The Bouldin Years
Preservation Austin is taking us on a tour of the eclectic Bouldin Creek neighborhood with its 2017 Historic Homes Tour. On Saturday, April 29, from 10 am to 4 pm Austinites are invited to step inside eight abodes from the early- to mid-20th century that exemplify the "Bouldin Years" theme.
"The featured homes reflect all eras of Bouldin Creek's history. Tour-goers will experience Bouldin's evolution from an isolated agricultural community into a vibrant urban neighborhood, made possible by the construction of the Congress Avenue Bridge and streetcar line in 1910," says the event description.
The tour includes five gorgeous residences, plus three historic buildings on the Texas School for the Deaf campus. For Preservation Austin, which has hosted the tour for 25 years, the hope is to expose Austinites to these architectural gems and motivate the city to preserve them in the face of overwhelming development.
Tickets, on sale now, are $25 for Preservation Austin members and $35 for nonmembers; day-of tickets can be purchased at the Texas School for the Deaf. Everyone with a Historic Homes Tour wristband will be treated to one free drink, light snacks, and happy hour specials between 5 pm and 7 pm at Mattie's at Green Pastures.