Know Your Home
One of the many unique aspects of The Swiss Avenue Historic District is it reputation for containing the broadest range of early 20th Century architectural styles in the entire Southwest. Its eclectic mix of homes, spanning its 2 ½ mile stretch, represent virtually every popular residential design style, including Mediterranean, Spanish, Spanish Revival, Georgian, Mission, Prairie, Carftsman, Neoclassical, Italian Renaissance, Tudor and Colonial Revival.
Learn more about why your home looks the way it does, listen in to an informative and entertaining interview, which originally aired on KERA, with Virginia McAlester, our neighborhood's resident expert on American residential architecture. To access the interview, click on the link here:
If you'd like to explore more about your home's style beyond what was addressed in the interview, we invite you to order a copy of Virginia's latest book on the topic, A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America’s Domestic Architecture
Monthly meetings of the Swiss Avenue Historic District Neighborhood Association are held on the third Tuesday of every month. Meetings are genrally held at The Aldredge House, 5500 Swiss Avenue, but locations can vary from month to month and will be announced as the date for each gathering approaches, once the venue has been confirmed. Please check back for details as the date nears.
Monthly meetings are open to all residents of the district, their friends and families. We encourage all residents to attend the monthly meetings to learn more about the district, get the latest information on what's happening in the area, and to meet your neighbors.