Dallas History

A Dallas Legend in a Precarious Bankruptcy: Neiman Marcus

By Eric Prokesh / May 10, 2020 / 10 Comments
Neiman Marcus

I think we all hope, pray, and believe that Neiman Marcus will survive in some shape or form. For me and many others, Neiman Marcus was, or rather is, much more than a store. It had a profound influence in educating and shaping my taste from an early age. And the longer I reflect, the more […]

Read More

Step Into Dallas History: Architectural Walking Tours of Downtown Dallas

By Karen Eubank / November 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Architectural walking tours are something we generally participate in when we travel to Europe. Learning about the culture and history of a city from a local allows for a more exciting and intimate experience. It’s also a more enriching way to learn about a place than you’d get from a travel guide or, God […]

Read More

Dallas Heritage Village Executive Director: ‘Maintenance Is Not Sexy’

By Bethany Erickson / September 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Last week, the Dallas Heritage Village announced that it was closing the Blum House indefinitely until it could be repaired and rehabbed, causing a flurry of questions — and rumors — about the organization and the state of the Blum House and the other structures at the Old City Park that comprise the museum. We sat down […]

Read More

Dallas Heritage Village Closes Blum House Due to Ongoing Decay

By Bethany Erickson / September 22, 2019 / 2 Comments

The Blum House has suffered ongoing deferred maintenance, Dallas Heritage Village says It will cost around $650,000 to repair and restore it, according to estimates Preservationists and history buffs awoke Saturday to alarming news — The Blum House, which sits at the Dallas Heritage Village in Old City Park — was being closed to the public indefinitely […]

Read More

Historic Purse Building Activates Key Corner of West End

By Joanna England / January 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

The last time we told our readers about the re-do of the Historic Purse Building located at Elm and Record streets in downtown Dallas’ West End, Tanya Ragan and her firm, Wildcat Management, had just started the demolition process. Fast forward to yesterday, when Candy and I stopped into the Purse Building showroom to chat […]

Read More

“The Last, Best Chance,” Historic Tenth Street Tells Story of Freedmen

By Bethany Erickson / January 17, 2019 / 2 Comments

One of the only remaining intact Freedman’s Towns in the entire country, the Tenth Street Historic District in Oak Cliff’s importance to the community that still has roots there — as well as to the city — is something historians and preservationists feel they can’t stress enough. The folk and period homes within the district […]

Read More