Historic Preservation

A Rare Historic River Crest Italian Renaissance Villa

By Karen Eubank / November 19, 2020 / 2 Comments

If you are moving to Fort Worth, this Italian Renaissance villa is the house you want, and River Crest is the neighborhood. Period. End of story. Call the Realtor. Now. When we say this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it is. River Crest is not a neighborhood people leave willingly. It’s one where you pass your […]

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The Demise of the Dal-Tile House

By Karen Eubank / November 12, 2020 / 10 Comments

When we got the news the iconic Dal-Tile house had been demolished last week, a heavy sigh went up around CandysDirt.com and with resignation, we cranked up “Another One Bites the Dust.” This scenario is becoming all too common these days. It’s an architectural, historical, and cultural tragedy. I reached out to our friend David […]

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Historic Tax Exemption Program on Dallas City Council Agenda This Week

By Joanna England / November 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

When a historic building undergoes renovation, it’s an expensive process that can take years. As a way to preserve Dallas’ historic built environment, the City of Dallas began offering a tax exemption in 1993. The exemption, which is managed by the Office of Historic Preservation, helps owners completing rehabilitation projects to historic properties that are […]

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Preservation Dallas Receives a Prestigious National Award

By Karen Eubank / November 5, 2020 / 1 Comment

Preservation Dallas recently received The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Trustees’ Award of Organizational Excellence. To be recognized on a national level is an enormous accomplishment. The Trustees’ Award for Organizational Excellence recognizes a nonprofit organization, large or small, that has demonstrated sustained and superlative achievement in historic preservation.  It’s a testament to the fact […]

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A Flawless Highland Park Historic Federal

By Karen Eubank / October 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Why are we drawn to homes like this flawless historic Federal? It’s simple. Historic architecture resonates on a profoundly organic level because it’s so familiar. Architects have always looked to classic European architecture for inspiration. The Federal style evolved from Georgian architecture, which was the dominant style of the English colonies. It is originally derived […]

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A State-Thomas Prairie Gets a Magnificent Makeover

By Karen Eubank / October 15, 2020 / 1 Comment

Vision is a curious thing. You either have it or you don’t. If you do, it translates across the board whether you are an artist, a designer, a CEO, or all three — as is the case of Scott Siers. To say it took vision to transform this State-Thomas Prairie is an understatement. But vision […]

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