The Wichita County Heritage Society (WCHS) Presents the Twelfth Annual Provenance Historic Homes Tour & Second Annual Provenance Fair Saturday, April 14, 2012.
Tours run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and the Provenance Fair is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
More than fifty years ago the investment company of Hamilton-Martin had a vision of a highly restricted residential subdivision which would not only be the finest in Wichita Falls but would surpass any residential subdivision in the Southwest.
They fulfilled this vision by developing the Country Club Estates with a tagline of "Where Life is Worth Living". This unique neighborhood was set on 660 acres with tree lined streets, winding drives, wide boulevards, and large lots.
This amazing neighborhood will once again be showcased as the Wichita County Heritage Society
unveils its Twelfth Annual Historic Homes Tour. You will be able to see the results of this grand vision by touring four houses built over 50 years ago with a variety of captivating architectural styles while you wonder at the charming gardens. This is a great opportunity to see the history of Wichita Falls and support the preservation, restoration, and display of historic landmarks of Wichita County.
Also, returning this year is the Second Annual Provenance Fair, an artisan's fair which will run in conjunction with the Tour featuring local artisans, crafters, food and more. The fair will take place at 3100 Hamilton, across from Hamilton Park Tennis Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Look for the big tent!
Homes on the 2012 Tour:
Built in 1926, the beautiful home owned by Trip and Laurie Long is located at 2112 Berkeley. The year 1929 is represented by Mark and Dianne Prothro's lovely home at 3301 Harrison.
Also showcased in the tour is Gary and Linda Patrick's unique home at 3100 Hamilton also built in 1929, and lastly the stunning Sikes House at 2405 Midwestern Pkwy built in 1938, home of Midwestern State University's President and Mrs. Jesse Rogers will be featured.
Further historical and architectural details are outlined in the Tour Book.
This Annual Event will entice visitors to enjoy the day shopping with local artisans and crafters. Visit several booths related to home interior and design. Enjoy a delicious lunch with food available from the TGS Cupcakery, SalaDeli and Maggie's Gourmet to Go. Join us and shop to find that one-of-a-kind piece for a gift for your home.
The fair will be open to all, both those who tour the historic homes and those who only wish to visit the fair with free admission. Stop by the Wichita County Heritage Society booth and purchase your tickets for the Historic Homes Tour.
Parking will be available at Hamilton Park & Tennis Courts with trolley running a circular route. Vendor booths are still available for the Fair; please call the WCHS office for more information.