Historic Preservation

Demolished in Dallas: Panel Explores the City’s Most Pressing Preservation Issues

By Leah Shafer / May 8, 2017 / 0 Comments
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If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve noticed the destruction of many Dallas historic buildings over the past several years. From the Bud Oglesby-designed home at 10300 Straight Ln. and the Trammell Crow Estate to the razing of an entire block of century-old buildings in downtown Dallas as part of the Joule’s expansion plans, it’s been brutal. And it’s […]

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Statement From Texas A&M University on Why They are Elbowing Out the Elbow Room

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / July 28, 2016 / 6 Comments

by Cody Neathery Special Contributor Texas A&M University has released a statement explaining why they may be seeking eminent domain (as a last resort) to elbow out The Elbow Room: to protect the taxpayers of Texas and help eliminate the shortage of dental care providers in the state… yeah, there is a shortage, they say: […]

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Death of the Dallas Dive: The Elbow Room Biting the Dust to Make Room for Dental School?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / July 27, 2016 / 7 Comments

By Cody Neathery Special Contributor Another beloved Dallas dive bar in an historic East Dallas building could be on the edge of extinction. An East Dallas favorite, The Elbow Room, sits in the path of a bulldozer meant to make room for a new dental school owned by Texas A&M University. Like a tough warrior […]

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Preservation Success Story: Modernist Jacotte House for Sale in Lakewood

By Leah Shafer / March 2, 2016 / 1 Comment

Ten years ago, Catherine Horsey fell in love with a house. Having spent seven years at the helm of Preservation Dallas, and recently returned to Dallas to work on the sustainable neighborhood Urban Reserve, Horsey saw an article on the house at 3216 Jacotte Cir. and was immediately smitten. This home is significant in Dallas because […]

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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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Historic Home Tour and Luncheon in Ennis Tomorrow — I Have Your Wednesday All Planned With Historic House Candy!

By Candy Evans / May 13, 2014 / 0 Comments

If you love Swiss Avenue, you will absolutely adore Ennis, Texas, just 30 minutes south of Dallas. You need to get down there tomorrow for an unprecedented home tour and luncheon featuring the most historical homes in Ennis listed by some tip top Dallas agents: Eric Holmes, Joe Kobell, and Lauria Mah. These three have […]

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