(March 23, 2017) Advance tickets are now on sale at Park Cities area Tom Thumb Stores for the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s Home Tour on Saturday, April 1. Store locations are: Snider Plaza, Preston Center, Greenville/Lovers, Inwood/University and Lincoln Center. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door on day of event. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.pchps.org until March 28. Tickets purchased online will be mailed.
Kendall Jennings, president of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society encourages everyone to join in these three exciting events happening this spring as we Taste • Tour • Explore.
James Farmer, nationally renowned professional garden, floral and interior designer, cook, author and lifestyle expert, will be the featured speaker at the 6th Annual Distinguished Speaker luncheon. Farmer is an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine and a frequent guest on many television and radio programs. Chaired by Liz Farley, the event is slated for Wednesday, March 29 at the Dallas Country Club.
The luncheon kicks off the Taste • Tour • Explore series of events with Presenting Sponsor Ryan. Libby and David Hunt are Honorary Chairs.
Tish Key is chairing the Annual Historic Home Tour happening on Saturday, April 1. This year’s tour features four fabulous Park Cities Homes:
* 3600 Greenbrier: A reimagined 1930s Colonial style home, extensively renovated with grand interior spaces and dramatic design, maintaining the exterior six stately live oak trees and changing the entrance to Thackery, honoring and celebrating the relationship between the home and the land in a splendid way;
* 4218 Fairfax Avenue: Built in 1929, a rare jewel created by Clyde H. Griesenbeck, the original architect. Each phase of renovations were diligently researched and period appropriate glass, slate tiles, masonry, carpentry and hardware were utilized. Winner of the Historic Preservation Achievement Award in 2004. Dorothy Malone lived here for a number of years. The traditional exterior disguises the fact that you have stepped into a whimsical Tudor wonderland;
* 4309 Westway: Built in 1942, an elegant example of French Eclectic architecture, retaining the original front façade and decorative appliqued plaster window elements, the interior space has been redefined in a creative, imaginative manner;
* 3825 Miramar: A stately example of eclectic Greek Revival architecture was built in 1922 by J.A. Pitzinger, architect. The Delagi family retained the exterior façade and more during an extensive renovation and restoration endeavor. The residence reaches out and embraces nature from every room while the contemporary interior enhancements provide comfort and pleasure. A vintage treasure and a Highland Park classic rescued and updated in magnificent fashion.
Be sure to drop by the 2nd Annual Classic and Antique Car Show on Saturday, April 8 at Burleson Park, 3000 University Boulevard. Free and open to the public, the event runs from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Show vehicles are in multiple classes and trophies will be given in different categories TBD. Rain date is Saturday, April 15. If you are interested in showing your vehicle or would like further information, contact chair Dan McKeithen or his wife Polly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets for the March 29th luncheon are on sale now and start at $150 each. Patron single seating starts at $300 each and include a Patron Party invitation. Other levels include more benefits. Sponsorships and table underwriting are available beginning at $1,500 up to $10,000.
For more information, call the PCHPS office (214) 582-0021.
Presenting Media Sponsor is D Home and Community Media Sponsor is The Park Cities News and The Waters Family.
PCHPS mission is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Proceeds of the 2017 Luncheon will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PCHPS archives at the University Park Library, fund the Society’s landmarking initiatives and award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture, history or preservation. Membership in PCHPS is open to the public. For more information visit www.pchps.org.
Photos by Danny Piassick.