Munger Place tour  to feature six neighborhood homes, plus some new attractions

History buffs will get something extra during the 21st Annual Munger Place Historic District Tour of Homes April 25-26.

In addition to a walking tour featuring six open homes through the country’s largest “Prairie-style” neighborhood, this year’s tour will include the Munger Place Preservation Hall. This presentation will be led by historian Rose Jones (a Munger Place resident) and will feature numerous photographs, architectural drawings, deed records, newspaper clippings and oral histories.

In addition to its notable architecture, Munger Place can be enjoyed as an intact example of an early 1900’s upper-middle class Dallas neighborhood. Historic district materials describe Munger Place as “highly intact, with uniformly spaced homes of wood-frame and brick construction, typically 2,500 square feet in size, large front porches, open yards and similar architectural style.”

Adding to the fun of the home tour will be a street-festival atmosphere, including arts and crafts, concessions and entertainment at Prairie Park.

Tour hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 and noon to 5 p.m. April 26.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets available at the Lakewood Minyard’s, 2118 Abrams Road or by calling 827-8673.

Tour day tickets may be purchased at each tour house and Prairie Park, located at the corner of Tremont and Collett.

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