Thursday, March 24, 2011
Aged Beauties of Tyler... Day Two
As promised, I am going to continue posting views in my historic neighborhood this week as we count down the days until the Azalea Trails open.
California Girl asked the age of the neighborhood. There are homes ranging from the late 1800s to present day infill, fortunately we have very few of these.
This would be one of the older ones.
There are a predominate number built in the late 20s and the 1930s, when Tyler experienced a growth surge due to an oil boom.
Homes built in the 60s are eligible for historic designation now: a home must be fifty years old to qualify as historic.
This year's Historic Tyler on Tour will feature a couple built in the late 40s, one of them a ranch style Austin Stone with beautiful crown moulding, gleaming hardwoods, and beautiful design, decor and artwork by the homeowner.
I find the variety of age and style to be delightful and interesting.
The property on the right in the above photo is a duplex built right in the midst of the single family homes, probably in the 30s. This one is not one of ours, but I am sure it was built with the wonderful style that we so love.
This one would be one of the younger girls on the block.
There are several Tudor style homes and I love this style!
The property above was recently bought and restored to its former glory. Gotta love it!
This concludes today's tour... hope you will come back for more. The Azalea Trails open tomorrow; our Candlelight Tour and Party are tomorrow; and, the weekend will have the home tour going strong.