cancellation notice:

The 2020 Swiss avenue historic district

mother's day home tour & jazz concert

has been cancelled

Due to recommendations issued by the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention that all public gatherings be cancelled through the end of May, we regret that, for the first time in our 47year history, our 2020 Home Tour has been cancelled.

Any tickets already purchased will be refunded in full.

We encourage everyone to remain safe and healthy. We'll see you in 2021.

Saturday, May 9th, – 10AM to 6PM

Sunday, May 10th – Noon to 6PM

Jazz Concert Saturday, 7PM

Mother's Day Brunch Sunday 11AM & 1PM

It’s time again to celebrate one of Dallas’ most time-honored Springtime events. Join us as we celebrate The 47th Annual Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour. Happening this year, just as it does every year, on Mother's Day weekend, Saturday, and Sunday, May 9th and 10th.

 

This weekend-long tribute to Dallas' historic past will feature four of the city's most fabulous Early 20th Century homes and, on Saturday only, an historic Ionic Greek sanctuary built by noted architect, C.D. Hill. There will be an open-air art fair, a vintage auto display, a children’s play area with a kid-size railroad, live entertainment on the Avenue, free horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary air-conditioned mini-coaches, freshly prepared food, ice-cold beverages, and much more. Including, new this year, a Jazz Concert on Saturday night, and a Gourmet Cooking Class on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon presented by renowned Dallas chef, Kent Rathbun followed by private wine tastings hosted in three of Swiss Avenue's most legendary homes: The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Rufus Higginbotham House, The Bishop Lynch House, and the palatial Prairie Style mansion once owned by early Dallas pioneer and philanthropist, W.W. Caruth.

 

Tickets are on sale for the 2020 Home Tour now. You can purchase your tickets here on this page using any of our "Buy Now" Buttons (below), or at any of these local area retailers: 

Talulah & HESS at Skillman-Live Oak Shopping Center and; 

Tom Thumb Stores at Mockingbird & Abrams, Gaston Avenue near Grand,

Villanova Drive in Preston Center, Snyder Plaza, Oak Lawn Avenue, 

East Lovers Lane at Matilda, and their newest location in Uptown. 

 

2020 Home Tour Chair: Tonia Kuesel

About The 2020 Home Tour

 

The homes on tour this year are exquisite examples of the Early 20th Century's most popular architectural styles. Featured will be an elegant Italian Renaissance masterpiece with Colonial flourishes designed by famed architect Hal Thomson; an Eclectic Tudor Revival; and two very diverse examples of the Progressive Style Mode that was all the rage at the turn of the 20th Century. Also included is a tour of the impressive sanctuary at East Dallas Christian Church, one of the city's earliest churches, designed by CD Hill in 1924.   

 

Guests can travel between all tour stops on air-conditioned mini coaches staffed by neighborhood tour guides who’ll share interesting facts, stories and details about The District. Those interested in a more-vintage mode of transportation can amble down the avenue in horse-drawn carriages. Both the mini-coaches and carriages are provided at no charge, with our compliments.

 

When it’s time for a break, relax and refresh in Savage Park with freshly prepared food and beverages served all throughout the weekend by INVASION and Gallo Nero Italian Bistro.

 

Beverage service will include soft drinks, beer, wine, and Gallo Nero's popular Bourbon Smash!

 

For those craving a sweet treat, Kona Ice and Steel City Pops will be serving refreshing shaved-ice snow cones and gourmet popsicles. Food trucks from Easy Slider, Ruthie's Rolling Cafe, and Yummy Pizza will be in the park serving up sliders, grilled sandwiches, and pizza.

 

On the main stage in Savage Park, there will be live entertainment throughout the weekend, performed by area talent. Along the median in front of the park, guests can browse the displays of local artisans who will be showcasing their wares, everything from artwork and custom candles to handmade jewelry, pottery, and handicrafts.

Home Tour Tickets

Home Tour Tickets: $30 in advance and $35 during the weekend of the event. Children 12 years of age or younger are admitted FREE. Tickets can be purchased using the BuyNow buttons on this page. Tickets can be purchased through PayPal or charged to your VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card.

 

Advance online ticket sales end at 6 PM on Friday, May 8th.

