Architecturally Significant Dallas

Hollywood Heights Iconic Drunk Brick Four Square Colonial Revival

By Karen Eubank / May 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

I’ve walked my dogs by this house at 1006 Clermont Street in Hollywood Heights for well over 20 years and always wondered about the brick mason that was in charge of the project. Was he wildly creative, or perhaps drunk on the job? That led me to do a ton of research trying to figure out […]

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History Revealed as Demolition Begins on Dahl-Designed University Park Chase Bank

By Jon Anderson / July 20, 2017 / 5 Comments

In 1930, the Hillcrest State Bank was formed. Doing well, as banks do, by 1938 they were able to open a George Dahl-designed location on Hillcrest Avenue between Daniel and Haynie avenues. In 1981, Hillcrest State Bank changed its name to Texas Commerce Bank.  In 1998, the name was changed again to Chase Bank of […]

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Don’t Forget Our CandysDirt.com Staff Party THIS WEEK at the Vaughn House!

By Candy Evans / July 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

There is something about this house that just touches my soul. Maybe it’s that the man who built the home, Grady Vaughn, was the founder of the Dallas Petroleum Club, and he died just about the time I was born. Maybe it’s the parties that were thrown here in the 1950’s and 1960’s, with Hollywood […]

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O’Neil Ford Highland Park Masterpiece Goes to Auction with Heritage Auctions Luxury Real Estate

By Candy Evans / August 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

We have written about 3756 Armstrong Avenue, one of the most architecturally significant homes ever built in Dallas. Located on the delicious juncture of two magnificent Highland Park streets, Armstrong and Overhill, the home was a commissioned private residence for Jack and Nancy Penson, highly loved Dallas philanthropists. Mr. and Mrs. Penson’s names are on […]

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Goff’s Hamburgers Fire Destroys Office of Famed Dallas Architect Wilson Fuqua

By Candy Evans / August 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

We are all mourning the loss of Goff’s Hamburgers in University Park, located in a charming, circa 1924 brick building at 6401 Hillcrest Avenue, corner Hillcrest and McFarland, near Southern Methodist University. Though no longer owned by iconic hamburger king Harvey Goff, everyone has grabbed a burger there at some point. Harvey Goff ran the […]

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The Grady Vaughn House on South Dentwood Drive Hits Market: Priceless

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / July 26, 2016 / 8 Comments

By Donovan Westover Special Contributor A crowning Dallas midcentury modern jewel, the Grady Vaughn house — family residence of the late Dallas developer Allan Zidell since 1971 — has hit the market. It is one of the most significant midcentury masterpieces not just in Dallas, but in the country. Built like a fortress with maple […]

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