Corner of Hawthorne at Burlington
$10 general public, $7 Preservation Houston & THS members
W.W. Baldwin developed Westmoreland Place in 1902 on what was then Houston's southwestern edge. 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 Wesmoreland'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. Join us for a walking tour of historic Westmoreland addition conducted by Preservation Houston and learn about the fascinating buildings and people.
Please note that this is an exterior tour only. The tour will not go inside any buildings. Tickets will go on sale at 1:30 p.m. May 22, 2016 at the east end of Hawthorne at Burlington. The last tour group will leave just after 2 p.m. Parking: Neighborhood street parking is available but be sure to observe posted parking regulations.