2018 LINWOOD HOME TOUR The Linwood Place Tour of Historic Homes will take place on Sunday, September 30th, 2018 from 1-5 pm. Linwood has been opening its doors to various homes throughout the neighborhood for over 20 years. This year’s tour will feature four distinctive homes, one garden, and Linwood Elementary. • 3247 NW 22nd Street - Hannah Baer • 3213 NW 21st Street - Craig & Karina Miller • 3340 NW 22nd Street - Scott & Kimberly Stieg • 3244 NW 21st Street - Jim & Mary Piotrowicz *With Hospitality • 3108 NW 22nd Street - Jake & Jennifer Husmann *Garden Only • 3416 NW 17th Street - Linwood Elementary Linwood Place is bounded by NW 23rd, NW 16th, Drexel Blvd, and Interstate 44; situated in what is currently the heart of Oklahoma City. This was not always the case: Linwood Place, platted in 1909, was originally marketed as a community of “country estates” away from the bustling city— which, incidentally, had a population at that time of less than 65,000. Oklahoma had only been a state for two years, and the state Capitol was still in Guthrie. Few paved roads reached Linwood’s borders, and the trolley line ended just beyond the neighborhood. The neighborhood was designed to include large lots, sidewalks, shade trees, and a park. Stately red brick arches and columns lighted the entrance at NW 16th and Drexel. The earliest homes— sprawling two-story structures on large lots—were built from 1910 through the 1920s. Some of these houses were home to some of Oklahoma City’s most prominent citizens, including Chris Schwab (Schwab Meat Company), Bill Cain (Cain’s Coffee Company), Bill Horn (Horn Seed Company), John Kilpatrick, Walter Kamp (Kamp’s Grocery) and Oscar Holderby (OKC Stockyards). These early businessmen played a key role in leading a young Oklahoma City to growth and prosperity. In the 1930s, on the heels of the Depression and Dust Bowl years, the area was re-platted and the remaining larger lots subdivided to allow for smaller homes to be built. The resulting neighborhood emerged as a delightfully eclectic blend of large and small homes in many different architectural styles - ranging from Bungalow, Craftsman, Prairie School, and Tudor Revival to Spanish Mission. Today, Linwood Place is experiencing a renaissance along with much of historic Oklahoma City. It is a hidden jewel that many in Oklahoma City do not know about. However, residents know that it offers a small-town feel even though it’s just a stone’s throw away from all our city has to offer. Over one hundred years from it’s beginning by those visionary developers of majestic estates, Linwood Place stands as one of the most stable and beautiful inner city neighborhoods in the capital city. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 at 23rd Street Antique Mall (3203 NW 23rd St) and Plenty Mercantile (807 N Broadway). Tickets may also be purchased at the door of any tour house, day of, for $15. Or visit linwoodplaceokc.com and purchase your tickets prior to September 30th via paypal – present your receipt at the first tour home to receive your ticket. Please visit us at www.linwoodplaceokc.com or https://www.facebook.com/linwoodplaceokc for more information about Linwood Place. Linwood Place was designated Oklahoma City’s First Urban Conservation District over 30 years ago.