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May 3rd, 2008
Heritage Home Tour 2008

The Heritage Home Tour 2008 concludes Sun, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m. The event is a self-paced tour of 6 historic homes built between 1887 and 1920, spanning American Foursquare, Queen Anne, Pioneer Farmhouse, Greek Revival and other styles, with outstanding exterior and interior elements. Tour tickets are available at the locations for $17. At the first home visited, ticket holders receive a lovely 2008 Homes Tour catalog, which includes a map and descriptions of all homes.

For the past 30 years, the home tour has been run by The Heritage Association of San Marcos during the first weekend in May. The Heritage Association of San Marcos is a non-profit organization chartered in 1975. It has had its own identity since 1977 following the cessation of the nation’s Bicentennial, and has continued the projects set in place for the celebration. San Marcos was among the first seven in the nation designated as a National Bicentennial City.

The Association was founded to support the preservation of buildings and has served to perpetuate traditions which beautify and enrich the cultural and community life of this city.

The organization has become a catalyst for encouraging restoration of building for private owners; has initiated protection for the natural environment, and has consistently monitored protection of the San Marcos River’s water purity.

The accomplishment of achieving construction of the San Marcos River Walk during the Bicentennial opened up the west bank of the river as a people place and a thing of civic pride.

Coinciding with the tour are a couple events:

“The Roses of San Antonio Street” Antique Rose Sale will be held at the Tour Ticket Booth on Mitchell Street, between W. San Antonio and MLK Streets. A beautiful selection of antique roses, provided by Linda Keese of Linda’s Antique Roses, will be available for sale. Linda is a Hays County Master Gardener and noted Texas Rose Rustler.

“The Roses of San Antonio Street” Sunday Brunch will be held at the Price Senior Center, 222 West San Antonio Street, featuring the culinary talents of Joyce Kidd. Serving time is 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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