People come from all over to see Hyde Park’s beautiful historic homes, but what they really see is a neighborhood that had declined for several decades and was gradually preserved.
Through the hard work and dedication of its residents, many area homes have been restored to reflect their original charm and unique architectural styles. Hyde Park includes an eclectic mixture of architectural styles, with everything from late 19th-century Queen Anne and Classical Revival homes to 20th-century bungalow and ranch houses. Many of the houses in Hyde Park have been designated City of Austin Historic Landmarks. The annual Hyde Park Neighborhood Association Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour showcases Hyde Park houses, often including historic landmarks.
In addition to the Elisabet Ney Museum and the Fire Station, forty-two structures – forty-one houses and one commercial building – have been designated City of Austin Historic Landmarks. Many of these properties have also been designed as National Register Historic Properties and Texas Historic Landmarks.