2012 Munger Place Days

Historic Home Tour, Wine Walk and Preview of Homes, and Street Festival and Art Fair
September 21-23, 2012

Munger Place Days includes a Historic Home Tour, Wine Walk and Preview of Homes, Street Festival and Art Fair spanning 3 days. We begin on Friday, September 21st from 5:00 - 8:00 pm with our Wine Walk and Tour of homes. You will be touring 7 of our Munger Place Homes during the event. Tickets for this event are $25.00 if purchase in advance or $30.00 the day of the event. On Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd & 23rd from 12:00 - 6:00 pm The Tour or Homes and Historic Exhibits will be open to participants. The ticket price for this event will be $12.00 if purchased in advance and $15.00 if purchased the day of the event. On Sunday, September 23rd you can also enjoy our Street Festival and Art Fair, which will include a Children's Pet Parade, Cookie Contest and Cakewalk. At the Street Festival we will be providing live music, a food truck court, children's activities and vendor show including jewelry, home décor, art, and vintage items. The homes that have been chosen for the tour this year have terrific history. View additional information about our event.

Munger Place Days Tour Addresses:

4940 Worth (Note: September 21st Wine Walk only)
This historic home is filled with character – starting with its colorful owner of forty years. Harry Gibson is a local icon who was invited to lunch with President Kennedy on that fateful day in November 1963 (as the invitation hanging in his living room attests), and whose eccentric home is a memorial to the Dallas of yesteryear. Its vintage parlors once played host to the city’s political leaders, and today its front porch is the site of a daily neighborhood evening ritual – cocktails with Harry, to which all are invited!

4938 Tremont
Once the site of “Prairie Park” - Munger Place’s historic festival grounds - the lot at the corner of Tremont and Collett is now occupied by a charming period bungalow with an early 20th-century exterior and an early 21st-century interior. The vintage porch opens to an expansive great room and gourmet kitchen, and leads to a charming courtyard. Built in 2006 to match the style of a century before, this showpiece was awarded the “Best New Construction in a Historic District” in 2007 by Preservation Dallas.

4918 Tremont
This classic arts-and-crafts style bungalow symbolizes Munger Place’s phoenix story – rising from the ashes (literally) of one of the neighborhood’s most notorious, dilapidated houses in 1980 thanks to nearby urban pioneers committed to creating the historic district. It is today a masterpiece of prairie-style design and detail, including quarter-sawn red oak woodwork and an ornate Rockwood tile fireplace. This impressive house has been home to several impressive owners, including the former conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and a three-time Olympic gold medalist.

5103 Worth
Built in 1914, this cozy cottage was one of only five built in Munger Place, and like several homes in the area, fell on hard times during the Depression and was subdivided to accommodate more tenants. Its current owners have restored it to its previous simple elegance, preserving its original hardwood floors, antique clawed-foot tub, and delicate trim – and also lending their own creative, eclectic touches. Don’t miss the burn spots in the floor of the master bedroom where the hardwood kitchen stove once stood!

5015 Tremont
The ghost of Robert Munger haunts this prairie-style charmer, which served as the new neighborhood’s original model home and the famous developer’s own part-time residence a century ago. It features a wrap-around porch, tin ceilings, exposed-brick kitchen and other distinctive elements – but the most distinctive may be the oriental gardens, gurgling fountain and spacious pergola found in the backyard oasis. Robert Munger would be proud of how far his Dallas home – and trailblazing development – have come!

4928 Junius
Visitors to this century-old prairie home are greeted by a generous porch and ornate oversized front door that testify to the dwelling’s daunting dimensions. Inside awaits high coffered ceilings, inlaid wood floors, and geometric stained glass reflecting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence. The owners have complemented the home’s architecture with Asian art and furniture collected during their years in Indonesia. Don’t miss the original brick furnace in the finished basement, the coal chute in the kitchen, and the shotgun closet in the stairwell!

4926 Junius
This beautifully preserved prairie-style foursquare owes its pristine condition to the devotion of just four owners over its storied 98-year history. The original owner was a Dallas police captain’s widow who taught piano from the home’s music room for a half century. The current owners preserved all the original chandeliers, hardware and custom-colored walls – and added Shaker-style furniture they craft themselves. See for yourself why this showpiece won Preservation Dallas’ Achievement award!