When Nathaniel P. Turner platted the Turner Addition in 1871, the subdivision was located more than two miles outside of Houston's city limits. The neighborhood became a desirable residential area in the early 20th century thanks to its proximity to Hermann Park, Rice University and the new Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Today, the variety of architectural styles represented along the neighborhood's tree-lined streets provides a lesson in Houston's 20th century urban development exemplified by the work of some of the city's talented architects including J.T. Rather, William Ward Watkin, Howard Barnstone and Carlos Jiménez.
This is an exterior architecture tour only. The walking tour will last about 90 minutes and cover about one mile. There are not restrooms along the tour route. Reservations are not required. Participants who walk, bike or ride public transit to the tour will receive a $2 discount on admission.