A confederate soldier. A farmer. A suffragette. A Driskill Hotel chef. A stenographer. Carpenters. A telephone operator. WWII soldiers. UT professors. Two photographers. A “mercantile” president. A musician. A locomotive engineer.
These are only a few of the many people who lived in six featured homes of the 37th Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour on Sunday, November 10. These wonderful homes not only chronicle different periods of architectural styles, their histories show the varied lives of Hyde Park neighbors over the past 119 years. They tell the stories of Austin.
During that time, one of the homes was saved from demolition, while another was almost entirely rebuilt. All of the tour homes have been beautifully updated to accommodate modern tastes and conveniences, yet they maintain much of their architectural detail and charm of the past. One home is a city landmark, and another just received a 5 star green energy rating from Austin Energy. Two homes have newly designed gardens, while another has chickens.
The tour is the annual fundraising event for the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association. It is managed and operated by scores of neighbors who love the unique history, architecture, and “characters” of our neighborhood.
We know that you will enjoy learning about these homes – inside and out, and we look forward to seeing you walking or biking through our neighborhood this Sunday at the Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour.
Basics: Hyde Park Homes Tour, Sunday, November 10, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Tickets: $20 online or on the day of the tour at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway.
For more information: See HydeParkHomesTour.org and follow/share the tour at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hyde-Park-Historic-Homes-Tour-Austin-Texas/83848158724