preservation dallas

Nominations Due for Preservation Dallas’ 2016 Endangered Places List

By Leah Shafer / July 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

We live in a city rich with historically significant homes and buildings. But all too often, they see the wrecking ball instead of preservation and protection. With so many of our Dallas historic structures having uncertain futures, Preservation Dallas creates an annual Most Endangered Historic Paces List to call the public’s attention to sites that are too meaningful for […]

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Ronald Siebler Is Preservation ‘Man of the Hour,’ Recipient of Prestigious Award

By Leah Shafer / May 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

The preservation man of the hour seems to be Ronald Siebler, a talented craftsman and preservation advocate with a long history of the highest quality work. At the 2016 Preservation Achievement Awards from Preservation Dallas, he received the prestigious Craftsman Award, and was part of four other award-winning projects, a rare event. “You’re lucky to get one […]

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Nominate Outstanding Historic Preservation Projects for 17th Annual Dallas Awards

By Leah Shafer / February 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

When you drive or walk down Swiss Avenue in Dallas, it’s hard to believe that this area full of stately, handsome homes was dilapidated just 40 years ago. Cars were jacked up on properties and screens hung off windows, with the many mansions in total disrepair or abandoned. This was just before the creation of the Swiss […]

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Vintage Homes: Why Do We Not Take Better Care of Them?

By Candy Evans / January 13, 2016 / 3 Comments

Last weekend I watched the story unfold about an historic home down in The Cedars, one of Dallas oldest neighborhoods. It’s hard to imagine that in the 1800’s stately Victorian cottages and mansions with massive cedar trees — hence the name — lined the streets and housed the city’s moneyed in this neighborhood. Dallas was […]

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Preservation Alert: George Dahl-Designed Church in Oak Cliff in Danger of Being Demolished

By Candy Evans / December 17, 2015 / 2 Comments

The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League has added a beautiful Church building located at the corner of Kiest and Polk at 1010 West Kiest Blvd. (diagonally across from the Barbara Jordan Elementary School and across from the Kiest Polk Shopping Village) to its “Architecture at Risk” List. The Church building is architecturally and culturally significant. It was […]

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