Tour Spotlight: The Renaissance of Mrs. Mills' Garden

This Heritage Hills residence at 911 NW 15th was built in 1928 by Henry Schafer who was a native of Germany and made the land run of 1889 to El Reno were he established his business. His city home was a combination of English Regency and Georgian styes. In 1951, the home was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mills. Mrs. Mills built the walled garden. Mrs. Mills entertained generously at this home and was well known in the community. Many long time residences of Oklahoma City still refer to this home as Mrs. Mills' house. The backyard had several additions since the 1950's and current owners felt that the space needed an update; therefore, an 18 month project began in 2014. The owners goals were

Tour Spotlight: Edwards Family Garden

Nine years ago when the Edwards purchased the home, the backyard landscaping consisted of only privet shrub serving as a fence line, so a landscape upgrade was a must. The family began formulating ideas to create a space that would reflect their love of Japanese gardens and the high deserts of Santa Fe, while still being a comfortable, practical place for their son. Particularly impressive is the large English fountain in the back beds, which is the centerpiece of the serenity area of the garden. In addition, there is a Stone Forest granite fountain tucked back among the heirloom hosta, invoking a sense of calm. The spacious, open plan and the outdoor kitchen allow hosts to easily mingle wit

Tour Spotlight: Take a look at 319 NW 18th

Constructed from 1921 to 1926 by Mr. Ben Barnes, who migrated to Oklahoma in 1909 and amassed a fortune as an entrepreneur, this elaborate home was and still is one of the most unique in Oklahoma City. Designed in a Mediterranean style with Moorish influences, it includes the liberal use of arches, decorative balconies, a stucco exterior, carved figures, and an exaggerated round entryway. Inside, a large central staircase fans in both directions and leads to French doors leading to a balcony as well as a large rounded landing. There are rounded door and window frames throughout the home, original glass in the windows, and lovely crown molding. The chandelier in the dining room is original,

Tour Spotlight: Check out 227 NW 15th

Built in 1923 by Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Taylor as both their residence and a showcase for the finest products and workmanship of their tile and marble company, Norman and Terri Thompson's home is as elegant and stylish today as it was then. Much of the original woodwork, tile, and marble is intact. The only major set of additions to the house was done when the house was less than ten years old when a bath and sitting room were added above the covered porch on the east side; and a second story was added above the garage for an apartment. The house is a treasure trove of original art tile and marble. Visitors will appreciate the downstairs powder room with marble walls, door frame, window frame

Tour Spotlight: Come see 308 NW 19th

In 1923, Mr. & Mrs. Frederick E. Patterson and his business partner Henry Hoffman bought adjoining lots on 19th Street. Mr. Patterson and his partner were Territorial entrepreneurs who in 1901 had begun as wholesale cigar suppliers, expanded to include Gastream home heating and cooking appliances, and by 1929 operated a billiard parlor and sold wholesale billiard supplies. In keeping with their new found and hard won affluence, they used the same architect at the same time to build elegant Colonial Revival homes in what was becoming the most desirable neighborhood in the burgeoning city. Unique to the Patterson home are an eye-lid arch over the classical entry, a porte-cochere with a sl

Tour Spotlight: Meet 1611 Classen Drive

This English Tudor style house was built in 1925 by G.A. Nichols, a prolific and enterprising home builder. The home, in which he lived for a time, was part of what he called "Aristocratic Harndale," a neighborhood surrounding Harn Park, which had been deeded to the city in 1910 by pioneer Alice Harn. Distinguishing features include an oversize chimney on the front of the house, a side sun porch (one of the few in the neighborhood which has not been enclosed), and decorative exterior stone treatment. Some original fixtures and tile remain, as does the original functioning laundry chute. Some items of interest include an antique English riding horse in the playroom, a giraffe chair from Afr

50% Off Tour Tickets for Volunteers

The 2017 Heritage Hills Historic Home and Garden Tour is fast approaching and volunteers are needed to staff various 2.5 hour shifts on Saturday Sept 30 and Sunday Oct 1.. The success of the Tour depends on volunteers both inside and outside the neighborhood, so please enlist your friends and sign up for shifts. Click here to sign up and help with the tour. Volunteering is a fun way to meet people. Plus, volunteers can purchase tour tickets at a discounted rate of $10. Volunteers are also invited to enjoy Hideaway Pizza, drinks, and dessert at the Volunteer Party on Sunday after the tour! Please sign up by the September 15th deadline so Cherish and Sarah (host coordinators) can schedu

Uptown Fun 5K coming through Heritage Hills

Throughout the year, many races such as the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and McNellies Pub Run come through Heritage Hills. The Uptown Fun 5K on Saturday, September 24th at 10AM is the latest trot through our awesome tree lined streets. After the race, join the after party at the 22nd annual Mesta Festa. Runners get a wristband to get into the beer garden. All proceeds benefit Uptown 23rd District Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Oklahoma. For more information, visit https://www.uptown23rd.com/5k.

Women on the Mother Road

On September 18, The Women on the Mother Road will be presented at the Overholser Mansion Carriage House (405 NW 15th) at 7pm. The event is free and highlights Route 66 and specifically the experiences of women and girls while traveling, growing up, challenging gender stereotypes, confronting prejudice and pushing boundaries. The presentation will include a slide lecture and several filmed an edited oral histories. For more information on the program, contact Preservation Oklahoma at (405) 525.5325 or david@preservationok.org. For information about The Women on the Mother Road project, please contact Katrina Parks at (323) 203-5968 or katrinaparks@mac.com. Funding for this program is prov

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