Swamplot Sponsor: Preservation Houston’s 2018 Good Brick Tour

Preservation Houston hosts its fifth annual Good Brick Tour at the end of the month. And it’s our sponsor today. Thank you for supporting Swamplot!

The clocktower of the former Oriental Textile Mill has been a recognizable landmark in the Heights for almost a century. The mill itself was built in 1894, when Houston Heights was still an independent city. Today, the sprawling factory has been imaginatively renovated as studios and offices — with much of its industrial character intact.

The Heights Textile Mill, at 611 W. 22nd St., is one of 5 award-winning historic homes and buildings that will be welcoming visitors in the 2018 edition of the Good Brick Tour. Guided tours to all the properties will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, and Sunday, October 28.

Purchase advance tickets for the 2018 Good Brick Tour online for $25 per person through this Thursday, October 25. After that, prices will go up: Tickets will be available for $30 per person at any tour location during the weekend. Tickets are valid both days of the tour and provide 1 admission to each location on the tour.

Preservation Houston has recognized all the properties on this tour with Good Brick Awards for excellence in historic preservation. This year’s tour also features 4 award-winning historic homes:

  • 67 Tiel Way, River Oaks: The works of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright inspired this impressive 1949 home by Houston architects MacKie & Kamrath.
  • 3702 Audubon Pl., Montrose: The colorful builder of this landmark 1921 airplane bungalow wired his home with gadgets of his own invention.
  • 2119 Lubbock St., Old Sixth Ward: This charming 1892 Folk Victorian home has been restored to its original appearance with century-old woodwork and wall finishes intact.
  • 934 Louise St., Sunset Heights: This quaint 1921 bungalow and its original garage apartment reflect the quiet appeal of the Craftsman style.

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