Local artisan Fred Joffre was employed in 1912 to build this prairie-style bungalow for C.P. Schulze and his bride Virginia Tucker. Its cypress siding, low hipped roof, large porch and gabled dormer were signature features of this style of early twentieth-century houses in the area. When completed, this house was perhaps the finest home in the young town of Irving. The Schulzes were active in civic and social affairs and enjoyed entertaining in their home.
In 1975 Charles and Catherine Schulze and Sister Mary Schulze, I.W.B.S., donated their family home to the City of Irving to be used as a “historic home museum.” The Irving Heritage Society was established in 1978 to oversee the preservation of what we now call our Heritage House. The Heritage House was designated as a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark in 1986.
For more information, visit www.irvingheritage.com or call 972-252-3838.