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OUR MISSION: Historic Alpine is in partnership with the city of Alpine and the Texas Historic Commission and is dedicated to historic preservation, rehabilitation, beautification and promotion of sustainable economic development for downtown Alpine, Texas.

Took Place December 15

Homes and Buildings on the 2013 Christmas Tour Were:

First United Methodist Church
208 East Sul Ross Avenue

The history of the First United Methodist Church in Alpine is notable. The Methodists were the first religious group to organize a church in Murphyville (Alpine).
 For a complete description
Irene Rogers Peters Home
702 East Holland Avenue

This small, blue wooden-framed bungalow with white trimmed windows, an inviting front porch was built before 1910. With only a few modernized additions, the home looks much as it did over a hundred years ago..
For a complete description
D.M. "Nig" Benett Home
709 E. Lockhart
    This historic home sits on property once owned by William Box Hancock, one of Alpine’s earliest and most successful citizens. Records show he sold the house to the D. M. “Nig” Bennett family for $7000.
For a complete description
Jim P. Parker Home
402 E. Lockhart
    In 1899, Susan Craig Goodwin, a widow from Arkansas, and her three grown sons fled to Texas after outlaws had murdered her husband. It is possible that her son Robert, who was a carpenter by trade, built this Craftsman two-story, stucco bungalow between 1910 and 1920.
For a complete description
Gage-Van Sickle Home
109 North 3rd Street

The history of this property begins with the purchase of 14 lots for $875 in 1886 by Edward L. Gage from Thomas O. Murphy and his father Daniel, Murphyville [Alpine] founders.
For a complete description
 Dr. Joel E. Wright Home
401 South Dawson Street

This residential home was constructed (ca. 1912) for the Joe S. Hord family in the Means Addition. The site was part of a deed by Presidio County to Thomas Murphy in 1885.
For a complete description

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