Dallas Preservation

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 […]

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Mehrdad Moayedi Buying, Reviving Cabana Motor Hotel Where Beatles Stayed: Hotel, Pool, Bars

By Candy Evans / October 6, 2017 / 3 Comments

Mehrdad Moayedi is nearing the end of his three-year, $230 million renovation of the historic Statler Hilton in downtown Dallas. He bought the iconic hotel in 2014 with $46.5 million in TIF financing and has almost completed making it into a totally glam live-work-play-stay destination again. What does Mehrdad need now? Another project! And the […]

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Dallas Woman’s Forum Set to Raise The Roof with Skip Hollandsworth

By Bethany Erickson / September 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

It’s an aging beauty in need of some maintenance. But its long and storied place in Dallas history makes the Alexander Mansion worth continued efforts to preserve it, the group that has owned it since 1930 says. The mansion was built in 1904 and was first the home of C.H. Alexander — a hotelier (according […]

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Preservation Dallas Hosts Historic House Specialist Seminar March 2-3

By Heather Hunter / February 23, 2017 / 1 Comment

Calling all historic architecture lovers! Preservation Dallas is hosting the Historic House Specialist Seminar March 2-3 at the Wilson Carriage House. The seminar is open to everyone. So whether you’re in the real estate, construction or development industries or just a history hobbyist, this event is for you.

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On a Tight Deadline, Crew Moves Historic Bishop Arts House to West Dallas

By Amanda Popken / January 19, 2017 / 1 Comment

The landscape of  the Bishop Arts District is changing quickly — tiny historic Craftsman homes by the dozens are being razed for apartment complexes, half-million dollar condos, and five-story mixed-use developments going up. One developer, once demonized by the community for their rudimentary design out of the gate, just won major Brownie points with the help of Rogers Jr. House […]

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See Old Parkland With New Eyes During the Preservation Dallas Achievement Awards Tour on Saturday

By Joanna England / May 19, 2016 / 1 Comment

Ahead of this Saturday’s Preservation Dallas Architectural Tour, I’m counting down the days, featuring my favorites as we get closer to the event. Yesterday I chatted about the Parks Estate, an iconic East Dallas building that was carefully restored after it was converted to a YMCA in 1957. Today we look at Parkland Hospital and […]

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