Join Preservation Houston the evening of Sunday, August 9, for a guided walking tour of Westmoreland, one of the Montrose area's most charming neighborhoods.
W.W. Baldwin developed Westmoreland in 1902 at what was then the southwestern edge of Houston. The neighborhood was the city's first patterned after the "private place" neighborhoods of St. Louis: small, gated developments with a central boulevard along which the grandest homes were built. Though times have changed, much of Westmoreland's early 20th century character remains, giving us a fascinating look at the residential architecture of the time. Several Westmoreland homes were built from books of house patterns, a design approach that may seem unusual to us now but was quite popular in its time. We'll discuss those homes and many more as we look at what remains a lovely, viable neighborhood after more than a century.
Please note that this an exterior architecture tour. The tour will not go inside any buildings. There are no public restrooms along the tour route.
Tickets will go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2015, in the traffic island at the east end of Hawthorne Avenue at Burlington Street (use the address "100 Hawthorne" for online mapping services). Admission is $10 for the general public ($7 for Preservation Houston members and students with valid ID). Those who walk, ride a bike or use public transit to get to the tour will receive a $2 discount. Children 11 years old and under are admitted free. Tickets may be charged to Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. The last tour group will leave just after 6 p.m. Advance reservations are not required for this tour.
Please visit our Architecture Walks page for more information.