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Dallas Heritage Village Executive Director: ‘Maintenance Is Not Sexy’

By Bethany Erickson / September 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Last week, the Dallas Heritage Village announced that it was closing the Blum House indefinitely until it could be repaired and rehabbed, causing a flurry of questions — and rumors — about the organization and the state of the Blum House and the other structures at the Old City Park that comprise the museum. We sat down […]

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Dallas Heritage Village Closes Blum House Due to Ongoing Decay

By Bethany Erickson / September 22, 2019 / 2 Comments

The Blum House has suffered ongoing deferred maintenance, Dallas Heritage Village says It will cost around $650,000 to repair and restore it, according to estimates Preservationists and history buffs awoke Saturday to alarming news — The Blum House, which sits at the Dallas Heritage Village in Old City Park — was being closed to the public indefinitely […]

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After Arduous Election Season, Johnson Emerges as Victor in Mayor’s Race

By Bethany Erickson / June 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

It was contentious, a lot. In fact, at one point almost anyone remotely affiliated with a Scott Griggs supporter was blocked by mayoral candidate Eric Johnson on social media. But in the end, he not only unblocked everyone, according to his campaign, but he also won a fairly combative race to become Dallas’ next mayor. […]

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The Question Nobody (Except Us) Is Asking Candidates

By Bethany Erickson / June 2, 2019 / 3 Comments
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Nobody (at least, media-wise) is asking, but we did. And from the candidates who responded to our questionnaires we sent out a few months ago, we know where many of them stand on an ordinance that is allowing the slow death-by-demolition of one of the country’s few remaining intact Freedman’s towns — the Tenth Street […]

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Positive News, For Once, in Tenth Street Historic District

By Bethany Erickson / May 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Although the demolitions continue unabated in the centuries-old Freedmen’s town, residents in the Tenth Street Historic District got at least a little bit of good news Thursday morning as they gathered in one of the many vacant — yet freshly mowed — lots for an announcement. It’s an area that hasn’t seen a lot of great […]

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Sixteen Dallas Neighborhood Projects Receive City Funding

By Bethany Erickson / March 25, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Which Dallas neighborhoods will receive grant dollars for community projects? What is holding many back from becoming homeowners in Dallas? We’ll look at that, plus see news on Opendoor’s newest round of funding and how it impacts North Texas in this week’s roundup of real estate news. Sixteen Dallas Neighborhood Projects Receive City Funding Sixteen […]

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