Welcome to Historic Tyler!


Since its founding in 1977, Historic Tyler has promoted the preservation and appreciation of Tyler’s architectural and cultural historic resources through education, advocacy and committed action. Historic Tyler is dedicated to the preservation, revitalization, and continued use of Tyler’s historic resources. Membership in Historic Tyler helps ensure that historic preservation has a voice in Tyler’s future economic and cultural development. The ability to deliver our precious historic past for generations is in your hands now. Your donations and support of Historic Tyler, Inc. are greatly appreciated. With your help we can lay a cornerstone for tomorrow.

Precious Legacy

Tyler’s heritage is disappearing. Landmarks such as the 1909 Smith County Courthouse, the Blackstone Hotel, the Fire Station, and numerous historic residential dwellings no longer exist. All have fallen victim to the wrecking ball or have decayed from neglect. Others are endangered. Why? A lack of funds to undertake proper preservation measures. It is vital that we preserve Tyler’s past for future generations. This legacy will be lost without intervention.

The concerns that Historic Tyler addresses are shared by all Tylerites, not just those who live in older neighborhoods or who own historic properties. Urban revitalization and economic diversification, defense of neighborhood integrity and authenticity of place, preservation of green space and protection of historic resources are among the most critical issues we face. We are making a positive impact on quality of life throughout Tyler.

Historic Home Tour Sponsors

Rose Sponsors


flow. Yoga

R. W. Fair Foundation

Magnolia Sponsors


Alan Harders & Faith Harders

BMW of Tyler

Hunter Kay

House Sponsors


Guinn Realty Group, Ebby Halliday Tyler

The McArthur Family

Jenny & Michael Romines, Robert Romines & Johnny Musselman

Roquemore’s Hardware

Southside Bank

Candlelight House Sponsor


Staples Sotheby’s International Realty

Media Sponsor



Hydrangea Sponsors


Austin Bank

Morgan Stanley – Alan Cumming

Ginger & Fred Haberle: Charitable Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation

Hiland Dairy

Tana & Francis Kay

The McGuire Firm

Ellen & John Musselman: Charitable Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation

The Robinson Family

Texas Bank & Trust

Dogwood Sponsors

Annette Findley

Azalea Orthopedics

Billie & Mike Carpenter

Martha & Gerry Dunlap

Flynn Chiropractic PC

Lucinda & Scott Kittrell

Latte Family Dentistry

Victoria & Chris Leahy

Donna & Mike Metke

Bonnie L. Palmer

John Pope Design & Print

Sandy Shepard

Virginia & Gene Shull

Gardenia Sponsors


Mrs. Lori Booher

Rhonda & Brent Bossart

Brent M. Byers

City of Tyler – P/Z

Genecov Development

Dr. D.M. Edwards

Hall Buick GMC

The Law Office of B. Diane Hinder, PC

Hossley & Embry

Your Peak Impact

Julie & Art Reilly

Mary Endres & George Holland

Mary Lauren & Bruce Faulkner

Patricia & Robert Wells

R & K Distributors, Inc./Marissa & John Martin

Sharon & James Wynne

Suzanne & Richard Handley

Diane & Tack Thomas

Cheryl Threlkeld

Vasso & Associates

Chill & Don Warren

Angela Whitehead

Birmingham C. Willis

Redbud Sponsors


Dana & Brian Durham

Kim & Basket Fender

Karen (Richey) & Bill Gleason

Laverne Gollob

Becky & Mike Martin

Lisa Odom

Karen & Jeff Parnell

Gina & Tom Ramey

Mike & Margaret Rowan

Betty Ann & Don Smith

In-Kind Sponsors


Tom Brown Cookies

Homeland Title Company

Forget-Me-Not Flowers & Gifts

FRESH by Brookshire’s

Garden Style

La-Tee-Da Flowers

Moss…Where Flowers Are Fair

Stellate Photography

Tyler Golf Carts

Village Bakery