Dallas Historic Properties

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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Alamo Drafthouse Courting Lakewood Theater, Parking Issues Plague Negotiations

By Leah Shafer / May 11, 2015 / 5 Comments

As we reported in January, the now-empty Lakewood Theater has an interested suitor, the Alamo Drafthouse, and negotiations are quite a ways along now. Property co-owners Craig Kinney and Bill Willingham of Willingham-Rutledge talked to multiple restaurants and businesses that could fill the historic space in various incarnations, located at 1825 Abrams Pkwy. in East Dallas. […]

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Top 5 Affordable Downtown Dallas Studio Rentals Sizzle in Super-Hot Market

By Leah Shafer / February 12, 2015 / 22 Comments

Ashley D. Stanley has positioned herself to be the go-to expert locator for downtown Dallas apartment rentals. She’s a real estate broker and owner of Ashley’s Apartments, an apartment locator service specializing in downtown and nearby areas. Stanley lives, works, and plays in downtown, and considers herself one of its biggest fans. “I live at […]

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Lakewood Theater Future Still Uncertain, But Alamo Drafthouse Interested in Space

By Leah Shafer / January 21, 2015 / 1 Comment

The lease for the current tenants of Lakewood Theater is over at the end of January, and it’s anybody’s guess what will happen to the beloved East Dallas landmark, but there are confirmed rumors of interest by Alamo Drafthouse. As we reported last November with our story Lakewood Theater Makeover Concerns Preservationists, Neighbors, property co-owners […]

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Lakewood Theater Makeover Concerns Preservationists, Neighbors

By Leah Shafer / November 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

The Lakewood Theater has stood as a colorful and beloved East Dallas landmark in Lakewood Shopping Center since its 1938 opening. So recent news reported by Nancy Nichols at D Magazine that the theater, located at 1825 Abrams Parkway, will be getting new tenants and a new look next year has preservationists and neighbors concerned. This is […]

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100 Years Later, Christine Loh’s Swiss Avenue Mansion is Ready To Celebrate

By Joanna England / May 6, 2014 / 0 Comments

Swiss Avenue is full of wonderful properties that have so much history and life to them. They have more character in one square foot than many Dallas homes have throughout. Homes on Swiss Avenue are the antithesis of the zero-lot-line McMansions you see in the suburbs (not that there’s anything wrong with that!), and they […]

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