Home Tour App for your Phone

Posted by    |    October 5th, 2016 at 8:43 pm

 

This year, OOCCL is introducing a new app for your smart phone to help you easily navigate between the houses.  Get to the home that you need to from wherever you are by simply launching the app.  Available for iPhone or Android using the links below – and it’s free.

                    

Library Tour – Oct 29 (9:30AM)

Posted by    |    October 3rd, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Partake in BFOC’s 2016 Cyclesomatic Library tour on Oct. 29. from 9:30AM – Noon.

This will be a collaborative ride lead by Kristie Holt from Local Hub and Mark Draz from the Dallas Public Library. Mark is leading an initiative for Dallas Public Library’s first book bike . Book bikes have been rolling in Portland, Denver and Boston for years. This is one more way that Dallas is improving its reputation as an unfriendly city for cyclists. This library tour will provide us an opportunity to support the Library Bike project and discover Dallas libraries in our Oak Cliff neighborhood.

Itinerary

  • 9:30 AM: Depart from Local Hub – 2633 Main St #130
  • 10:00: North Oak Cliff – 302 W 10th St (oak cliff connection point)
  • Hampton-Illinois – 2951 S Hampton Rd.
  • Lancaster Kiest – 2951 S Hampton Rd. (optional bailout)
  • Central – 1515 Young St
  • Local Hub

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Bike Rodeo – Nov 5 (8AM – 10AM)

Posted by    |    September 24th, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Join BFOC for Oak Cliff’s first Bike Rodeo on Nov. 5th from 8AM to 10AM at the 10th street parking lot at Cliff Temple Baptist Church (125 Sunset Ave, Dallas). The Bike Rodeo will be in conjunction with Oak Cliff’s farmer’s market organized by the Oak Cliff Lions Club.

This Bike Rodeo is taught by certified instructors from the League of American Bicyclists. Instructors set up an interactive bicycle obstacle course for children to maneuver through, teaching bike handling and safety skills through active learning. This fun and free activity challenges children and emphasizes the importance of controlling your bicycle, watching for traffic, and turning safely.

Before children get on the course, we check their helmet fit and discuss the importance of wearing a helmet. (A limited number of free helmets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis). We also do a basic safety check on their bicycle to ensure it is in good working order.

Participants must have a working bicycle, a helmet that fits (a limited number of free helmets will be available for participants), and a parent/legal guardian present.

Below are pictures from a Bike Rodeo help at Fair Park

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2016 Home Tour Preview III – Lausanne

Posted by    |    September 23rd, 2016 at 1:41 pm

 

The home at 1006 Lausanne, built in 1937, is one of the five homes in a family of Skillern homes in the Kessler Park neighborhood. Only two owners have lived in the house since the Skillern family and both made significant changes to the home’s original footprint and architecture. Built by a Skillern daughter and her husband, a German engineer, the home was designed to stay cool during hot Texas summers. With a full brick exterior, small windows and multiple interior doors and windows for cross breezes, the original home was incredibly functional, if not stunning.

2016 Home Tour Preview II – Siesta

Posted by    |    September 23rd, 2016 at 1:35 pm

 

When you walk into this ranch style home at 2115 Siesta Drive you have the feeling that you have walked back in time to 1956 when it was built. It was lovingly maintained over the years by the Cannefax family who raised 4 children in this home. The home features scalloped wood trim on the many doorways, closets and built-ins, all of which are in mint condition with the original wood finish. The Cannefax kids will tell you there are creatures in the woodwork! See if you can find them! The vintage bathrooms are in keeping with the era with tasteful colors and beautiful tile work that is still in pristine condition.

2016 Preview I – N. Willomet

Posted by    |    September 23rd, 2016 at 1:20 pm

This charming Craftsman-style bungalow at 303 N. Willomet was built in 1914 by its first resident, J. W. Felix. Since then the house has passed through several owners until the current owners purchased it in 2000. The home is a classic example of the bungalows in Winnetka Heights Historic District, which with 625 homes is one of the largest historic districts in the state.

2016 Home Tour – Kitchens

Posted by    |    September 23rd, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Come see these amazing kitchens on this year’s Fall Home Tour!  This year’s OOCCL Fall Home Tour will be October 15 and 16 from 12:00-6:00 both days.

TIckets can be purchased online, at Kessler Baking Co., Lucky Dog Books or at participating Tom Thumb’s:
315 S Hampton
6333 Mockingbird
522 Preston Royal Center
633 W. Wheatland (Duncanville)

Tickets purchased online will be held at Will Call. Tickets may be picked up at Will Call the weekend of the tour during tour hours. Will Call is in the Bishop Arts Distrcit at the corner of Bishop and 8th.  Tour is rain or shine.