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University will open four of its Oakmont Court residences and Parker Chapel for tour
by Sharon Jones Schweitzer ’75
As part of the yearlong 150th Anniversary celebration, Trinity University is partnering with the Monte Vista Historical Association (MVHA) for its 2019 Home Tour on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The MVHA Home Tour is a biennial event that features residences in the historic Monte Vista area. Tickets are required and can be purchased on the Monte Vista Historical Association website.
“Trinity is pleased to partner with the Monte Vista Historical Association in this year’s Home Tour,” says Trinity President Danny Anderson. “Like our Monte Vista neighbors, Trinity University is heir to a dynamic past and steward of a promising future. We not only share a neighborhood, we have a shared history.”
Trinity maintains a number of residential properties along Oakmont Court in Monte Vista, which serve as residences for senior University administrators, including the University president. These residences also serve as iconic venues for hosting students, faculty, alumni, and members of the San Antonio community.
The tour includes:
Trinity’s 125-acre campus is located immediately east of the Monte Vista Historic District and was built on the site of an abandoned quarry. The campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a designation that honors the architectural work of renowned San Antonio architect O’Neil Ford, who designed most of the University’s mid-century modern buildings.
This is the Monte Vista Historical Association’s 25th biennial Home Tour. Amanda Holmes, MVHA Home Tour co-chair, says Monte Vista is pleased to collaborate with Trinity University in “our efforts toward preserving our collective story.” “This is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the exceptional architecture and history of this neighborhood and to experience history up close and in person. We congratulate Trinity University on its 150th Anniversary.”
Tickets for the 2019 Home Tour are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. For more information visit Monte Vista Historical Association website.