Dallas Historic Conservation

Delayed Demolition Overlays: Dallas’ Long Goodbye to Historic Properties

By Jon Anderson / February 21, 2018 / 5 Comments

Last (stormy) night I attended the only community meeting to discuss the planned Delayed Demolition Overlay that is essentially bordered by the Tollway, Highland Park, Haskell, and Matilda.  The East Dallas-Oak Lawn DDO would be Dallas’ third. This third proposed DDO covers some 15,000 parcels of land. Between this and the downtown DDO, much of […]

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Eagle Ford School, Attended by The Infamous Bonnie Parker, is One Step Closer to Landmark Status

By Amanda Popken / February 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

On Monday, preservationists launched the process of designating the Eagle Ford School building as a historic landmark. If you’ve driven down Chalk Hill Road just south of Interstate 30, you may have wondered about the rather small, oddly out-of-place concrete building, brightly colored with lavish details at the entry. Above the front entrance is inscribed […]

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Nominate Outstanding Historic Preservation Projects for 17th Annual Dallas Awards

By Leah Shafer / February 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

When you drive or walk down Swiss Avenue in Dallas, it’s hard to believe that this area full of stately, handsome homes was dilapidated just 40 years ago. Cars were jacked up on properties and screens hung off windows, with the many mansions in total disrepair or abandoned. This was just before the creation of the Swiss […]

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Encore Park Brings the Music Back to Historic Art Deco Building in Downtown

By Leah Shafer / August 29, 2015 / 1 Comment

You probably never noticed the boarded-up tan brick building near Park and Young streets in downtown Dallas. It sat abandoned for two decades, its sidewalks littered with trash and walls vandalized with graffiti. But behind the grime and neglect, there was a story of intersecting histories waiting to be told. This Art Deco structure, called 508 Park, […]

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Light Up Your Real Estate Portfolio: Historic North Oak Cliff DP&L Building on Market for $1.6M

By Joanna England / July 29, 2015 / 3 Comments

    By Katrina Whatley Special Contributor Dallas is fortunate to have plethora of housing styles. You want something by a contemporary architect? We have many innovative, world-class examples. Want a charming 1920s Tudor or a Craftsman bungalow? We have several neighborhoods with beautiful offerings — both large and small — from Swiss Avenue to […]

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Heaven in the Heights — Perfectly Restored Tudor Will Steal Your Heart

By Karen Eubank / July 17, 2015 / 0 Comments

There’s a little neighborhood nestled between Gaston and Abrams called Munger Place Heights, and the moment you wander in you’ll find a slice of heaven. Trees arch over the streets to intertwine, lawns are perfectly manicured, everyone hangs out on the front porch, and the neighbors not only know your name but they know your […]

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