Aldredge House

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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Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour Features Aldredge House Speaker Series

By Deb R. Brimer / May 7, 2019 / 1 Comment

During this year’s Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour, the Aldredge House – the Grand Dame of the Swiss Avenue Historic District – will open its doors at 5500 Swiss Avenue and host a free and open to the public speaker series sponsored by Friends of Aldredge House. Slated for Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, […]

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Junius Heights Home Tour Highlights Neighborhood’s Rich History

By Candy's Dirt / October 26, 2018 / 0 Comments
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The 180 acres that make up the Junius Heights Historic District are rife with brick and mortar exemplars of Dallas history — and its annual home tour is always popular because of that. This year’s tour, which will be held next weekend, is no exception. The tour will boast two homes that are on the National […]

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Opinion: Future of Aldredge House Decided at Wednesday’s Dallas City Council Meeting!

By Candy Evans / January 23, 2018 / 7 Comments
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A public hearing will be held at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, January 24, in the afternoon on the proposed PD and SUP for the Aldredge House, located on Swiss Avenue in the Swiss Avenue Historic District. The PD and SUP are a bit too restrictive, and we are asking for community support to make them more reasonable.

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Nominations Due for Preservation Dallas’ 2016 Endangered Places List

By Leah Shafer / July 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

We live in a city rich with historically significant homes and buildings. But all too often, they see the wrecking ball instead of preservation and protection. With so many of our Dallas historic structures having uncertain futures, Preservation Dallas creates an annual Most Endangered Historic Paces List to call the public’s attention to sites that are too meaningful for […]

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Tired of Teardowns, Preservationists Form Fund to Buy Up Historic Properties at Risk

By Joanna England / January 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

Back in the 1970s, Munger Heights was a seedy neighborhood full of rent-by-the-room boarding houses and dilapidated old homes desperate to be shored up should they catch a stiff breeze. Homeowners and activists saw the area for what it was — full of potential — and created a revolving fund to buy the homes at […]

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