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    Preservation Austin’s 29th Annual Homes tour is premiering virtually on Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 pm CST. This year’s virtual tour will feature the incredible postwar homes and histories of East Austin’s Rogers-Washington-Holy Cross historic district, Austin’s first historic district celebrating Black heritage. The 45-minute video will feature footage of each home and interviews with homeowners, followed by a live Q&A session on Zoom.

    “Rogers-Washington-Holy Cross: Black Heritage, Living History” explores the homes and stories of some of the twentieth century’s most significant Austinites, including those of Tuskegee Airman Norman Scales, former Huston-Tillotson president Dr. John Q. Taylor King and his roster of esteemed house guests, Ira Poole and his iconic collection of yard art Americana, and more.

    The Homes Tour is Preservation Austin’s marquee educational and outreach event, as well as its most important fundraiser. All proceeds, including ticket sales and sponsorships, support the nonprofit’s mission to empower Austinites to shape a more inclusive, resilient, and meaningful community culture through preservation.

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