From the early 1880’s houses to the 1965 Airstream recreational vehicles (RV’s), visitors enjoyed the variety of historic homes during the Rockport-Fulton Tour of Historic Homes on the weekend of Saturday, Dec. 1. The event has been presented the first weekend of December for eleven years.
The anchor locations for the R-F Tour of Historic Homes were the Schoolhouse Museum in Fulton and the History Center in Rockport. Five homes completed the line-up and change every year. Visitors to the event see different homes every year. The most recent venue was the Airstream Retreat that brought a “Glamping” experience to the region. Each of the three Airstreams had its special theme, including “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere,” “Little Mermaid,” and “The Big Chill.”
In the Live Oaks Heights neighborhood, several homes stood out. The Rooke-Broach and the Schulze houses showed adaptation of buildings from the early 1900’s into comfortable bungalows for gracious coastal living. The Jordan Home showcased a house near Market Street.
Visitors who enjoy the Tour come to town from a variety of locations. 46 percent are from Rockport-Fulton; 23 percent come from near-by Texas towns; 18 percent are from distant Texas towns, and 12 percent are winter Texans. 20 percent of the visitors ate in local restaurants during their stay. Many visitors said they go on the tour every year.
To voice suggestions for next year’s homes or activities, contact Pam Stranahan at Pamwheatstranahan@gmail.com