2022-07-04

5 incredible Park Towns homes open doorways virtually on community tour

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The Park Towns Historic and Preservation Society Household Tour will showcase 5 historically and architecturally substantial households in the most modern way for 2021 — just about.

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This year’s tour, returning soon after its COVID-cancelation in 2020, starts streaming at 10 am Saturday, April 24, and carries on for 48 several hours. Digital tour tickets are $20, with a restricted range of VIP “Patron Porch Bash” tickets accessible for $250 for a pair. (Porch Social gathering includes reward basket with cocktails, charcuterie boards, a yard box from Gardenuity, and much more.) A hyperlink to look at the dwelling tour will be emailed upon ticket invest in.

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Tour proceeds go to PCHPS’ mission to advertise, protect, and protect the historic, architectural, cultural, and aesthetic legacy of the Park Metropolitan areas. Certain initiatives incorporate the Park Towns Home at Dallas Heritage Village, University Park Library archives, and Highland Park Large School scholarships for graduating seniors organizing to research architecture or heritage.

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Here is an introduction to the 5 residences on this year’s tour, with descriptions delivered by the organizers:

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3805 McFarlin Blvd.: Historic Williams dwelling owned by Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones

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The showpiece of this year’s tour, the historic 1933 “Elbert Williams Residence,” was saved from the wrecking ball when the Rees-Joneses bought it previous 12 months. It is thought of a masterpiece of Texas Fashionable Regional architecture and the matter of the reserve A Home for Texas by neighborhood architect Larry Good and photographer Charles Davis Smith.

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The sellers of the house had been the Locke loved ones (the kids of Eugene Locke and Adele Locke Seybold), who experienced owned the residence considering that 1955. The home experienced been listed by Allie Beth Allman considering the fact that late 2019 and had arrive to the awareness of the Park Towns Historic and Preservation Society as an endangered historic treasure, a probable applicant for demolition due to its website on a 1.15-acre large amount on Turtle Creek.

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While the ultimate use and occupancy of the Elbert Williams/Locke Residence is yet to be decided by the new house owners, Rees-Jones has made the motivation to maintain the home instead than demolish it.

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