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2018 Candlelight Tour of Homes

Weatherford, Texas   December 8, 2018  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children or seniors over 65



Loving-Pinner Home

Loving-Pinner  Home, 301 W. Spring Street 

Records show this house was built in 1857, and the original owner was W.A. Pleasant. Later Oliver Loving, the Dean of the Texas Cattle Drive and of the namesake of the Goodnight-Loving Trail, and his family lived in it from 1862-1866. At the time, it was near the heart of downtown Weatherford. Loving was a rancher and cattle driver from Kentucky. He and his wife Susan, along with their nine children, lived in Palo Pinto County and in Weatherford during his cattle drive years. The house is on the corner of Alamo and W. Spring Street. This two bedroom, one bath, frame house has its original porches. Many original features remain such as the wood floors, original doors and hardware, high ceilings, and glass transoms. There is beautiful stained trim work and also an original clawfoot tub. 

Tour location sponsored by:  Texas Bank Financial

Kindel-Morgan Home

Kindel –Morgan Home, 402 W. Spring Street

This Second Empire French Neo-Renaissance style home is constructed of hand quarried native stone. It features a mansard copper roof, a corner tower, square porch columns, deeply recessed windows and twenty-inch thick stone walls. Started in 1876 and completed in 1881, it is the oldest two-story home in Weatherford. The house also has 12-foot ceilings, 8 foot windows in the original structure, hardwood floors and 37 windows. The house has the original dirt floor cellar with coal chute. A coal furnace is dated 1876 and marked in red paint R.W. Kindel. A local druggist for sixty years, a civic leader, and the original owner of the house, Kindel also proved to be instrumental in bringing electricity to Weatherford. The home has a Texas historical landmark. 

Tour location sponsored by:  Jamie Bodiford Brinkley Realtor - Century 21 Judge Fite

Altfather-Fitzgerald Home

Altfather-Fitzgerald Home,  520 W. Spring Street 

Originally, this home and surrounding land belonged to W.F. Altfather in 1892. Altfather and his wife were from Pennsylvania. He was a bookkeeper and his wife was a homemaker. The Altfather’s owned a major portion of the land before it was divided into the current subdivision. The rock on the outside may have been added to the original frame home. This home style was used between 1935 and 1945 and was prevalent in the Weatherford and Mineral Wells area during this time period and also after World War II. The current owner purchased the home in 2002 and has continued to restore and maintain many of the original details. 

Tour location sponsored by:  Remax Trinity - Weatherford

Bailey-Kurtz Home

Bailey-Kurtz Home, 418 W. Water Street 

This house was built in 1880 by Leon Bailey and his wife Maggie and has never been on the Candlelight Tour. While the home has been beautifully renovated, some of the historical features still remain. Pay special attention when entering the house to the detailed trim work, wavy glass as well as the stained-glass features. There are original doors and hardware and transoms from 1880. While you will enjoy viewing the original details of this home, the tasteful updates help to maintain its charm in keeping with that time period. 

Tour location sponsored by:  Alamo Title - Michelle Worthington

Maulsby-McCright Home

Maulsby –McCright Home, 212 W. Akard Street 

This charming four-bedroom ranch style home was originally built by Forrest and Jane Milliken Maulsby in the early 1950s. Jane Maulsby’s parents were Charles Milliken and Gertrude Hartnett who lived at 708 South Waco in the home where she grew up. Her parents sold the Maulsby’s a portion of their adjoining land to build their family home. Forrest Maulsby was a long time Weatherford resident and the President of Mutual Building and Loan for many years.  On tour for the very first time, this home has been in the family for 57 years. It has only had two additional owners. In 2010, the Luig family purchased and made many updates in keeping with the character in style of the home. In 2017, the McCright family purchased the home and have added some personal touches but have maintained the period style, including original hardwood flooring, as well as many other features and fixtures. You will not want to miss seeing this home. A design of the 50s with an updated flair and charm that provides function for today’s family. 

Tour location sponsored by:  Gary Westenhover, Atty.

