Tulsa, Okla. – The tour destinations for Storytellers: Historic Home Tour 2017, an event being held in the Brady Heights Historic District of Tulsa, have now been announced. The event will be held in the neighborhood, located just north of downtown Tulsa, on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
This year’s theme of Storytellers invites current and former residents of the Brady Heights Historic District and the surrounding communities to record their personal and family histories on video or audio recordings for future preservation, ensuring that the stories of the neighborhood live on into the future. People interested in sharing their story should visit http://www.bradyheights.org/tell-your-story/.
This year’s tour brings new places to the table, with a majority of homes featured not having been on the past two home tours in the neighborhood. Among destinations that are returning from either the 2013 or 2015 tours are 769 N. Denver Ave., 902 N. Denver Ave., 1145 N. Denver Ave., 1140 N. Cheyenne Ave., and 1151 N. Cheyenne Ave.
The “new” homes on this year’s tour include two homes that are in the process of being lovingly restored at 628 N. Cheyenne Ave. and 823 N. Cheyenne Ave. These homes will be open as the owners work on them, with opportunities for tour-goers to see demonstrations of the kind of dedication and technique that is required to preserve houses that are nearly 100 years old to prepare for their next 100 years.
In the southern end of the neighborhood, 627 N. Cheyenne Ave. returns to the tour and is owned by residents who helped save many homes in the neighborhood during the initial push for it to be recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. A new resident of the neighborhood is jumping in feet-first at 716 N. Cheyenne Ave., opening their home up to tour guests within a year of moving into the community.
Finally, in the northern end of the neighborhood, 1152 N. Cheyenne Ave. borders the Community Garden and its associated Little Library, showing just a few of the many ways that neighbors have worked to intentionally create community. And tour guests of the 2015 Historic Home Tour may be surprised to see that 1164 N. Cheyenne Ave. is no longer a vacant lot—it was the site of the Design Competition for that tour—but now has a single-family home built upon it. Construction finished fairly recently, so tour guests will be among the first people who aren’t friends or family of the owners to get a peek inside.
Tickets for Storytellers: Historic Home Tour 2017 can be purchased on-site at the tour’s starting point, the Centenary United Methodist Church, located at 631 N. Denver Ave. Acceptable payment methods include credit card and cash. Tickets will cost $10 per person for those 12 years of age or older, with guests under 12 years old receiving free admission. Proceeds will benefit community projects of Brady Heights Historic District, Inc.
Tour guests will be able to visit inside Centenary United Methodist Church as well as The Parish Church of St. Jerome, located at 205 W. King St. There will be a “Bizarre Bazaar” at The Parish Church of St. Jerome during the tour as well. Guests are also encouraged to stop by TW’s AFAB Catering at 217 W. Latimer St., which is locally-owned and will be open during the tour.
Brady Heights Historic District presents
Historic Home Tour 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
10:00AM to 5:00PM
Tickets: Purchased on-site at Centenary United Methodist Church, 631 N. Denver Ave.
$10 per person for guests 12 years of age and older.
Free admission for guests under 12 years of age.
Eleven (11) homes featured on tour, including multiple homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Two (2) churches featured on tour.
The theme of Storytellers invites current and former residents of the Brady Heights Historic District and the surrounding communities to record their personal and family histories on video or audio recordings for future preservation, ensuring that the stories of the neighborhood live on into the future. People interested in sharing their story should visit http://www.bradyheights.org/tell-your-story/.
For more information about the Brady Heights Historic District and the home tour, please visit http://www.bradyheights.org.