The 2022 Virtual Historic Home Tour offers a glimpse into some of the most beautiful homes in the Park Cities. Put on by Preservation Park Cities, It celebrates homes in the Park Cities that have been preserved or remodeled to keep the beautiful aesthetic of the Park Cities neighborhoods. From small cottages to larger estates, the annual home tour is a small window into the past, a celebration of those who share the community’s values, and a wonderful treat for those who appreciate historic architecture.
The Historic Home Tour, Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, and the Park Cities Car Show are the organization’s only fundraisers each year. The proceeds are allocated to help further our mission to celebrate and promote the preservation of Park Cities’ architecture, history, aesthetics, and cultural traditions.
This year, Preservation Park Cities Virtual Historic Home Tour included two fabulous pre-parties! For the first time ever, the Patron Premiere at Inwood Theater, sponsored by Home Tour Chair, Amy Beale and her husband, Evan, where Home Tour homeowners were presented with a sketch of their homes by Pat Screenan of Fredericksburg, Texas, and patrons were treated to the virtual home tour on the big screen.
The Underwriters Party was graciously hosted by Amy and Les Ware in their recently renovated historical estate in Highland Park. Cory Bowen, Underwriting Party Chair, and her husband, Shane, joined Underwriters Party Presenting Sponsor Lucinda Buford, Allie Beth Allman & Associates, A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate; Tish Key, PPC President and her husband, Marvin; Burton Rhodes, 2022-2023 President and his wife, Lesley.
Supporters of the Preservation Park Cities Car Show, chaired by Polly and Dan McKeithen, were treated to an announcement party sponsored by The Shop and The Derby. PPC Car Show Title Sponsor URBAN/Allie Beth Allman and Associates, A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate, Kyle Crews and his wife, Anne.
The legacy Sponsor was Highland Park Village and D Home was the Presenting Magazine Sponsor. Home Sponsors were Avon Cleaners, Cynthia Beaird/Christine McKenney, Allie Beth Allman and Associates, Methodist Hospital Dallas, and The Rhodes Group. Preservation Sponsorswere Catherine Corrigan, URBAN/Allie Beth Allman and Associates, A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate.
Preservation Park Cities Mission:
The PPC mission is to celebrate and promote the preservation of Park Cities architecture, history, aesthetics, and cultural traditions. Proceeds of the Luncheon and Home Tour will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PPC archives at the University Park Library, fund PPC’s landmarking initiatives, award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history and fund the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School. Membership in PPC is open to the community. For more information or to get involved, visit www.preservationparkcities.org.