August 11 2022
Step inside some of the oldest and most beautiful houses at the 40th Annual Tour of Historic Homes this weekend, Sat., May 7 + Sun., May 8. After two years of virtual viewings, the Fairmount Neighborhood Association is back to feature the rich architecture + history of the community.
The M.A. Benton House is listed as a Registered Texas Historic Landmark. | Photo provided
The history of Fairmount
The Fairmount National Historic District in the Near Southside is part of the nation’s richest collections of turn-of-the-century housing. The 20 subdivisions were platted between 1883 and 1907 and were once occupied by business executives, doctors, lawyers + educators.
With help from the community, the area is being revitalized to restore its glory. Events like this weekend’s Home Tour raise money to benefit neighborhood improvements, infrastructure, parks + schools and programs.
Tour the history
Each year, the tour highlights 6-10 homes for the community to step inside and view. A parade will kick the celebrations off tomorrow, Sat., May 7 at 10 a.m in Fairmount Park. Here are the homes being featured this year:
🏡 Four restored bungalow-style homes
🏡 The current renovation of the Naylor-Moses House
🏡 A restored bungalow housing Fort Worth Focused Real Estate
🏡 The Victorian-style M.A. Benton House
Need some inspo for your Pinterest board? In a press release, the organizer said most of the homes were built 1890-1930 and include antique hardware, pocket doors + other historic characteristics.
The Slocum House was built in 1919 and located at 2215 6th Ave. | Photo provided
Know before you go
Purchase tickets in advance for $15 — until midnight tonight. You can also purchase a $20 ticket when you check in at the Welcome Pavilion at SiNaCa Studio (1013 W. Magnolia Ave.).
If you’re in the need for speed, ride around with Pedego Electric Bikes for a guided tour. Pro tip: A $29 bike reservation will also get you admission into the event.
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- The Sandlot | Fri., May 6 | 8 p.m. | Burnett Park, 501 W. 7th St. | Free | Grab your lawn chairs + picnic blankets to enjoy a cinema classic. 🎬
Kody West | Fri., May 6 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $31+ | Kick-off the weekend with live classic country music. 🎤
Jurassic Park | Sat., May 7 | 8 p.m. | Downtown Cowtown at the Isis | $10 | Enjoy the iconic adventure on the big screen + movie-themed cocktails. 🦕
Comic Coasters | Sat., May 7 | 3-4 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - La Gran Biblioteca, 4200 S. Fwy. | Free | Transform recycled comics into custom coasters for you + your friends.
Beer + Yoga | Sat., May 7 | 9-10 a.m. | Fort Brewery and Pizza, 2737 Tillar St. | $20 | Bring a friend to get a good morning stretch + a buzz for breakfast. 🍻
Marble Art | Sat., May 7 | 3-4 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Central, 500 W. 3rd St. | Free | Create a personalized work of art, combining paint + marbles. 🎨
Tie-Dye Time Warp | Sun., May 8 | 1-2 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Southwest Regional, 4001 Library Ln. | Free | Let your kids (K-5) create a groovy tie-dye shirt — all materials are provided. 👕
We have a monthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden wants your input on its latest design plan at a public meeting on Thurs., May 17 at 7 p.m. The Master Plan Committee will reveal an initial plan for the next 20 years of infrastructure + facility improvements. Learn more about the latest renovations. 🌸
A Burleson-based brewpub is expanding to Camp Bowie. Old Texas Brewing features Southern BBQ dishes, cocktails, live music + a large patio. It’s expected to open in the fall at 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd. — where Baker St. Pub used to be. 🍔 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
A local fashionista has opened a new retail store in The Shops at Clearfork. Jessica Breslin — who also owns Shop Birdie and B Kids — opened her newest women’s boutique, Bette’s (5014 Gage Ave.) last week. The shop serves everyone from young adults to grandmothers. 🛍️(Paper City Magazine)
Today is the first Friday of the month — which means you can ride for free with Fort Worth Bike Sharing. Head to any of the 60 kiosks across the city + use the code 92020. Pro tip: bookmark this page for future bike rides. 🚲
A Recycled Art Exhibit will be on display at The Pool in the Near Southside (1801 8th Ave.) through Sun., May 8th. The exhibit features work from 50 student teams from Fort Worth After School. The pieces highlight how the students dream of improving the world. 🖼️
Chow down at the first-ever Fried Chicken and Craft Beer Fest on Sat., May 21. Grab a $45 all-inclusive pass to enjoy live music, a fried chicken tasting + beer or wine. The food fest runs from 12-5 p.m. at Panther Island Pavilion. You must be 21+ to attend. 🍗
In need of a last-minute gift for Mom? Check out our Mother's Day gift guide to see local gift ideas recommended by you — our readers — for all of the mother figures in our lives before the holiday this Sun., May 8. ❤️
The winner of this year’s Charles Schwab Challenge will drive away with a 1979 Schwab Firebird. The car represents the year when Charles Schwab made a significant investment in technology and innovation. The event will take place Thurs., May 26-Sun., May 29 — grab your tickets. ⛳
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