Pythian Home

Texas Pythian Home, 1825 E. Bankhead Drive 

The Knights of Pythias began construction of this unique French style structure in 1907. The doors opened March 1, 1909, as a residence for widows and orphans. The Pythian home was self-sustaining housing gardens, a dairy, orchard and livestock on its 164 acre lot which allowed the home to provide trade learning opportunities for its residents. The home also housed a school until the 1970s.  It served students from all over Parker County. The home no longer serves widows and orphans but does provide temporary out-of-home placement for children from families in need. 

Tour location sponsored by:  Rosa’s Cafe & Tortilla Factory

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main Street

The First United Methodist Church was organized in 1857 with eleven charter members. Construction of the present sanctuary began in 1888. This Early English Gothic style church was completed in 1891. It was designed by Weatherford architect George Godfrey. Bishop Wilson dedicated the building in 1893. The exterior stone was quarried in Parker County.  The windows and doorways feature lancet arches typical of the early English style. The bell tower is a combination Norman-English spire. While the exterior of the original church building is untouched, the church has undergone various remodeling and additions through the years. A major remodeling of the sanctuary took place in 1954 which restored the original layout, revealed the great beam, fifty-five-foot ceilings, and the herringbone-patterned beaded board ceiling. New pews were added along with the Gothic chandeliers and Korean wood paneling. The educational building behind the sanctuary and the south wing are later additions designed to be compatible with the original architectural style and stone work.   

Tour location sponsored by:  Citizens National Bank of Texas

Prince Memorial CME Church

Prince Memorial CME Church, 410 W. Oak Street 

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church began in Parker County on December 2, 1867. Bishop Miles built the first church edifice located on W. Oak St. in 1871. Now known as the Prince Memorial CME Church, it was named in honor of the Reverend A. Bartlett Prince, who was a charter member of the congregation and the first presiding elder. Built in an architectural style of the period, the church measures 21‘ x  31‘. The exterior features its original bell tower, arched windows and steeply pitched gables. It is the oldest church building still standing in Weatherford and is the second oldest church building in Parker County. The church has recently been 
brought back to its original state in 2018. 

Tour location sponsored by:  Greene’s Florist/Hunter Homes


Chandor Home & Gardens - 711 West Lee Avenue

Although Douglas Chandor’s fame evolves from his talent as a portrait artist, he is best remembered in Weatherford for his work as a gardener. You can see his hard work which is the result of many a long hard day with pick, shovel and even dynamite. The beautiful home is nestled quite comfortably among boulders, ponds, fountains and a waterfall. This unique treasure is now owned by the City of Weatherford and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Tour location sponsored by: Parker County Today Magazine



Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Drive 

Parker County‘s rich tapestry of cattle barons and Cowboys, Broadway stars, and political leaders is showcased in state of art exhibit spaces.  All three galleries will be open during the Candlelight Tour of Homes as well as authentic Parker County log cabins behind the museum. The museum’s current exhibit is “Digging Up History - the archaeological finds of the Newberry cabin.”  Guests can view its permanent exhibits and participate in pioneer activities and games throughout the day.        

Tour location sponsored by:   PlainsCaptial Bank

Thank you to all of our Tour Sponsors:

First National Bank Weatherford, JRJ Construction, Inc., Texas Butane, Inc., 
PlainsCapital Bank, Texas Bank Financial, Citizens National Bank of Texas,
Rosa’s Cafe & Tortilla Factory, Gary Westenhover, Atty.,
Alamo Title - Michelle Worthington, Jamie Bodiford Brinkley Realtor - Century 21 Judge Fite, Parker County Today Magazine,  Remax Trinity - Weatherford, Greene’s Florist/Hunter Homes

Be sure and visit our restaurant partners on tour day:

Short Chef Coffee House & Bistro, 120 College Avenue - 10% off catering - good for 1 year w/ticket
Mesquite Pit, 1201 Fort Worth Highway - 10% discount

Pizza Place, 1218 S. Main Street - 10% discount plus free drink

Yesterdays Sandwich Shop, 201 North Main Street - 10% discount plus free drink

Baker’s Ribs, 1921 South Main Street - 20% discount      

Popcorn Corner, 113 W. Church Street           

Iron Skillet, 201 Santa Fe Drive - 20% discount   

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