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Home Tour Ticket Refund Information

Instructions For Requesting Home Tour Ticket Refunds

 

It was with deep regret that the Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour was cancelled on Sunday, May 10th at 11:00 am.  The heavy morning rains caused flooding along Swiss Avenue and Live Oak Street, with one of the tour houses inaccessible due to high water.  Coupled with the lightning and National Weather Service posting alerts for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Warning for the area, our concern for public safety had to be a priority.

 

This is the first time in our 42-year history that the Tour has had a

Home Tour Preview

Take a tour of what's coming up at this year's tour! Just click the link under the image below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81FVgFHHa9w&feature=youtu.be

 

Calling All Volunteers!

We need House Docents, Ticket Takers, Runners, and Volunteers of every sort and kind to help make this year's home tour a spectacular success. If you've got a couple hours you could donate on Saturday, May 9th, between 10AM and 6PM, or on Sunday, May 10th, between NOON and 6PM, come join us! It's fun, it's entertaining, it's educational, it's all those things rolled into one incredible weekend. Plus, ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE HOME TOUR TICKET so they can enjoy the tour, with our compliments!

To volunteer, email Larry Waisanen at ljwaisanen@sbcglobal.net

We look forward to seeinng

Citizen Input Opportunity

For all Swiss Aveue Historic District residents who are interested in providing input to the city, there is a new online public forum, just launched, that allows you to provide your views and opinions on planned community projects and initiatives. For details, see the announcement below from Dallas City Manager, A.C. Gonzalez.

The address to connect is TALKDALLAS.com

Occasional November 2014

SAHD Elects New Officers and Approves 2014-2015 Budget

At the annual meeting of residents in September, new officers were elected for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Newly elected officers are:

President: Joanna Hampton; Vice President: Bob Ruckman; Secretary: Michelle Manners; Treasurer: Peter Loh; Parliamentarian: Cameron Kinvig

Directors at Large: Bob Bracken, Jeff Bryan, Roger Carroll, Linda Solomon

Committee chairs for the coming year are: Planning and Zoning: Tom Bonifield, Beautification: Marilyn Waisanen, Children's Committee: Kim McCrea, Social Committee: Natalie Bodak, Community

Provide Us Your Input

Share Your Thoughts On The City Of Dallas' Renaissance Plan

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is currently updating its comprehensive plan, known as the Renaissance Plan, as well as conducting its first recreation master plan.  A large component of both planning efforts is citizen input.  Input is needed to assist the department in determining priorities as it moves forward.  The survey link below will allow you to share valuable input into the ongoing devleopment of the Renaissance Plan. Your contribution is very much appreciated.

Thank you for  your assistance. The link is below.

The Sanborn Maps of The SAHD

Planning A Remodel? You Might Want To Check The Sanborn Maps 

We recently received an email from a Swiss Avenue neighbor who discovered a helpful resource that might come in handy if you are planning to restore a property in our district that includes a guest house. Due to zoning rules, if you are restoring a guest house that includes a bath and kitchen, you might need to provide documentation that your home's address originally included a second dwelling. One resource for providing this documentation are The Sanborn Insurance Maps, drafted in the early 1920s.

The Sanborn Maps are located

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Saturday, June 6, 2015 -- 9AM - Noon

Instructions For Requesting Home Tour Ticket Refunds

 

It was with deep regret that the Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour was cancelled on Sunday, May 10th at 11:00 am.  The heavy morning rains caused flooding along Swiss Avenue and Live Oak Street, with one of the tour houses inaccessible due to high water.  Coupled with the lightning and National Weather Service posting alerts for a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Warning for the area, our concern for public safety had to be a priority.

 

This is the first time in our 42-year history that the Tour has had a rain day and we appreciate the support of the many guests who attended on Saturday and those who braved the weather on Sunday to visit the District.  There were many thousands of hours spent to make this event happen and we thank everyone who gave of their time and talents to make this year’s Tour possible. It was a truly difficult decision to make today.

 

With the decision to cancel Sunday, we have received inquiries regarding refunds for advance purchase tickets.  The Home Tour is the annual fundraising event for the Swiss Avenue Historic District (SAHDA).  We are a non-profit association with all tour proceeds utilized within the District for projects such as improvements at Savage Park and the medians along Swiss Avenue which is also a designated city park.  We also support our local schools, library and other non-profits within our area such as Lipscomb Elementary PTA, the Lakewood Library, St. Matthew’s Church and the Friends of the Santa Fe Trail.  We hope that you will consider your unused ticket as a donation to support the District and our community outreach but understand that some guests may prefer to receive a refund.

 

If you would like to donate your unused ticket, no action is needed.

 

Should you still wish to receive a refund, we will be glad to process your request.  To do so, please email sahdtx@gmail.com with your method of purchase and the information as noted below.  Requests will be responded to within 7-10 business days.

 

Please note, all refund requests should be received within 30 days.

 

For tickets purchased online through SAHD.org, please include:

 

• Your Name

• Date of Purchase

• Amount of Purchase

 

For ticket sales through Whole Foods or Talulah Belle, please mail your tickets to:

 

SAHDA

P.O. Box 140998

Dallas, Texas 75214

Please include your tickets and return mailing address for processing.

 

Again, we thank all of our many guests and volunteers.