Upcoming Presentation of Collector Cars at W.H. Stark House



Patsy Herrington, Director

Upcoming Presentation on Collector Cars at The W.H. Stark House

ORANGE, Texas, October 13, 2011 РThe W.H. Stark House is hosting a lunchtime presentation on collector cars and the collector car market on Friday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. in The W.H. Stark Carriage House, located at 610 Main Avenue in Orange, Texas. Boxed lunches, provided by the Star and Crescent Moon Caf̩ of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, are available for $9.00 each, payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations with pre-ordered lunch selections are required by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27.There is limited seating for this presentation, and a reservation along with pre-ordered boxed lunch is required. To place a lunch order, call 409.883.0871 or email Lois Hamilton at lhamilton@whstarkhouse.org.

The presentation titled “Lunch and Learn: Collector Cars” will be led by guest speaker Al Granger, owner of Granger Chevrolet in Orange, Texas and collector of vintage and modern cars. During this lunch program, Granger will present a PowerPoint slideshow and discuss the different types of collector cars and the market’s current status. This lunch program will precede the 3rd Annual Open Car Show that will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011 in the Lutcher Theater parking lot, located at 707 Main Avenue, in Orange, Texas. The Car Show is free for visitors and will be hosted by The W.H. Stark House and the Orange Peel Out Car Club.

Attendees of the presentation will have the option of ordering from the following menu items: Chicken Salad Sandwich, Turkey Croissant Sandwich or Park Avenue Salad. All boxed lunches include chips, fruit, cookie and bottle water. To place a lunch order and reserve a seat for this lunch presentation, please call 409.883.0871 or email lhamilton@whstarkhouse.org.

Located at 610 West Main Avenue in Orange, Texas, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  For more information call 409.883.0871 or visit www.whstarkhouse.org. 










Guest speaker Al Granger will discuss collector cars and the collector car market during a lunchtime program at The W.H. Stark House on October 28.

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 About The W.H. Stark House
The W.H. Stark House is a Victorian landmark in Orange, Texas, which has been restored to its original splendor. The 14,000 square-foot home was completed in 1894 in Orange, Texas, by William Henry Stark and his wife, Miriam M. Lutcher Stark, prominent philanthropists who occupied the home until 1936. Designed in the Queen Anne architectural style, the house features a distinctive turret, stained glass windows, and ornate woodwork in cypress and long leaf yellow pine.

Today, the three-story structure stands much as it did at the turn of the 20th century, with fifteen rooms of original family furnishings, personal effects and decorative arts, including antique rugs, original textiles, silver, cut glass and antique porcelain. Also featured are The W.H. Stark family’s impressive collections of American Brilliant Period cut glass, pressed and pattern glass, milk glass, porcelains, and other 18th and 19th century decorative accessories. The interior of both The W.H. Stark House and its adjacent Carriage House depicts the home life of The W.H. Starks in the early 1900s and provides an extraordinary statement of Texas’ social history.
The W.H. Stark House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Record Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. The W.H. Stark House is a program of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, a private operating foundation, whose other programs include the Stark Museum of Art, the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, and Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.