The Dallas Morning News - Friday, September 15, 1989



WHAT: Oak Cliff Tour of Homes and Art Festival WHEN: Saturday and Sunday with tour from noon to 6 p.m., festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: Homes on tour: 1222 Belleau, 410 N. Montclair, 1821 Timbergrove, 232 S. Windomere, 1302 Cedar Hill, 2317 Barberry and 1045 Zang. Festival at Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty ADMISSION: Tour: $6 in advance, $7.50 day of (also includes admission to art festival); festival: $1.50 at the gate, children under 12 free. Call 943-4567 or 979-2598. Oak Cliff's finest homes are opening their doors to strangers again. It's not orphans or the hungry the Oak Cliff folks are letting in, but the doors are opening for a good cause, nonetheless: The 15th annual Oak Cliff Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League , benefits the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, the Sunset High School Drop Out Prevention Program and the Conservation League. And what's more the tour promotes good architecture and interior design. Six homes will be featured t his year -- perhaps the most notable being George Kessler's creation at 1302 Cedar Hill, Dallas's first all-electric home. Also on tour will be a triangular-shaped commercial structure (circa 1908), which has housed a barber shop, an Oriental laundry and a grocery store over the years. As part of the event, there also will be an art festival at Kidd Springs Park; the two-day fair will include a juried arts and crafts show, a Montessori-sponsored children's area and entertainment by Brave Combo, the Dall as Chamber Orchestra, the North Dallas High School Mariachi Band and Dancers, Skyline High School Jazz Band and a demonstration of dog square dancing. -- Shermakaye Bass Michael, The Dallas Morning News