Discover Art Deco in Dallas with Spring Architectural Tour

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A most distinctive architectural style, Art Deco is a rarity in Dallas, especially in residential design. Discover and appreciate five unique Art Deco residences here this Saturday, May 19, on the Preservation Dallas 2018 Spring Architectural Tour. 

“Art Deco is one of my favorite historic architectural styles and it will be exciting to see an amazing collection of residential examples of the style on the tour, of which there are not many in the country or Dallas,” said David Preziosi, executive director of Preservation Dallas. “This style broke away from the revival styles of the past and chartered a new course for modern architecture with simple geometric forms, flat roofs, clean lines, corner windows, curved walls, and geometric detailing.”

The house pictured above, 6843 Lorna Ln. in Lakewood, is just one of the unusual properties featured. Jump to read more and find out about tickets — you have to have a reservation to attend! 

6851 Gaston Ave. in Lakewood.
5102 Pershing Dr. in Cochran Heights.
4401 Beverly Dr. in the Park Cities.
1302 Cedar Hill Ave. in Oak Cliff.

Prevalent in the 1920s and 30s, the eye-catching Art Deco architectural style typically features curved and glass block walls, round windows, and corner steel casement windows. Each tour home has its own distinct signature, representing several neighborhoods across the city.

Tickets to the 2018 Spring Architectural Tour are available here. Reservations are required and non-refundable. The cost is $35 for Preservation Dallas members and $50 for nonmembers.

Attendees are required to check in between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. at the downtown Masonic Lodge, 506 S. Harwood St. Complimentary lot parking is available to the west, behind the lodge.

Upon check-in, route maps and tour programs for the self-guided tour will be provided. The tour will not include an architectural symposium and tour properties will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Preservation Dallas at 214-821-3290.


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