Mission Hills Heritage Annual Home Tour

MHH Do you like historical or architecturally stunning homes? Great, then you’re just in time to attend Mission Hills Heritage’s Annual Home Tour. Mission Hills Heritage is a community based non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve and protect the character, charm and historic resources of Mission Hills.

Mission Hills Heritage has meetings and informational meetings/events but the highlight every year is their home tour. Unlike their home walking tour in which a docent leads you on a walk throughout Mission Hills accented by dialogue about each home on the home tour participants can actually enter the homes and admire not only their outer beauty but their inner as well. You’ll be able to see and appreciate American Craftsmanship at its best with many features in most of these homes being handmade by true artisans. I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering and participating as a docent but even I are thrilled but the annual home tour and I would encourage anyone who loves historical homes to come out and take part of this once a year opportunity.

The theme for this years walk will have an emphasis on the Prairie style of homes. Prairie architecture had it’s beginnings in the Mid-West region of the United States. It flourished from the early 19th century to the early 20th century as an alternative to the clasical architecture which was mostly Greek and Roman classicism. One defining characteristic of all Prairie homes is their emphasis on horizontal lines. The most famous and notable architect that employed and influenced the growth and progression of the Prairie style was frank Lloyd Wright.

This just a glimpse into the Prairie style of architecture but if you’d like to know more and see more then I would strongly suggest you join us for the Mission Hills Heritage tour.This year the Mission Hills Heritage Annual Home Tour will take place on Saturday September the 16th. For more information visit Mission Hills Heritage’s website and we look forward to seeing all of you there.