Tulsa, Okla. – September 21, 2015 – The Brady Heights Historic District of Tulsa has announced the homes and destinations which will be open on the 2015 Brady Heights Historic Home Tour, which will be held in the neighborhood on Sunday, September 27th, 2015 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. The tour’s Design Competition, which tasked local architects, designers, and visionaries with submitting their plans for a vacant lot in the neighborhood, has also had a Grand Prize winner and two Merit Award winners decided; winning plans will be prominently displayed at the lot during the tour.
Among this year’s tour destinations are the Brady Mansion at 620 N. Denver Ave., a 1920 home patterned after Robert E. Lee’s family residence in Virginia and designed and built by architect James Patrick (J.P.) Curtin, a resident of the neighborhood. Curtin’s home, 902 N. Denver Ave., will also be on the tour. The scene of the Reuter Murder of 1912, 625 N. Cheyenne Ave., is a pre-statehood Victorian gem and one of the oldest homes in Tulsa. Also on the tour is 1011 N. Cheyenne Ave., a verified Craftsman Style Sears Catalogue home in the Hazelton style. The 1914 foursquare at 1151 N. Cheyenne Ave. was once split into three apartments for housing after World War II, but its current owners have returned it to single-family living to display to tour guests. And any tour guest interested in moving to the Brady Heights Historic District should be inspired by the story of 1135 N. Denver Ave., whose current residents bought the home at a tour in the 1980s. In all, 12 homes will be open during the tour.
Other destinations for the tour include the Restoration Collective, site of the first project to pursue Living Building Certification in the State of Oklahoma; the Tisdale Food Forest, a partnership between the neighborhood and Up With Trees to plant fruit and nut trees in the right of way along the L.L. Tisdale Expressway; and the Brady Heights Community Garden. Centenary United Methodist Church and the Parish Church of St. Jerome will also be open during the tour.
A judging committee has also reviewed entries for the 2015 Brady Heights Historic Home Tour Design Competition and awarded the Grand Prize of $450 to Katie Huisenga and Marcus Fairless of Studio 45 Architects. Two Merit Awards of $225 each have been awarded to Tom Neal of Tom Neal Design, and Whit Todd of Fritz Baily Architecture, Planning, and Design. The committee was comprised of Jonathan Crump, AIA from Dewberry Architects; Amanda DeCort, Executive Director of Tulsa Foundation for Architecture; John G. Madden, President of John Madden Homes, LLC from The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa; Katelyn Parker, architect and COA Subcommittee Neighborhood Representative for Brady Heights at the Tulsa Preservation Commission; and Cassandra Peters, neighborhood resident and historic preservation enthusiast. The design competition’s prizes were sponsored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Eastern Oklahoma Chapter, Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa, and Brady Heights Historic District, Inc. The goal of the competition was not to specify a design to be built but to guide responsible new design for construction in one of Tulsa’s oldest neighborhoods.
The 2015 Brady Heights Historic Home Tour will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. The tour includes 12 homes in Tulsa’s oldest historic district among other destinations. Tickets will cost $10 per person 12 years of age and older; a group rate of $25 is available to groups of three people. Guests under 12 years old are free. Tickets can be purchased on site at the tour’s starting point, the Centenary United Methodist Church, at 631 N. Denver Ave. Proceeds will benefit community projects of the Brady Heights Historic District, Inc.
Brady Heights Historic District
Historic Home Tour
Sunday, September 27, 2015
10:00AM to 5:00PM
Tickets: Purchased on site at Centenary United Methodist Church, 631 N. Denver Ave.
$10 per person for 12 years of age and older.
$25 per group of three people over 12 years.
Free admission for guests under 12 years of age.
Twelve homes featured on tour, including multiple homes on the National Register of Historic Places. Other destinations include the Restoration Collective, Tisdale Food Forest, Brady Heights Community Garden, Centenary United Methodist Church, and the Parish Church of St. Jerome.
Design Competition tasked designers to plan a house project for a vacant lot on N. Cheyenne Ave.; Grand Prize of $450 awarded to Katie Huisenga and Marcus Fairless of Studio 45 Architects, with Merit Awards of $225 to Tom Neal of Tom Neal Design and Whit Todd of Fritz Baily Architecture, Planning, and Design.
For more information about Brady Heights Historic District and the 2015 Historic Home Tour, please visit www.bradyheights.org.