Woodland Heights Walking Tour 2018

Filed in Woodland Heights Homes by on April 7, 2018

Woodland Heights Walking Tour, April 8th, 2018

Preservation Houston offers monthly guided walking tours (generally the second Sunday of the month) through some of Houston’s architecturally and historically significant old neighborhoods. This month there is a Woodland Heights Walking Tour.

Tickets: This is an exterior tour only, (no restrooms) lasting 90 minutes. The cost is $10 ($7 for students and Preservation Houston members). Meet outside Travis Elementary 3311 Beauchamp Street.

Meeting time is 1:30 pm, Sunday April 8th, 2018. Buy tickets on location. I have been on a few of these tours. They typically have one guide for each 10-12 person group, so not too unwieldy.

Woodland Heights Walking Tour

You will get to see the major house style of Woodland Heights, a 1907 neighborhood.  Craftsman style bungalows are the predominant style, but there are cottages, foursquares and a smattering of others.

Don’t confuse this with the Woodland Heights Home Tour, which is an interior tour of new and renovated homes in this historic neighborhood. This was on March 24 & 25th.

My page on Woodland Heights shows some of the history:

The Wilson Land Company developed 106 acres just north of downtown Houston in 1907; just north of White Oak Bayou. The local attraction of Highland Park (now called Woodland Park) on the bayou was already a popular water spot. The Houston Electric Company extended its streetcars from downtown to Woodland Heights. The original oak trees lining Bayland Ave made this a tree-lined expanse that is now a canopy growing over the street.

Woodland Heights is an extremely popular Heights neighborhood for a lot of reasons:

  • It is deed restricted, no warehouses, no high-density homes
  • Part of it is now a historic district
  • It is zoned to exemplary Travis Elementary
  • It is known for Lights in the Heights

Please note again that this is an exterior architecture tour. The tour will not visit the interiors of any buildings. Public restrooms are not available on the tour route.

Parking: Free street parking is available in the neighborhood. Please be sure to observe posted parking regulations. Tour participants who walk, bike or use public transportation will receive a $2 discount off the tour price.

Preservation Houston also offer quarterly walking tours of Glenwood Cemetery (reservations are required; see our schedule of upcoming tours) as well as private tours for groups of nearly any size.

The Architecture Walks Program is supported in part by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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