Dallas Historic Neighborhoods

Rare Junius Heights ‘Airplane Bungalow’ Is Beautifully Updated Arts and Crafts

By Leah Shafer / May 21, 2015 / 5 Comments

The Junius Heights Historic District in Old East Dallas is home to the largest collection of Arts and Crafts/Craftsman-style houses in the southwestern United States. As Dallas’ largest historic neighborhood, Junius Heights is a treasure trove of handsome architectural designs, like the rare “airplane bungalow” at 722 N. Beacon St., our Thursday Three Hundred today. […]

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How Oak Cliff Neighbors Brought Back Their Streetcar

By Amanda Popken / April 28, 2015 / 0 Comments

  The story of a neighborhood’s resurgence is always unique, but chances are it begins with the work of a handful of dedicated residents. North Oak Cliff‘s recent redevelopment has been just short of dramatic — and this month’s opening of the OC Streetcar may be the most impactful development yet. It might appear to […]

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Historic Designation Protects Dallas Treasures from Demolition

By Leah Shafer / February 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

Dallas has a rich historic and architectural legacy, shown through buildings like the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff, DeGolyer House and Gardens in East Dallas, and the Eastside Warehouse District and State Thomas neighborhood in Uptown. But just because a building or neighborhood plays an important part in the story of Dallas doesn’t mean it’s protected […]

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For Contentious Canterbury Court Steps, Nothing’s Set in Stone

By Joanna England / November 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Rachel Stone at the Oak Cliff Advocate has an update on an unexpectedly contentious issue that has formed battle lines among Kessler Park residents: The steps between Canterbury Court and Edgefield Avenue. The stone walkway, which was installed by the original developers of Kessler Park, North Texas Trust Co., was part of a system of […]

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