40th Annual Tour of Historic Homes in Fort Worth

The M.A. Benton House

The M.A. Benton House is listed as a Registered Texas Historic Landmark | Photo provided

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Step inside some of the oldest and most beautiful houses at the 40th Annual Tour of Historic Homes this weekend, Sat., May 7 + Sun., May 8. After two years of virtual viewings, the Fairmount Neighborhood Association is back to feature the rich architecture + history of the community.

The history of Fairmount

The Fairmount National Historic District in the Near Southside is part of the nation’s richest collections of turn-of-the-century housing. The 20 subdivisions were platted between 1883 and 1907 and were once occupied by business executives, doctors, lawyers + educators.

With help from the community, the area is being revitalized to restore its glory. Events like this weekend’s Home Tour raises money to benefit neighborhood improvements, infrastructure, parks + schools and programs.

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Tour the history

Each year, the tour highlights 6-10 homes for the community to step inside and view. A parade will kick the celebrations off tomorrow, Sat., May 7 at 10 a.m in Fairmount Park. Here are the homes being featured this year:

  • Four restored bungalow-style homes
  • The current renovation of the Naylor-Moses House
  • A restored bungalow housing Fort Worth Focused Real Estate
  • The Victorian-style M.A. Benton House

Need some ideas for your Pinterest board? In a press release, the organizer said most of the homes were built between 1890-1930 and include antique hardware, pocket doors + other historic characteristics.

Know before you go

Purchase tickets in advance for $15 until midnight tonight. You can also purchase a $20 ticket when you check in at the Welcome Pavilion at SiNaCa Studio (1013 W. Magnolia Ave.).

If you’re in the need for speed, ride around with Pedego Electric Bikes for a guided tour. Pro tip: A $29 bike reservation will also get you admission into the event.

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