 

During the weekend of the Home Tour, tickets can be purchased at any of the homes on tour or at the Ticket Table under the White Tent in Savage Park. (Savage Park is located at the midpoint on Swiss Avenue between Bryan and Parkmount Streets)

 

For terms and conditions, see below*.

 

Email any questions or concerns about your home-tour ticket purchase to: sahdtx@gmail.com

Home Tour Refund Policy During Coronavirus Crisis

To Our Valued Guests, Sponsors, Vendors & Neighbors:

We are closely monitoring the evolving situation with regard to COVID-19 and its impact on public gatherings. As of right now, we expect to conduct the Tour as scheduled on Mother’s Day weekend. In the event the City of Dallas prohibits public gatherings and prevents the Tour from occurring, Swiss Avenue Historic District Association will offer a 100% refund on all ticket purchases. This refund policy does not extend to cancellations or delays due to inclement weather immediately prior to or during the Tour. There are no refunds in the event of inclement weather.

New This Year!

Mother’s Day Brunch

At The Historic Aldredge House

For the first time in the history of our tour, we will be hosting Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday in the elegant surroundings of the Aldredge House. 

Brunch will be served indoors, in two seatings, at 11:00AM and at 1:00PM

Advance Reservations are Required, Tickets are $60 per guest

Buy Early, Capacity is Limited To 100 Guests Per Seating

Presented by Kingdom Kitchen

Brunch Menu includes:

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Jalapeño Infused Waffles

Side Serving of Very Berry Fruit Salad

Gourmet Strawberry Shortcake Donut Holes

Iced Tea, Lemonade, and Chilled Water

Bottomless Mimosas by Gallo Nero Italian Bistro available at $15 per guest

(Bottomless Mimosas are available during brunch at the Aldredge House ONLY)

 

Assorted Refreshments 

Ala Carte At Savage Park

We're thrilled to announce that INVASION, Dallas' newest fine-dining restaurant specializing in fresh, healthy and delicious local fare, will be In Savage Park all weekend serving up a delicious assortment of ala carte delicacies for the enjoyment of our guests. Ala carte food and beverages will be available on Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM and on Sunday from Noon to 6PM

ALA CARTE MENU

Presented by INVASION

11AM-6PM Saturday  •  Noon-6PM Sunday

CAESAR SALAD

Crisp Lettuce, Garlic Croutons, Homemade Caesar Dressing

CHIMICHURRI CHICKEN

delicious Herb-Marinated Chicken Bites

CAJUN PASTA

Homemade Alfredo, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, And Italian Cheese Blend

ROASTED POTATOES

&

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

You can purchase Prix-Fixe servings of this delectable menu in advance, online, for $25 per plate. Simply present your receipt, either printed or on your smart phone, when you arrive.

Gallo Nero Italian Bistro will be on hand to provide beverage service that will include soft drinks, beer, wine and Gallo Nero's popular Bourbon Smash!

There will be a variety of additional dining options to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday presented by some the city's most popular gourmet food trucks.

 

 Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM:  

New York Style Pizza from Yummy Pizza

Saturday from Noon to 6:00 PM:  

Grilled Sandwiches from Ruthie's Rolling Café

Great Sliders from Easy Slider.

 

And all throughout the weekend:

Gourmet Popsicles from Steel City Pops

Shaved-Ice Snow Cones from Kona Ice

Saturday Night JAZZ Concert

Under The Sprawling Live Oak Trees In Savage Park

Another first-time event at this year's tour is a live Jazz Concert

featuring The Hip Van Winkles presented on Saturday night under the Live Oaks in Savage Park. Food trucks and beverage service will be available during the event. The 7:00 PM performance will be preceded by a thank-you presentation to our sponsors at 6:00 PM. 

The Hip Van Winkles reinvent today’s music with analog authenticity and the exuberance of the Jazz Age. Come experience the most electrifying entertainment experience since the gramophone!

Tables for 6 with 2 complementary bottles of wine: $300 per table

(Limited to 30 Tables)

Seating and Standing elsewhere in the park is FREE

(Bring your own blankets and folding chairs)

Seating opens at 6:00 PM, Concert begins at 7:00 PM

In the event of inclement weather, the Jazz Concert will take place just down the street from Savage Park under the rear pavilion at the historic Rufus Higginbotham House at 5002 Swiss, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protegé, Charles E. Barglebaugh.

