Tickets are now on sale for the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) Historic Home Tour on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Chaired by Suzie Curnes, the tour features these four architecturally and historically significant homes:
3615 Cornell: Homeowners are Ted and Camillia Shoemaker. Architects Marion Fooshee and James Cheek partnered to create the extraordinary design for Highland Park Village. One of their earliest forays into residential projects was in 1924 at 3615 Cornell. This fieldstone Tudor style cottage is a charming example of their talent to interpret genres with authenticity. The large gable, ganged windows, and dormer combined with the front flower box, all contribute to an English countryside feeling. Unique cross hatch masonry details above the front windows, rare fieldstone chimneys, winding footpath, and trailing ivy complete the picture.
3910 Gillon: Homeowners are Sydney and Elizabeth Hurley. By 1918 noted Dallas architect, Hal Thomson, had finished work on this rare jewel in the Tudor crown of Dallas residences. Two front facing gables combine with arched eyebrow entry and visor roof details to provide intriguing layered elevations on the facade. Positioned on a magnificent lot, the Hurley home is a prime example of quintessential Tudor style design elements: random colored slate tiles, alternating window shapes, unique masonry details, and cast stone accents including quoins framing the front door. Gargoyles and a pair of 17th century bronze lion statues acquired in Savannah invite you into this remarkable home.
3524 Saint Johns: Homeowners are Jack and Kate LaGere. Built in 1928, the LaGeres are only the fourth family to occupy this eclectic Tudor home situated on the corner of St. Johns and Byron. Kate Sandstad LaGere, an Armstrong Elementary School alumna, considered the proximity to school and playgrounds an ideal location for her children. Kate’s husband appreciated the possibilities this project presented for implementing their vision to redesign and preserve a classic. After a year of “back to the studs” renovation, their home’s facelift was completed in 2015. Scott Slagle was the architect and Avrea Wagner collaborated with Kate on interior design decisions.
3657 Stratford: Homeowners are Jim and Susan Murray. Available records indicate the oldest home on the 2019 PCHPS tour was completed in 1916. The Murray residence is a representative example of the Greek Revival architectural style. White two story pilasters frame the home flanking both the front door and the corners. Additionally, the banks of windows across the front facade are all accentuated with millwork. The banks of windows above the front door and in the dormer complete the classical, symmetrical treatment. Neoclassical touches appear in the parallel glass side panels and transom which surround the front door under the inviting front porch.
The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Home Tour tickets are $20 each purchased in advance and $25 when purchased at the door of any home. Advance tickets are available online at www.pchps.org. All tickets purchased online will be mailed. They are also available at these Tom Thumb stores: Snider Plaza, Preston Center, Greenville/Lovers Lane, Inwood/University, Lincoln Center. For more information, call the PCHPS office (214) 528-0021 or checks for the Historic Home Tour Tickets can be mailed to 25 Highland Park Village, Suite 100, Box 286, Dallas, TX 75205. Home Tour Ticket Sponsor is Tom Thumb.
The purpose of the annual Historic Home Tour is to show case architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities and illustrate how these homes have been restored or remodeled and updated to serve the lifestyle needs of families today.
Gigi Potter Salley and Roy Salley are honorary chairs. Luncheon co-chairs are Shelby Fuqua and Julia Fuqua. Polly and Dan McKeithen are chairing the Classic and Antique Car Show. Venise Stuart is president of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society.
Wednesday, April 10: Distinguished Speaker Luncheon: Keynote speaker Candace Evans is a journalist, publisher and social media entrepreneur. Widely read by almost everyone in the industry locally and nationwide, North Texas consumers devour her daily insights on the popular local website that began as a blog, CandysDirt.com. The site and its social media channels cultivate Dallas/Fort Worth real estate daily.
Candy is frequently called as a real estate expert by Dallas and national media and is now also the North Texas editor to Forbes.com. Her site’s content is syndicated to CultureMap Dallas and The Katy Trail Weekly. She also covers real estate for Modern Luxury Dallas and occasionally, D Magazine, where she broke the news on countless celebrity homes, notorious real estate agents, and where former president George W. Bush and Laura bought their Dallas home in 2008. Candy launched her real estate news platforms in 2010, the signature CandysDirt.com and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market.
Tickets 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. Check the website for updates: www.pchps.org or email email@example.com for sponsorship forms. Proceeds from the 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 or history.
Saturday, April 27: The Classic and Antique Car Show presented by URBAN/ Allie Beth Allman and Associates is free and open to the public. A ticket is not necessary. Operation Kindness will host an educational booth. Friends of the University Park Public Library will host a book sale. Event registration for car owners is 8:30 a.m. Fee for car owners is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Show opens at 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Food and drinks are available. There is hard surface parking for show vehicles. Show vehicles in multiple classes. Trophies will be awarded in different categories TBD. There is a Club Participation Award. Media sponsor is ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth 103.3FM. The show takes place at Burleson Park, 3000 University Boulevard, 75205. Rain date is Saturday, May 4. Check the website for details: www.pchps.org
The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s annual Historic Home Tour, Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, and the Classic and Antique Car Show celebrate historic preservation and are designed to generate awareness of the role history and preservation play in enhancing the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the Park Cities communities.
The Historic Home Tour and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon are the Society’s only fundraisers each year. The proceeds are allocated to help further the PCHPS mission to promote, protect and preserve the historic, architectural, cultural andaesthetic legacy of the Park Cities.
PCHPS landmarks architecturally and historically significant homes in the Park Cities, some of which are on the Historic Home Tour.
Membership in the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society is open to the public. Members of the Society enjoy historic and preservation oriented educational programs.
For further information, visit the website at www.pchps.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 528-0021.
Overview: PCHPS mission is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Proceeds of the 2019 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 or history. Membership in PCHPS is open to the public. For more information visit www.pchps.org