Preservation Houston’s annual Good Brick Tour is less than 2 weeks away. And it’s Swamplot’s Sponsor of the Day today. Thanks for supporting this site!
The large Craftsman-style home shown above has been a Montrose landmark since 1921, when local builder Ewart Lightfoot created a family home with many unique features — including a massive fireplace made of stones collected from the Houston Ship Channel and colorfully decorated ceiling beams. The property has never left the Lightfoot family; the house, its furnishings, and its fixtures have been painstakingly restored. (The distinctive pink on the exterior is the home’s original color.)
This home, at 3702 Audubon Pl., along with 4 other award-winning historic homes and buildings dating from 1892 to 1949, 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 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: This sprawling 1894 factory has been redeveloped; it now provides unique commercial space, studios, and offices.
- 67 Tiel Way, River Oaks: This expansive 1949 home is one of the last two surviving MacKie & Kamrath midcentury designs on this curving street along Buffalo Bayou.
- 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.
- 924 Louise St., Sunset Heights: This comfortable 1921 bungalow, renovated for a new owner, retains the charm of its Craftsman style design.
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