Park Cities Historic Preservation Society Hosts Two Must-Attend Events


The Park Cities Historic Preservation Society is busy, busy, busy this spring and we’ve got the skinny on two events you won’t want to miss. They’re coming up quickly, so get out your calendars!

6th Annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon

On March 29, James Farmer (pictured above), editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, will speak at a luncheon chaired by Liz Farley. Farmer is a renowned garden and interior designer as well as an all-around lifestyle expert. Registration for the event begins at 11:15 at the Dallas Country Club. Grab your tickets here!

15th Annual Historic Home Tour

We don’t have to tell you how we feel about a good home tour! This next event is definitely on our to-do list.

The 15th Annual Historic Home Tour may be held on April Fool’s Day, but the homes featured this year are no joke! Come along to get an eyeful of some absolutely stunning Park Cities residences. The tour runs Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Want tickets? Hang tight until Monday and you could answer a trivia question to win a pair! Otherwise, you can purchase yours here. Here’s a little preview of the historic gems featured on next weekend’s tour:

Home descriptions courtesy of PCHPS board member and past president Joan Clark.

3600 Greenbrier Drive


A re-imagined 1930s Colonial style home, extensively renovated with grand interior spaces and dramatic design, maintaining the exterior six stately live oak trees and changing the entrance to Thackery, honoring and celebrating the relationship between the home and the land in a splendid way.

4218 Fairfax Avenue


Built in 1929, a rare jewel created by Clyde H. Griesenbeck, the original architect. Each phase of renovations were diligently researched and period appropriate glass, slate tiles, masonry, carpentry and hardware were utilized. Winner of the Historic Preservation Achievement Award in 2004. Dorothy Malone lived here for a number of years. The traditional exterior disguises the fact that you have stepped into a whimsical Tudor wonderland.

4309 Westway Avenue


Built in 1942, an elegant example of French Eclectic architecture, retaining the original front façade and decorative appliqued plaster window elements, the interior space has been redefined in a creative, imaginative manner.

3825 Miramar Avenue


A stately example of eclectic Greek Revival architecture was built in 1922 by J.A. Pitzinger, architect. The Delagi family retained the exterior façade and more during an extensive renovation and restoration endeavor. The residence reaches out and embraces nature from every room while the contemporary interior enhancements provide comfort and pleasure. A vintage treasure and a Highland Park classic rescued and updated in magnificent fashion.

Riddle Me This!

Stay tuned to on Monday, March 27, for a trivia question to win tickets to the home tour on April 1. We’ll be giving away two pairs of tickets! Good luck!