Deb R. Brimer

The 20-20 Vision Behind All Things Wynnewood in Oak Cliff

By Deb R. Brimer / May 29, 2019 / 1 Comment

  By all accounts, life was a think tank for Angus Gilchrist Wynne, Jr., who surrounded himself with creative, like-minded individuals. Whether he was conceptualizing his iconic development of Six Flags Over Texas or the Wynnewood neighborhoods in Oak Cliff, he was a master at envisioning the marketable future. “He was an [inventive] entrepreneur who […]

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DIY Homeowners to Debut ‘New Do’ at Gingerbread Trail Home Tour

By Deb R. Brimer / May 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Sam and Laura Beth Anderson aren’t just one of five homeowners in the 51st Annual Gingerbread Trail Historic Home Tour in Waxahachie. They’re also historic renovation pros and preservation junkies who saved their home from becoming toothpicks and restored it to its original splendor. Though the circa 1920 Bungalow has lived many lives in nearly […]

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Lake Cliff: The Gateway to Oak Cliff Has a Colorful History

By Deb R. Brimer / May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lake Cliff may have the most colorful history of any neighborhood in Oak Cliff. It was once part of the original township of Oak Cliff that Dallas annexed in 1901, and it has been the gateway to Oak Cliff since the 19th century. Named after the small freshwater lake created by the exclusive Llewellyn Country […]

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Oak Cliff’s Kiestwood Neighborhood is Pure Midcentury Cool

By Deb R. Brimer / May 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

  If you long for a quiet, idyllic, Leave it to Beaver-style neighborhood, check out Kiestwood in Oak Cliff. Between hilly tree-lined streets, shaded front yards, and Midcentury upper-middle-class homes, you’ll expect to see Wally, the Beaver, and Eddie Haskell stroll down the sidewalk at any minute. Built from 1950 to 1965 during the post-war building […]

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Celebrate Historic Architecture at Waxahachie’s Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes

By Deb R. Brimer / May 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Few North Texas cities have preserved their historical heritage more than Waxahachie. Though history buffs and architectural junkies flock to the city year-round to get an outward glimpse of its treasured structures, the annual Gingerbread Trail Tour gives visitors a chance to step back in time and step into select homes and buildings for an […]

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Sunset Hill: From Oak Cliff Farm to Urban Charm

By Deb R. Brimer / May 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Sunset Hill Addition may have been the last thing John Merrifield wanted to crop up on his circa 1843 farm. A telling indication was the purchase he made of another 1,000 acres before his death in 1873, which helped prevent encroachment from the new Hord’s Ridge development near the farm’s eastern side. Nevertheless, progress […]

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