Historic Preservation

A Fitting Tribute to Virginia Savage McAlester

By Karen Eubank / September 17, 2020 / 3 Comments

Virginia Savage McAlester was legendary in the historic preservation of our city. Without her, there would be no Swiss Avenue Historic District. There would be no Historic Preservation League resulting in the birth of Preservation Dallas. And Realtors would have no idea how to describe their historic listings without Virginia’s A Field Guide to American […]

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This Updated Historic Tudor Revival Comes Complete With a New Rookwood Fireplace

By Karen Eubank / September 10, 2020 / 2 Comments

There is something about a historic Tudor. Owners hang onto them as long as they can. That’s why this charming beauty in the Swiss Avenue Historic District has belonged to only five families in 97 years. As you’ve seen me write, many times, it’s a testament to a home’s livability when it seldom changes owners.  […]

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The Vision: Keeping an Eye on Historic Preservation

By Karen Eubank / September 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dallas is finally getting The Vision! We now have an Office of Historic Preservation at the City of Dallas and that is encouraging for so many reasons. I’m excited because adaptive reuse is bound to become a more prominent reason to save our historic buildings. Preserving iconic Dallas buildings like The Statler Hotel, The Old […]

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A Bertram Hill Swiss Avenue Estate is Finally for Sale!

By Karen Eubank / August 27, 2020 / 2 Comments

Once, in a while, a great Swiss Avenue estate hits the market. When I say great, I mean the pedigree is as good as it gets. This Swiss Avenue estate was built in 1924, by Dines and Kraft and designed by architect Bertram Hill. If you love Dallas homes and their history, you might be […]

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Preservation Dallas Summer Sizzler Series Starts Tonight!

By Karen Eubank / August 18, 2020 / 1 Comment

Preservation Dallas has launched their 2020 Summer Sizzlers season with a wide variety of virtual lectures each week until the end of September. If you think this is just about beautiful old homes, think again. Preservation Dallas pulls out the stops every season with their Summer Sizzler lectures, offering insights into everything from ugly architecture […]

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A Beautifully Updated Rare Dines and Kraft Tudor

By Karen Eubank / August 13, 2020 / 1 Comment

I’ve always been captivated by this Dines and Kraft Tudor. It’s exactly what comes to mind for most of us when we think of Lakewood. These homes are becoming rare because few people understand how to update them properly and still retain the original characteristics. Fortunately, this one has been lovingly updated with no historic […]

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