Historic Denton Home Tour
The warm glow of street lamps enhances safety, ambiance, and walking to Denton’s Square. The communities in the historic residential areas between the Square and UNT started a project five years ago to “light the way” for safe travel along West Oak and West Hickory Streets to connect the downtown Square with neighborhoods and the UNT campus. The addition of 36 historic-style street lamps to date is an on-going project of Historic Denton, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit, with a current focus on West Hickory Street, followed by other neighborhood streets.
In collaboration with Denton Municipal Electric (DME), the neighborhoods fund street lamps, which cost $2,000 per pole with DME providing installation and maintenance. To support this community project, the neighborhood began the Historic Denton Home Tour on the first Saturday of December.
This year’s Denton Historic Home Tour is on Saturday, December 1, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Six featured homes representing several architectural styles and built between 1900 and 1924 will be open to the community. These homes are located in two historic neighborhoods north of UNT, on created by the early faculty of the North Texas State Normal (now UNT) and the other in the John B. Denton College Neighborhood.
The immediate goal is to complete the West Hickory Street project between Welch Street and Carroll Blvd, an original corridor with the potential to welcome guests and visitors to Denton, then include other neighborhood streets.
Historic Denton, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which seeks to preserve and protect the character of historic neighborhoods and promotes, celebrates and obtains improvements in areas around downtown Denton.
The purchase of tickets to the Home Tour and/or gifts offer financial assistance for better lighting for streets connecting to the Square.
Advanced ticket prices are $20 for adults, $5 for students (with student ID) and children 12 years old and younger are Free. Ticket prices increase on November 30 to $25 for adults and $10 for students. (Plus tax and service fees.) Tickets are available online as well as at the Discover Denton Welcome Center located at 111 W. Hickory, Denton, TX.
Want to know more about the homes on the tour? Who were the people who built these homes? What contributions did they offer our city? Were there any single parents in this mix? Read all the interesting facts by clicking the link below.