Best of 2020: Historic 1915 HP Home of Billboard Advertising Mogul Tells Fascinating Story

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Editor’s Note: This year has been a decade, right? So many things happened, lots of things were postponed, and houses continued to sell despite it all. While the team takes a hot minute this holiday season to recharge the ol’ Energizers, we’re serving up our very favorite stories from 2020. Enjoy!

Shelby: Estate sales are like archaeological digs of the things that make up someone’s life. During this particular dig, I found an interesting and sad piece of this advertising icon’s home.

The estate sale for this magnificent 1915 Highland Park home on Miramar is a doozy, not only because of the impeccable quality of the collectibles, furniture, designer clothing, and jewelry that belonged to a former billboard advertising mogul and his wife but because the historic three-story home by Lakeside Drive is for sale, too.

The nearly 5,000-square-foot, four-bedroom estate at 4012 Miramar Avenue is home to the late Dallas-based founder of Reynolds Outdoor Advertising Mr. George Reynolds III who was a lifelong resident of Highland Park, town councilman, and chairman of the Byron Nelson. Those life accomplishments are reflected in the personal effects and style of what’s featured in this estate sale taking place Jan. 10-11, hosted by Dallas Estate Sellers.

Stephen and Jose with Dallas Estate Sellers say this is one of those beautiful historic homes in Highland Park you don’t get to see that often. That’s because Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds have owned the 1915-built home since at least 1994, Dallas County Appraisal District records show. “Our client decided to downsize from their great home in Dallas and chosen to part with some of their most favorite things to make room in the next phase life has to offer.”

Jane Hopkins and Morten Hopkins of Ebby Halliday – Ebby’s Little White House listed the 4,999-square-foot, four-bedroom home with views of Exall Park for $4.5 million in April 2019, a few months after Mr. Reynolds passed. The Hopkinses lowered it to $3.95 million in August 2019.

We’ve selected a few of our favorites and most unique pieces here. Unfortunately, we don’t have prices for most of these items and you have to attend the sale in person to purchase, but that’s all part of the treasure hunt.

The story behind these vintage Highland Park High School Letterman Jackets is fascinating and sad. Mr. Reynolds was captain of the football and track team while a member of the class of 1953 at HPHS. But in 1951, tragedy struck, according to his Dallas Morning News obituary. “At 16, Reynolds was at a high school football banquet, where he was to receive an award, when he was pulled away and informed that his father, who had been en route from Austin to attend, had been killed in an auto accident.”

His son Scott said he became the man of the house and stayed close to home attending college at SMU to help take care of his mother and young siblings. Reynolds’ father was George T. Reynolds Jr., a Dallas architect who designed several architecturally significant homes in the 30s.

Complete listing from Dallas Estate Sellers:

Men’s Clothing

A HANDSOME assortment this week… get your vintage classic look here! Great names Polo, Rain Forest, Bobby Jones, Daniel Taylor, Greif, Hickey Freeman, Ermenegildo Zegna, Jos A. Bank, Wrangler and more, a handful of shoes and boots. Names like Cole Haan, Justin and Lucchese (Size 10ish).. A TON of great and fun finds for the men.

Women’s Clothing

A FUN assortment this week.. vintage to newer pieces! Great names Jackie O!, Max Mara, J Crew, Ronald Amey, Bill Blass, Bobbie Brooks, Cottilion, Oscar De La Renta, Bergdorf Goodman, Givenchy, Armani, Chicos, Zara, Jovani, Tori Richard, Tara Jarmon, Lula Kate, Lynn Lugo, H & M, Banana Republic, Cato, and more (sizes M/L).. a handful of shoes from Coach, Paloma, Bandilino, Varda, Enzo Angiolini, Joan & David and Charles David to name a few (Sizes 8-10ish).. A TON of great and fun finds for the ladies!! Come check them out this weekend with us!


An assortment of Sterling and Costume Jewelry, Carol Henry Necklace, Vintage Bergere Earrings, unique Brooches, J Crew necklace, Vintage Blanca Narrings, Joan Rivers, Geneva Cuff Watches, Victoria Wick Cuff Watches, assorted Vintage Lures, Goose and Duck Callers, Petri 3 Tele-Lens set, Hunting Blades and a Calvary Sword. A handsome selection of vintage lighters from Zippo, Clinton, an IMCO XXX jr., a Ronsom Senator & Gem, Rowenta and Dunhill Service lighters.


Primitive furniture, decor and accessories.. gate leg tables, claw footed break fronts to buffets and gold gilt chairs..
Several furniture pieces to choose from.. hall tables, end tables, armoires, TONS of lamps and framed artwork..
Duncan Phyfe, Queen Anne to French Provincial and Empire styles of furniture.. even a pair of Louis XVI chairs!
Pine, White washed to Shabby Chic furniture pieces..


Great china sets from Johnson Brothers ‘Bonjour’, Noritake ‘Fleur Gold’, Royal Worcester ‘Elysian’, Warwick ‘Old Abbey’, Franciscan ‘Desert Rose’ and ‘Ivy’, Vernonware ‘Gingham’, Metlox ‘Poppy Trail’, Lu-Ray ‘Pastels’, Rosenthal ‘Lotus Azure’, Continental China ‘Script’ and many others..


‘Byron Nelson Golf Classic’ by Donald Mitchell; ‘Comfort and the Cat’ (1902) by Wallace Nutting; ‘Quail Country’ by Les Kouba; ‘Shipping off the Coast’ by Henry Redmore; Henri Dupre; Beverly Carrick, Carl J. Smith and many others


Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Furniture (Woodard?) and some newer..
TONS of patio planters, pots, terra cotta planters and patio decor..


Everyday textiles to bed and bath linens.. decorative pillows, towels and necessities..
Some vintage electronics and solid state stereo equipment..
Vintage cameras and accessories from Canon, Petri, Kodak, Imperial and Agfa Karat..
Some seasonal decor, elfa storage solutions to chemicals and cleaning necessities.

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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