Rufus W. Higginbotham House

 

Entertainment In Savage Park

 

Throughout the weekend, we will feature a variety of musical entertainment on the main stage in Savage Park. We invite you to take a break anytime during the tour to relax with a cold drink and a snack under the Live Oak trees while you enjoy the scheduled performances.

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH

11:00 - 11:30AM

[TBD]

12:00 - 2:00PM

[TBD]

2:00 - 4:00PM

[TBD]

4:00 - 6:00PM

[TBD]

SUNDAY, MAY 10TH

11:00AM - 2:00PM

RAZMAJAZZ

2:00 - 4:00PM

[TBD]

4:00 - 6:00PM

RESTORATION BLUES

Kent Rathbun

Cooking Demonstration

& Complementary Wine Tasting

Take a break from the tour and join us for a very special experience.

On Saturday afternoon, renowned chef Kent Rathbun will conduct an exclusive cooking demonstration at the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired

Rufus W. Higginbotham House followed by a private wine tasting.

 

Guests will be treated to an informative and entertaining presentation by one of the country's most accomplished culinary experts. 

 

The complementary wine tasting will be held across the street from the Higginbotham House at the former home of Bishop Joseph Lynch. 

Attendance for this unique event is limited to 50 guests. 

So please book early. Tickets are $60 per person.

Rufus W. Higginbotham House

Bishop Lynch House

Tour Parking

Curbside parking is available on Swiss Avenue and Bryan Parkway except where "No Parking" signs are posted. "No Parking" signs are posted in front of the tour homes, at Savage Park and at other select locations to allow access for the mini coaches to pick up and drop off tour guests.

 

Overflow parking is available on Saturday ONLY in the parking lot at Munger Place Church.

Munger Place Church is located at the intersections of Munger Boulevard, Live Oak, and Bryan Streets. From there, just walk one scenic block along Bryan Street to reach the tour epicenter at Savage Park. Home tour mini busses will not be shuttling to and from the church on Saturday. Parking at the church is not available during tour hours on Sunday, due to ongoing church services. All cars of tour guests that are parked in the church lot on Saturday, must be moved from the lot before 7AM on Sunday to provide space for Sunday worshippers to park.

 

2020 Art Fair

 

Find that special gift for Mom, for yourself, or for anyone else! When you're not touring the homes, visit our art fair on the median across from Savage Park to browse a variety of unique crafts, jewelry, art, books and other assorted delights and delectables. There's something there for everyone! Among the roster of talented craftspersons who will be attending this year are:

Eileen's Pralines

Suzy Moritz Fine Art

Addison Sloane Artworks

Usborne Books & More

Haus of Woude Candles

Bougie Bars & Bubbles

Lili & Lee

mykolyna

nice & bella

rebound art group

koke gardens

mitchell robb

emma's closet

miller mosaic

2020 Sponsors

2020 Tour Homes

5421 Swiss Avenue

5507 Bryan Street

5533 Swiss Avenue

6303 Bryan Parkway

East Dallas Christian Church

[Open Saturday Only]

A Salute To Our Supportive Neighbors

We'd like to extend a special "Thank You!" to those residents in our District who have purchased their bulk packets of this year's home tour tickets. As always, we are grateful for your support.

