In January 1977, the National Apartment and Home Builder Convention met in Dallas. On the agenda, a home tour of newly built Fox & Jacob homes, zero lot model homes at the Villas of Las Colinas, several recently constructed multi-family developments scattered throughout city and almost as an afterthought, a remodeling tour with stops in Munger Place and along Swiss Avenue.

These turn-of-the-century-built homes were slowly being saved thanks to a handful of tireless folks with the grace and forethought to recognize these treasures were worth saving.

The first unofficial Munger Place home tour?

This year’s home tour, Munger Place Days, kicks off 5-8 p.m. Friday night with a wine walk and intimate preview of the homes on tour. Saturday’s noon-6 p.m. activities include a tour of six historic homes with riveting histories — including a ghost and an Olympic gold medalist.

The tour will continue noon-6 p.m. Sunday along with an old-fashioned street festival, complete with live music, six food trucks offering everything from whoopee pies to grilled cheese sandwiches, a pet parade, cakewalk, an art fair with more than 50 artisans, and much more.

If you live in the area, take a few hours to step back in time at Munger Place Days.

Tickets for the wine walk, which include access to all weekend activities, are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets for Saturday/Sunday are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Talulah Belle and Whole Foods (Lakewood) or online at During the event, tickets may be purchased on the front porch of any home on tour.

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