Swiss Avenue

Turning Back the Holiday Clock on Swiss Avenue: The Lantern Walk

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / December 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Hank Tatum  Special Contributor The Swiss Avenue Historic District continues to be one of the most popular residential neighborhoods for home buyers in search of homes reflecting Dallas’ rich traditions and colorful past. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the imposing mansions that still stand along the tree-lined boulevard of Swiss Avenue. And […]

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An Updated Classic from a Bygone Era on Swiss Avenue Hits the Market

By Jon Anderson / March 14, 2018 / 3 Comments

I don’t write a lot about single family homes. So it’s gotta be good when I do. The word that jumps out about 5105 Swiss Ave. is “original.” For a home built in 1924, that’s an important word. (By the way, I used the evening picture above because of the obvious drama, but it’s winter […]

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Aldredge House Special Use Permit Amended, Approved by Dallas City Council

By Candy Evans / January 24, 2018 / 1 Comment
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Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston flexed his mighty negotiation skills and made peace for the folks who live on Swiss Avenue and the Dallas County Medical Alliance, owners of Aldredge House. As you know, it’s been quite a tussle. The neighbors contested the continued use of the house for meetings and programs. The Dallas County […]

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WFAA-TV’s Report on Aldredge House Tonight May Have Been Fake News

By Candy Evans / January 23, 2018 / 1 Comment
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I was just alerted to the story WFAA-TV’s Tanya Eiserer ran on the 5 pm news this evening depicting a recent supposedly “noisy music wedding” at Aldredge House. It came on the personal Facebook page of Dallas Observer reporter Jim Schutze. Here’s the thing: Schutze was at the wedding. Eiserer said that “loud parties continue […]

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Aldredge House: Board of Adjustment Denies W/O Prejudice Request for “Nonconforming Use” On Swiss Avenue, But Where ARE the Red Panties?

By Candy Evans / October 22, 2015 / 1 Comment

I had a personal stake in this dog fight, as I have mentioned before: I’m a proud member of the Dallas County Medical Alliance and I do not want us (the DCMA Foundation) to lose Aldredge House. Never ever. It’s a beautiful home, one of the few open historic homes left in town, and it […]

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Aldredge House: The Power of Video, Bad Employees, and Big Closets

By Candy Evans / October 21, 2015 / 4 Comments

Update: Precious Jo North, friend and fellow Alliance member, tells me that we made a lot more than $30,000 on the home tour. Co-chair Sandi Ciarochi and the team brought in $112,000, the second highest fund raiser in DCMSA history! (I just don’t have a head for numbers.) The Prescription Texas Luncheon with then-Governor Rick […]

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