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The Parker County Heritage Society is hosting its 36th Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Tickets to the event are $15 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center at 1400 Texas Drive, the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce at 410 Fort Worth Highway or online at www.parkercountyheritagesociety.com. Tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Doss Center on tour day.

“We are thrilled to have five homes that haven’t been on the Candlelight Tour previously as well as a historic Parker County log cabin,” said Emily Prowell, Chair of this year’s Candlelight Tour, in a news release.

“The tour this year will allow our guests to see different homes this year,” Prowell said. “Everyone is very excited to show these homes for the first time. It’s a tour that’s not to be missed.”

Tour sites and sponsors include:

— Johnson Home, located at 517 W. Spring

The house was one of four houses built in this area between 1873-1879. The house is made of cypress wood brought to Texas from Louisiana and was used during World War II as apartments for the soldiers at Fort Wolter. This tour location is sponsored by Remax Trinity

— Fleming Home, located at 321 W. Oak

The mid-century ranch house was built by J.R. Fleming and his wife Ora between 1949 and 1950. The Fleming family owned a Pecan Shelling business and Cotton Oil Business in town. This tour location is sponsored by Rosa’s Cafe and Citizens National Bank of Texas.

— Frazier Home, located at 305 S. Lamar

This farm-style house was built about 1901 by Claude E. Frazier, a dentist, and his wife. The home has been extensively remodeled including the addition of a master suite. This tour location is sponsored by Texas Bank Financial.

— Williams Home, located at 401 W. Simmons

This 8 room cottage/farmhouse was built circa 1896 in the Queen Anne style and with Eastlake style ornamentations. A steeply pitched roof tops the body. The home has been remodeled numerous times. This tour location is sponsored by Alamo Title – Weatherford.

— Cornelius Home, located at 415 W. Couts

The farmhouse style home dates back to 1880 and was originally a frame home belonging to Harry and Emma Cornelius. The home was bricked and had additional renovations done in the 1970s and 80s. This tour location is sponsored by Jamie Bodiford Brinkley, Century 21 and Judge Fite.

— Doss Heritage and Culture Center, located at 1400 Texas Drive

The Parker County Quilter’s Guild will be at the museum from noon to 6 p.m. with quilting demonstrations and a raffle quilt with the drawing on tour day. Also on tour is the first of five cabins that will eventually make up the Pioneer Cabin Park at the rear of the facility. This tour location is sponsored by PlainsCapital Bank.

— Chandor Home & Gardens, located at 711 West Lee Ave.

Although Douglas Chandor’s fame evolves from his talent as a portrait artist, he is best remembered in Weatherford for his work as a gardener. The beautiful home is nestled among boulders, ponds, fountains and a waterfall. This tour location is sponsored by Parker County Today Magazine.

— Vintage Grill and Car Museum, located at 202 Fort Worth Highway

Built around 1919, the buildings that make up Vintage Grill and Car Museum have always revolved around cars. The buildings host a portion of Mr. Moncrief’s collection of vintage and collectible autos. This tour location is sponsored by Vintage Grill and Car Museum.

For more information and photos of the tour locations, please visit the Heritage Society’s website at www.parkercountyheritagesociety.com.


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