emily Guyre and Felicia Zbranek. "People were living in the Woodland Heights before there was a Ship Channel, before there was a Rice University, before many parts of Houston were even envisioned."


The homes will be open for viewing from 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are $15 (children 12 and under will be admitted free) and are being sold throughout the neighborhood at 14 sites.

Tickets will also be sold the days of the event at the homes and at the esplanade in the 3000 block of Norhill.

Tiffany and I are signed up to sell tickets from 1 to 3:30 on Saturday, so come by and see us. The article doesn't say, but in years past there have been Metro trolleys to take you from house to house. If it's a nice day and you want to get a little exercise, though, I'd suggest walking. Four of the six houses are within six blocks of the Esplanade, so most of the tour is easy enough to do on foot.

You can get a preview of the houses here. If that's not enough to satisfy your hunger for historic homes, come back next weekend for the Houston Heights home tour. Have fun!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 24, 2006 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack

Sounds like fun, but we'll be busy with Senate District meetings and the Van Os barbecue that evening.

Posted by: PDiddie on March 24, 2006 6:35 AM

Also this weekend: the Rice Design Alliance's annual home tour. Theme this year is "House on the Bayou." More info here.

Posted by: Christof Spieler on March 24, 2006 7:57 AM