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3607 Amherst. Photo by Danny Piassick.

         Tickets on Sale now! Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society 2015 Historic Home Tour - A Century of Classics

Saturday, April 11th

Tour the oldest home in Highland Park, the oldest home in University Park, a 1951 Culture Gulch home which has been architecturally acclaimed and published in many magazines and a 1929 Cape Cod classic

Presented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty along with Preservation Partner Highland Park Village with media sponsors D HOME and The Park Cities News

The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) Historic Home Tour, themed A Century of Classics, features four exciting Park Cities homes, including the oldest home in Highland Park and the oldest home in University Park, along with a1951 Culture Gulch home which has received architectural honors and a 1929 Cape Cod classic, owned by only one family. These architecturally and historically significant homes have been restored, remodeled and updated to serve the lifestyle needs of families today .

3607 Amherst: Culture Gulch: Completed in 1951, the home was immediately honored for its unique design by the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and featured  in magazine and news articles.

3432 University Boulevard: Built in 1929 high above the street is an unpretentious Cape Cod home oriented to a massive side yard to the east. The memories that reside within these walls are innumerable since only one family has owned it.

3444 University Boulevard: Neoclassical. The oldest remaining home in University Park. The family also has a very interesting history with SMU.

3505 Lexington: Oldest extant home in Highland Park and located on the first developed street.

            The home tour celebrates historic preservation and is 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. 


          Kendall Jennings is chairing the 2015 Historic Home Tour along with Lucinda Buford, who chaired the Distinguished Speaker luncheon last week. PCHPS is proud to have Marla and Mike Boone as honorary chairs for both events.

          The society’s mission is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. A portion of the proceeds of the 2015 Home Tour will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, which was the second home built in Highland Park. It also funds the Society’s land marking ceremonies. The proceeds from both the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Series and the tour will go toward the PCHPS scholarship program for Highland Park High School graduating seniors who plan to study architecture, history, preservation, or another major related to the preservation of the community’s heritage.

          Home Tour tickets are available at these Tom Thumb stores:  Snider Plaza (at Lovers Lane and Hillcrest); Preston Center, (eastern sector at  Northwest Highway and Preston Road); Greenville Avenue at Lovers Lane in Old Town; Inwood Road at University Boulevard; and Lincoln Center (Northwest Highway, across from NorthPark)  for $20. Tickets purchased the day of the tour will be $25. Additionally, you may purchase advance tickets online through Tuesday, April 7th  at the PCHPS website www.pchps.org, contact info@pchps.org or call (214) 528-0021.

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