LAMPASAS — More than 200 residents crowded into five homes Sunday as they made their way around town to each stop during the annual Tour of Homes, hosted by the Lampasas County Museum.
“This is the primary fundraiser for the museum, and it has been going on for at least 35 years, because I have been participating for the past 26 years,” organizer Carol Wright said. “We always try to include a few historical houses on the tour and a couple new houses so that there is a good selection.”
One of the houses on the tour was the city’s first post office building, which had been converted into a home. Owners Joe and Maricela Corcoran showed off how they maintained much of the original layout of the post office while converting the building into a home.
“We still have the original mail vault, which we now use as a pantry,” Joe said. “We actually got this home because we were having trouble finding a home that we liked, so I told my wife that I could probably turn this into a nice temporary home, and it sort of became a permanent home.”
Tour participants enjoyed the small glimpses into the styles of Lampasas homes. Phil Garrett said the tour is a family tradition of sorts. “We have been going on the tour for the past seven years,” he said. “We like to see the different ways people decorate for Christmas, and we also like to see the historic homes they have on the tour.”