Swamplot Sponsor: Preservation Houston’s 2017 Good Brick Tour

2219 Kane St., Old Sixth Ward, Houston

2219 Kane St., Old Sixth Ward, Houston

Preservation Houston’s 2017 Good Brick Tour is our sponsor again today, with another bit of detail on one of the properties in the tour later this month. Thanks for the support!

This quaint Folk Victorian cottage had been vacant and neglected when new owners purchased the dilapidated house and moved it to a prominent intersection in the Old Sixth Ward Historic District. The missing front porch was reconstructed with salvaged columns, and historic doors, windows, and hardware were preserved throughout. A clever use of space transformed the cottage into a light-filled office and guest house while preserving its historic character.

The house at 2219 Kane Street is one of 5 award-winning historic homes and buildings welcoming visitors with guided tours from noon to 5 pm on both Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30.

Purchase advance tickets online for $25 per person through Thursday, April 27. 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 one admission to each location.

Preservation Houston has recognized all the properties on tour with Good Brick Awards for excellence in historic preservation. The other tour locations are:

  • The Dentler Building, 1809 Summer St., High First Ward Historic District: A once-derelict 2-story apartment house (1923) that found new life as a contemporary single-family home.
  • 309 Sampson St., East End: A classic Victorian house (c. 1895) that shines with remarkably intact detailing and original art.
  • Fire Station No. 2, 317 Sampson St., East End: Up-to-date interior design transformed a turn-of-the-century fire station (1910) into a private home with brass fire poles intact.
  • Isabella Court, 1005 Isabella Ave. at Main, Midtown. A spectacular courtyard and unique apartments distinguish this one-of-kind Spanish Colonial Revival—style building (1929).

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