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First Montrose Commons Architecture Walk

Presented by Preservation Houston at First Montrose Commons Historic District, Houston TX

Jan 15 2023
First Montrose Commons Architecture Walk

Dr. John Hoskins Foster House (1912, Bridal P. Briscoe). Photo by Jim Parsons.

Discover the eclectic architecture of the First Montrose Commons Historic District during this new 90-minute docent-guided tour.

What is now the First Montrose Commons Historic District includes two historic neighborhoods platted on what was then Houston’s southwestern edge: the Lockhart, Connor & Barziza Addition (1873) and the Bute Addition (1907). Construction in the area began in earnest after the adjacent Montrose Place neighborhood opened in 1911. Today, the streets of First Montrose Commons are lined with an eclectic mix of large and small homes and apartment buildings designed in a variety of 20th-century styles.

This new 90-minute docent-guided tour will explore the area’s history, architecture, and the

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Advance ticket purchase is required. Admission is $10 per person for the general public ($7 for Preservation Houston members and students). Children 11 years old and under are admitted free.

Reservations are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We are not able to accommodate walk-ups the day of the tour. Registrants will receive parking and check-in information via e-mail.

There are no refunds for tour reservations. In the event of inclement weather that prevents the tour from being offered as planned, registrants will be notified as far in advance as possible about their options to attend a rescheduled tour or transfer their reservations to another Preservation Houston tour.


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First Montrose Commons Historic District

Bounded by Roseland St., Colquit, Sul Ross and Spur 527, Houston, TX 77006

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