Anja and Jeff Woodson

Sarah and Gary Ahr

Julie and Paul Hartmann

Claire and Cal Chaney

Christy and Craig Scheef

Jean and David Dean

Jean and Jim Dunkerly

Nancy and David Pinson

Christine and Peter Loh

Sandra Brothers and Mike Holub

Nancy and Guyman Phillips

Jeanne and James Harrington

Jody and Bill Bowers

Robyn and Adam Schaub

Cassandra Mendenhall

Anne and Chris Hamilton

Laura and Todd McCavit

Wes Powell

Kara Murphy and Carl Hunermund

Neil Burger

Patty Joaquim

Marianne and Tim Howells

Melissa and Phillip Crew

Marian and Jan Mohamed

Louise and James Finley

Susan and Greg Sommers

Laura and Michael Duty 

Suzanne and Rene Ramirez

Carrie and Bryan Davis

Debra and Michael Gray

Zach Rakusin

Bob Whisnant and Bob Hopkins

Pauline and Web Mayfield

Jenny and Martha Hulse

Harryette Ehrhardt

Debbie and David Kusin

Virginia and Tom Bonifield

Kristin and Michael Hegedus

Rachel and Steve Goniwiecha

Virginia and Bob Dupuy

Michelle and Jerry Baus

Ursala Gieson-Testa and Guiliano Testa

Jacqueline Peterson

Rene and Toby Toudouze

Joanna and John Hampton

Jeff Kremer

Lynn and Rob Drawbridge

Janis Adams and Martin Berkman

Sarah and Todd Lindley

Jane and Philip Barrett

Kathryn and Richard Brown

Sandra and Colin Fite

Cassandra and Matthew McGrath

Judy and Dale Clemments

Risa Weinberger and Mike Carleton

Maureen and Robert Eason

Katie and Noah Drew

Bonnie and John Wells

Rhonda and Nick McCune

Carey and Jay Hurst

Beth Anschuetz and Joe Williams

Gaye and Ken Martin

Ann and Marc Joseph

Ann Libert and Yvo Desmedt

Ann and Brad Stoltz

Marna and Bryan Wohlfeld

Caroline Logan

Alexandria and Daniel Watters

Dana Millet

Vanessa and Gary Hoffman

Debby and Bill Heathcott

Trina and Varnado Williams

Barbara McDaniel

Kim and Mitch McCrea

The Givens Family

The Fahnestock Family

Mariana Greene and Jim Schutze

Janel Wood

Linda and Dan Farell

Deborah Dvoracek and Rick Rogers

Elizabeth Mast and Bob Charlap

Natalie and Cameron Kinvig

Cindy Harwood and Mark Turner

Marjo Miller

Bob Cox

Bob Bracken

Kelly and Jeff Gordon

Natasha and Jordan August

 * TERMS & CONDITIONS REGARDING SALE & USE OF HOME TOUR TICKETS

  1. Refund and Exchange Policy. There are NO REFUNDS and NO EXCHANGES. All ticket sales are final.

  2. Lost Tickets. Lost tickets will be replaced provided you have your proof of payment available. 

  3. Terms of Use.   Use of a ticket constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth herein. The person using a ticket grants the Swiss Avenue Historic District Association ("SAHDA") permission to use his or her image, or that of his/her children, in advertising, publicity and other promotions without payment or compensation to holder. By using this ticket, the person using it voluntarily assumes all risk of personal injury (including but not limited to death) and loss of property, by accident or otherwise, directly related or otherwise incidental to attending the annual SAHDA Mother's Day Weekend Tour of Homes (the "Home Tour"), and utilizing SAHDA's other attractions, facilities, and events, and agrees that SAHDA, its directors, officers, employees, contractors, and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for any such injuries or losses, no matter how caused.  A ticket evidences a revocable license to attend the Home Tour, and this license may be revoked (and the holder ejected from the Home Tour) at the sole discretion of SAHDA, without refund, if misused or if the holder fails to abide by the policies, rules or regulations of SAHDA.  Home Tour hours, prices, policies, and programs are all subject to change without notice. 

  4. Cancellation Policy. If the Home Tour is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, civil strife or for any other reason outside of its control , SAHDA does not guarantee a refund or exchange on tickets purchased for the Home Tour.  In the event of a cancellation, SAHDA will post information on its website as to the availability of refunds.  Any refund will require proof of purchase.

  5. Reselling Policy. Tickets may not be resold or offered for resale. Tickets may not be used for advertising, promotion, or other commercial purposes except with the express written consent of SAHDA. SAHDA reserves the right to refuse entry to any customer who has purchased tickets and resold them, or to any person attempting to attend the event with such tickets.

  6. Reproduction Policy. It is unlawful to reproduce any tickets in any form. In the event of reproduction, SAHDA reserves the right to refuse entry to the original purchaser as well as any person attempting to attend a performance with reproduced tickets.

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