Swamplot Sponsor: Preservation Houston’s 2018 Good Brick Tour

Preservation Houston’s 2018 Good Brick Tour is our sponsor again today — with more information about one of the locations on this year’s tour. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

The Sunset Heights bungalow pictured above remained largely unchanged from the time it was completed in 1921 until 2013 — when new owners began a comprehensive preservation project. The rehabilitation updated the house for modern living while preserving historic features, including the original front door lock and key, pine floors, and clawfoot tub. Heirloom furniture and original art distinguish this comfortable home.

This home at 934 Louise St. is one of 5 award-winning historic homes and buildings dating from 1892 to 1949 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:

  • Heights Textile Mill, 611 W. 22nd St., Houston Heights: Reminders of the building’s industrial past are preserved throughout this massive 1894 manufacturing facility, now repurposed as studios and offices.
  • 67 Tiel Way, River Oaks: Exposed brick, fine finishes, and strong horizontal lines distinguish this impressive 1949 home by Houston architects MacKie & Kamrath.
  • 2119 Lubbock St., Old Sixth Ward: This classic Victorian home built in 1892 by an immigrant German carpenter was rescued from collapse by a caring new owner.
  • 3702 Audubon Pl., Montrose: Craftsman-style detailing and unique interiors distinguish this distinctive 1921 home, which has remained in the same family since it was built.

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