UPDATE! Due to the extreme nature of the weather conditions along with the fact that it is not expected to improve for at least 72 hours, we have made the decision to POSTPONE THE HOME TOUR to next weekend on Dec 14th. This will include all tour related activities such as the after-party and lights contest. All the times, places, and other details of the various events will be the same just on a new date. We hope that this will give you time to thaw out and enjoy the tour with some greatly improved weather conditions.
Residents of the Winnetka Heights Historic District will open their doors to the community as part of the 27th Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 14th, from noon to 6 p.m. This year, Winnetka Heights is celebrating its 32nd year as a designated historic district and its 27th Holiday Home Tour.
In 1981 the City of Dallas recognized Winnetka Heights as the city’s sixth historic district. The neighborhood was the first such area in Oak Cliff to be designated. Two years later, the National Register of Historic Places also recognized the district, citing its significant contribution to the city’s architecture, community planning and development.
This year’s tour which features seven homes (Prairie School four-squares and Craftsman bungalows) begins at the historic Turner House at 401 N. Rosemont. Jeff Fahrenholz, President of the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association, said “The Winnetka Heights Home Tour is an important event for the entire North Oak Cliff community, as it showcases beautifully how the old and the new cannot only coexist, but can in fact thrive. As our neighborhoods juggle both the growing pains and benefits of development, this tour showcases that it’s the people who live in our historic neighborhoods that truly make them what they are today. We are defined by more than a proximity to the urban center and the amenities that it brings. We choose to be neighbors to one another and to be part of a community that respects the past but looks to the future and works to make it our own.
Advance tickets for the tour are available for $12 on this site and at the Bishop Street Market (419 N Bishop Avenue in the Bishop Arts District). Tickets on the day of the tour will be $15 and may be purchased at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont Avenue.
Purchase tickets now. All tickets will be available at Will Call at Turner House the day of the tour:
At Turner House, visitors will also be able to participate in a silent auction featuring items from local Oak Cliff businesses and artists as well as other holiday festivities. Proceeds of the tour help the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association (a 501 (C) (3) organization) with their goals of fostering a safer, more attractive and better place to live.