Preservation Houston’s 2018 Good Brick Tour is coming up at the end of October. And it’s our sponsor today. Thank you for supporting Swamplot!
Before its new owner took action, the classic Sixth Ward Victorian pictured above was on the verge of collapse. Rehabilitating the property included recreating lost design elements and restoring the historic floor plan. Beautiful 19th-century woodwork survives throughout the home; even the original Prussian Blue wall tint is still visible — an appropriate choice of color for the immigrant German carpenter who built this house.
2219 Lubbock 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 — with guided tours 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 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. The other locations on this year’s tour are:
- 67 Tiel Way, River Oaks: Prominent architects MacKie & Kamrath took their inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright when creating this classic mid-century residence (1949).
- 3702 Audubon Pl., Montrose: This distinctive Craftsman-style home (1921) reflects the eclectic ideas of its colorful builder.
- 934 Louise St., Sunset Heights: A traditional bungalow (1921) has been updated for modern living with its historic character is intact.
- Heights Textile Mill, 611 W. 22nd St., Houston Heights: A visionary renovation has repurposed this sprawling Victorian landmark (1894) as studios and offices.
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