Events - Spring Historic Homes & Architecture Tour

WAHA's Spring Historic Homes & Architecture Tour is set for Saturday, June 3rd.

Historic West Adams District, presenting a Spring Tour with either a themed focus (examples of past years' themes include: "religious architecture", "art in historic places," and "landmarks of West Adams"), or a neighborhood "discovery" tour.

This year we have selected a small pocket of Harvard Heights to explore, spotlighting not only a selection of historic homes but also one of its new art venues.

The neighborhood is more than a century old. In 1899 Western Avenue was just a narrow dirt crossroad, Charles Stuart's farm stretched out at Washington and Western, and trains from Downtown barely reached this section of the countryside. But within a few years. Harvard Heights experienced wild development. We invite you to learn more about its history and to visit some of its homes, on the first Saturday in June.

The tour will be self-guided, with doors opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 4 p.m., with visitors touring at their own pace. As always, we will need plenty of docents who will be able to volunteer for one half-day shift (morning or afternoon) and tour during the other half of the day. The tour will raise funds for WAHA's historic preservation advocacy efforts.

We also need some help organizing the tour - meetings start soon. If you would like to be on the Tour Organizing Committee, please e-mail tours@westadamsheritage.org and put "June Tour" in the subject line.