Residents of the Winnetka Heights Historic District will open their doors to the community as part of the 28th Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 6th, from noon to 6 p.m. This year, Winnetka Heights is celebrating its 33nd year as a designated historic district and its 28th Holiday Home Tour. Lifestylist Suzanne Felber was chosen with Lisa Stewart of Lisa Stewart Photography to do the photography of the homes.
In 1981 the City of Dallas recognized Winnetka Heights as the city’s sixth historic district. The neighborhood was the first such area in Oak Cliff to be designated. Two years later, the National Register of Historic Places also recognized the district, citing its significant contribution to the city’s architecture, community planning and development.
This year’s tour features six homes (Prairie School four-squares and Craftsman bungalows) and begins at the historic Turner House at 401 N. Rosemont. A seventh home and an invitation to a champagne reception will be included with all VIP tour tickets.
The Winnetka Heights Home Tour is an important event for the entire North Oak Cliff community, as it showcases beautifully how the old and the new cannot only coexist, but can in fact thrive. As our neighborhoods juggle both the growing pains and benefits of development, this tour showcases that it’s the people who live in our historic neighborhoods that truly make them what they are today. We are defined by more than a proximity to the urban center and the amenities that it brings. We choose to be neighbors to one another and to be part of a community that respects the past but looks to the future and works to make it our own.
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