2019 Annual Historic Home Tour
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2018 Annual Historic Home Tour
Herbert Sparks and his wife, Grace, built their home in 1922, possibly from a pre-cut Sears home kit that would have been shipped on a railroad car. The home has a varied history, having served as a lab for a foot salve and a boarding house, among others. The home was stripped down to bare shiplap and studs in 2017 for a complete and total restoration, creating the sparkling gem it is today
Part of a recent resurgence of the Houston City Street Railroad neighborhood, this classic 1939 craftsman home has come back to life thanks to a complete renovation in 2018. It now boasts a more modern architectural approach while still retaining its vintage character. The unique 1,800 square-foot floorplan provides plenty of refuge to allow escape from the hustle and bustle of the city or for curling up with a favorite book.