Junius Heights proudly presents its 6th annual home tour on Sunday, November 4th from 11am - 5pm.
The Junius Heights Home tour fair along with raffle will be held at Lipscomb
Elementary at the corner of Worth and Lowell. This year we will be featuring 6 homes and Lipscomb Elementary on the tour covering Craftsman, Prairie and Tudor styles that make our neighborhood one of the most unique in Dallas. Our neighborhood has a long rich history in Dallas and is the largest historic neighborhood in the city with more than 800 homes in the district. This is a must see home tour for anyone interested in understanding the history of Dallas.
Ticket Prices and Locations
The price for touring the homes is $10 for advance purchase and $15 if purchased the day of the event. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Lakewood Whole Foods and at Talulah Belle for $10 thru Saturday November 3rd. The day of the event November 4th tickets can be purchased at the Junius Home Tour Fair at Lipscomb Elementary or at each of the homes.
Homes on tour this year:
The six homes that will be featured in the 6th Annual Junius Heights Home Tour have been chosen and will be open for you to experience historical architecture on Sunday November 4th from 11 to 5pm. In addition, please join us at Lipscomb Elementary for our Junius Heights Home Tour Fair which will include entertainment from the Lipscomb and J.L Long Choirs, food vendors and pet services.
- IPad Mini – Karen Corby
- Xbox 360 – Christina Smith
- Suzy Moritz 10×10 Pet Portrait – Glenda Finnegan
- Talulah Belle/Hess Gift Card – Rene Smith
- Other winners of restaurant gift cards and salon gift cards: Jesse Moreno, Nancy Quelland, Dave Gallion and Sarah Drawert
Thank you to all who supported the Junius Height Home Tour and Raffle!
Entertainment and Activities
2:00 pm – Pet Blessing with Father McAfee so bring you furry loved ones.
2:30 pm – Lipscomb Choir
3:00 pm – J.L. Long Choir
Children’s Activities include: Music, Bounce House, Vintage Train Ride, Animal Balloon Maker, Fire Truck,
Food: Hacienda (Tex/Mex), Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Fresh Lemonade – Early Childhood PTA
For more information on the day of activities click here.
Featured homes and their descriptions are:
A reminder of the stately homes that used to grace Gaston Avenue the Italian-Renaissance inspired house was designed by the celebrated architect Bertam Hill, also the architect for five houses on Swiss Avenue. It features large, sun-lit rooms, extensive use of moldings throughout, three fireplaces, a sunroom filled with Rookwood tile, and a chance to enjoin the elegance of a past era.
The Timmons House was built in 1916 with detailed front gable and whimsical rafter tails, this house almost looks like a cross between a Swiss chalet and a Japanese pagoda. Today, the house is undergoing extensive renovations under the direction of noted historic renovation’s architect Daron Tapscott which will add a second story music room and library.
The style of this house is commonly called an airplane bungalow because the upper story resembles the cockpit of an airplane. John R. Eldridge, who lived here from 1915-1916, was a major developer at the time and built over 200 homes in the surrounding area. This house may have been the model home for the neighborhood.
6027 Worth Street
This house originally was a classic Junius Heights duplex and had many occupants, most staying only a year on average. In 1938, after their marriage at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Philip and Roberta Schnitzuis moved here and rented out the other half. The house has since been converted into a single family dwelling. Last winter during a cold spell, 18 water pipes froze and subsequently broke. The water ran for three days and extensive renovations were necessary.
5424 Worth Street
New construction by Sustainable Image Design and Construction. This house is a reinterpretation of a classic Junius Heights Arts and Crafts bungalow. With its welcoming front porch and exterior detailing, it looks like it was built over 90 years ago during the heyday of construction in Junius Heights.
Built in 1924 as a “7-room veneer cottage” for Julius Cain and his wife Irma for $8,000, this house has been restored by Karl Braddick. The architecture features Gothic Tudor arches in the windows and doorways. The windows have all been rebuilt. The stucco on the side gables is original and all exterior elements have been restored.