October 19, 2007
Old Sixth Ward home tour Sunday

The following is via email from Leigh Hollins of the Old Sixth Ward Neighborhood Association:

The Old Sixth Ward's Annual Victorian Houston Home Tour is THIS SUNDAY, Oct 21, from 12:30 - 5:30 pm.

Tickets are available the day of the tour, in front of Dow School (MECA) at 1900 Kane Street, $15 each.

Come back in time with us, as you enjoy 'life in the late 19th century', in Houston's first and only protected Historic District.

There will be 6 lovely homes to tour, plus a "bonus" workshop full of antique/vintage working tools and machines, used daily by its owner to craft lovelies for family and friends. Also, enjoy ice cream & lemonade in a backyard garden, ride in a horse drawn carriage, enjoy the antics of "The Wheelmen" on their antique bicycles, and enjoy live period piano music (part of each hour) from the resident of one of the homes on the tour!

Come to the Old Sixth Ward, truly "Home to Houston's History"-- the oldest intact neighborhood in the City of Houston, and the largest concentration of Victorian structures in the region, outside of Galveston.

Sounds like fun. For more information, visit Old6Ward.org.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 19, 2007 to Elsewhere in Houston