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Welcome to Historic Tyler!

Our Mission is to promote the preservation and protection of historic structures and sites through advocacy, education, involvement, and public and private investment.

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.

Historic Tyler on Tour

“Small Town, Big History”
Our largest fundraiser is Historic Tyler on Tour, which takes place each spring during the Azalea Trails. This year we will feature six homes and the Candlelight Tour, which is a special ticketed event on Friday night. The home tour is a great way to learn the big history behind some of Tyler’s historical treasures. We hope you will be our guest.

2015 S. College, Candlelight House

Candlelight Party & Home Tour
Showcasing the Home of Heather & Clay Eiland
Friday, April 1st
Home Tour: 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm Candlelight Party: 7:00 pm until 10:30 pm
$100 Members /$125 Non-members/$135 at the door
Day Tour ticket included with Candlelight Party ticket

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CANDLELIGHT SPONSORS

David Hudson & Suzanne Bass
Pat & Tom Bender
Shawn & Andy Bergfeld
Rhonda & Brent Bossart
Carolyn & John Breedlove
City of Tyler -P/Z
Dr. D.M. Edwards
Hossley & Embry
Mary Lauren & Bruce Faulkner
Annette Findley
Susan & Lee Gibson
Mary Endres & George Holland
Hall Buick GMC
Tami & Michael Hurley
Ann & Willis Jarrel
Lucinda & Scott Kittrell
Kay & Paul Latta
Ashley & Nathan Lesniewski
R&K Distributors, Inc./Marissa & John Martin

Becky & Mike Martin
Meela & Juan Mejia/TJC
Bonnie C. Palmer
The Perfect Peony/ Virginia Low & Lauren Stoltz
John McMillan & Sam Raborn, MD
Julie & Art Reilly
Michael & Jenny Romines
Connie & Thomas Seale
Sandy Shepard
Virginia & Gene Shull
Smith County Historical Society
Kimberly Smotherman – Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors
Mr. & Mrs. Tack Thomas
Vasso & Associates; Ameriprise Financial.
Judith Guthrie & Matthew Watson
Patricia & Robert Wells
Carrie & Sam Wolf
Sharon & James Wynne

Day Tour Houses 2022

Historic Home Day Tours
Saturday, April2nd from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 3rd from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tickets $15 Members / $25 Non-members

The Chilton-Lipstate-Taylor House at 727 S. Chilton Avenue
The Payne-Egana House at 1421 S. College Avenue
The Hill-Noteware House at 1626 Dennis Drive
The Simon Saleh-Leahy House at 1203 S. College Avenue
The Enmon House at 1401 Belmont Drive
The Cooper-Bamert House at 403 W. First Street

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Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors

MAGNOLIA SPONSORS

Alan Harders and Faith Harders
BMW of Tyler
Hunter Kay

HYDRANGEA SPONSORS

Ginger & Fred Haberle – Charitable Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation
Roquemore’s Hardware
Tana & Francis Kay

Sheryl Rogers Palmer
Texas Bank & Trust
The McGuire Firm
Ellen & John Musselman

HOUSE SPONSORS

Roquemore’s Hardware
Law Offices of Michael K. Hogan PC
Ellen & John Musselman
NextHome Neighbors/ Amy and Gonzalo Egana

Michael Romines, Robert Romines, Johnny Musselman
Austin Bank

GARDENIA SPONSORS

David Hudson & Suzanne Bass
Pat & Tom Bender
Shawn & Andy Bergfeld
Rhonda & Brent Bossart
Dr. D.M. Edwards
Hossley & Embry
Mary Lauren & Bruce Faulkner
Susan & Lee Gibson
Mary Endres & George Holland
Lucinda & Scott Kittrell
Ashley & Nathan Lesniewski

Meela & Juan Mejia/TJC
R&K Distributors, Inc./Marissa & John Martin
John McMillan & Sam Raborn, MD
Julie & Art Reilly
Michael & Jenny Romines
Sandy Shepard
Virginia & Gene Shull
Mr. & Mrs. Tack Thomas
Vasso & Associates; Ameriprise Financial.
Judith Guthrie & Matthew Watson
Sharon & James Wynne

DOGWOOD SPONSORS

Carolyn & John Breedlove
City of Tyler -P/Z
Annette Findley
Hall Buick GMC
Tami & Michael Hurley
Ann & Willis Jarrel
Kay & Paul Latta
Becky & Mike Martin

Bonnie C. Palmer
The Perfect Peony/ Virginia Low & Lauren Stoltz
Connie & Thomas Seale
Smith County Historical Society
Kimberly Smotherman – Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors
Patricia & Robert Wells
Carrie & Sam Wolf

REDBUD SPONSORS

Carolyn & Dave Bain
Cathy and Hal Bertram
Martie & Jeff Bigbie
Verna & George Hall
Victoria & Chris Leahy

Janie & Paul Menegay
Diana & Russell Patterson
Debbie & Robert Peveto
Wendy & Jim VanDeventer
Ashley & Wade Washmon

IN-KIND SPONSORS

Forget-Me-Not Flowers and Gifts
FRESH by Brookshire’s
Garden Style
La-Tee-Da Flowers

Moss…Where flowers are fair.
Stellate Photography
TYLER TODAY Magazine

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.