Houston Heights was one of Texas' first planned communities when it was developed in 1892 as an independent city northwest of downtown Houston. The tour route covers a portion of the Heights East Historic District, one of three City of Houston historic districts in the area.
Participants will hear interesting stories about life in the neighborhood during the early 1900s. The tour will also focus on the evolution of residential architecture in Houston with the neighborhood's impressive Victorian houses, modest cottages and Craftsmen Style bungalows serving as examples.
Please note, this is an exterior architecture tour only. The tour will not go inside any of the historic houses along the route. Reservations are not required. Street parking is free on Heights Boulevard and adjacent side streets, but remember to observe parking restrictions. There are no public restrooms along the tour route.
Sunday, Aug. 12th, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
Cohen Plaza Heights Boulevard at 11th Street Houston, TX 77008