Historic Preservation

A Historic Storybook Tudor Full of Surprises

By Karen Eubank / May 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

This classic Hollywood Heights historic storybook Tudor offers the best of both worlds. Those of us who value preservation also want to live in a home that has been updated. And now we want even more from our homes. We want them to multi-task for us, and boy does this home do that — and […]

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The Mayor’s House Gets a New Life

By Karen Eubank / May 7, 2020 / 2 Comments

Our series on the Preservation Dallas 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards continues this week with a 1910 American Four-Square home at 635 N. Zang Boulevard in Oak Cliff. It has been dubbed The Mayor’s House, and sometime this summer will open as a restaurant. The name of the home stems from the fact that Dallas Mayor […]

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The Sharrock Niblo Barn is a Preservationists Dream

By Karen Eubank / April 30, 2020 / 4 Comments

Our series on the 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards presented by Preservation Dallas continues this week with the Sharrock Niblo barn. Historic preservation is not just about restoring homes or repurposing office buildings. It’s also about preserving original pioneer structures like the Sharrock Niblo barn. This is one of the most important aspects of preservation because […]

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The Gaston Wins a 2020 Preservation Achievement Award

By Karen Eubank / April 23, 2020 / 3 Comments

Our continuing series on the 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards presented by Preservation Dallas highlights The Gaston today. The story of The Gaston is inspirational because it is a house that has indeed come full circle. The two-story historic home at 4802 Gaston Avenue began life in 1906 as a single-family residence. In 1925 a young […]

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Virginia Savage McAlester: Preservationist, Author, and Activist

By Karen Eubank / April 16, 2020 / 2 Comments

Dallas lost a reluctant icon last week. Preservationist Virginia Savage McAlester gracefully and patiently educated, not just Dallas, but also the nation about the importance of preserving historic architecture. I like to think she passed with the knowledge that she made a difference — because she did. Virginia would hate being called an icon, which […]

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Lakewood Theater Wins Big Again In Preservation Achievement Awards

By Karen Eubank / April 9, 2020 / 1 Comment

The winners of the 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards from Preservation Dallas were announced recently, and there’s one especially important recipient — the Lakewood Theater. These awards are significant because they highlight contributions not only to residential and commercial projects but also to individuals and organizations. Seventeen projects received awards this year. I’m going to highlight […]

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