Tour these old houses

Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - Friday, October 14, 2005
Author: Toni Edwards

Get a peek inside restored and beautifully decorated homes during the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League 's annual home tour this weekend. The dwellings on the tour date from the early 1900s through the 1960s, including commercial space converted into a loft, a Craftsman bungalow with woodwork preserved since 1915 and a 1930s Tudor Revival with a whimsical playhouse on-site. The tour is self-guided, but volunteers at each home will point out specifics. Winnetka Heights, East Kessler, Kidd Springs and Wynnewood North are among the neighborhoods participating.

Toni Edwards

Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets and maps will be available at a temporary stand at Bishop Avenue and Seventh Street in the Bishop Arts District. 214-948-9809.

$15, $12 seniors.


Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - Friday, October 14, 2005

TOUR DE FORCE: The Old Oak Cliff Home Tour celebrates its 30th year this weekend from noon to 6 both days. The event features 10 homes and one commercial spot in seven neighborhoods, including East Kessler, Kings Highway and Wynnewood North. The area is rich in architectural history, with 1930s mansions, Craftsman style and midcentury homes. Advance tickets are available at the Nodding Dog and Oak Cliff Mercantile in the Bishop Arts District, and the day of at the Nodding Dog. The tour is sponsored by the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League . For more information, see the calendar on Page 9.

KNITTING PRETTY: With the knitting obsession hitting celebrities and ordinary mortals alike, there is no shortage of classes, such as the sweater-ornament class Saturday at the Shabby Sheep (214-953-0331) or the zillions of new books out on the subject, including Handknit Holidays ($27.50, Stewart, Tabori & Chang). The book even includes projects for Hanukkah and winter solstice.

Connie Dufner, Home Editor