The 38th Annual Historic Hyde Park Homes Tour will take place Sunday, November 9, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Six beautifully renovated homes are featured on this year’s tour. They include a restored City of Austin landmark property that is a rare example of a brick Arts and Crafts house, a tiny 1939 bungalow that was expanded rather than demolished by its architect owner, a 1925 board and batten style cottage that has had only two owners, two 1935 bungalows that reflect their owners’ creativity and world travels, and a 1910 Victorian that was removed from the UT area in the 1950s and has been twice saved from demolition.
Since the tour extends from Avenue D to Caswell and from 45th to 53rd Streets, we encourage visitors to embrace the theme “A Ride Through Hyde Park” by riding a bicycle to fully experience the beautiful neighborhood and the crisp fall weather. Those who do not have their own bikes may rent one at the tour headquarters. RSVPs for bike rentals are suggested and may be made at the tour website. A complimentary bus will also circle the tour route.
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online and on the day of the tour at The Griffin School at 5001 Evans Avenue. In addition to being the event headquarters, the school is also featured on the tour, as it has been transformed and repurposed from its original use as a Methodist Church.
Parking for the tour will be available at the school, with additional parking after 12 p.m. at Ridgetop Baptist Church located at 708 E. 51st Street.
The homes tour is the largest fundraiser for the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association and hundreds of volunteers annually join together to plan and showcase our historic neighborhood. Once again the tour is generously presented by Suzanne Pringle of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty and is also supported by sponsors and ticket sales.
Additional information about the tour may be directed to Homes Tour chair, Carolyn Grimes.