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Take a Rare Look Inside Houston’s Gated One Street Neighborhood — the Lovely Wonders of Courtlandt Place

This Home Tour is Truly a Special Treat

BY // 11.25.19

Courtlandt Place, one of the loveliest streets of old Houston, thrives today due in no small part to Courtlandt Place Historical Foundation’s mission to promote historic preservation.

A neighborhood consisting of one street, Courtlandt Place was planned in 1906, and construction on the first homes began in 1909. Gated on both ends, 15 of the 21 homes carry National Register of Historic Places plaques, and the street itself has been an NRHP since 1980.

Far-sighted denizens kept razing of homes and commercial aspects at bay — deed restrictions were written to never expire, and the homeowners own the street itself. Notable architects commissioned to build homes included Birdsall Briscoe, Alfred C. Finn, Warren & Wetmore, and John Staub.

For the first time in nine years, Courtlandt Place homes will be open for a Holiday Home Tour on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, from 11 am to 5 pm both days. This special tour is chaired by Suzanne Nimocks and Amy Taylor. Six homes and three gardens will be on the tour, which benefits Preservation Houston and Courtlandt Place Historical Foundation.

The street will be closed during the tour, with vintage Packard cars on exhibit; Uber encouraged.

Tickets $45 in advance, $50 at the door. For tickets, click here.

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