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Dallas Landmark Commission Seeks Volunteers for Landmark Historic District Task Force

By Heather Hunter / October 11, 2019 / 1 Comment

If you get tickled by a Tudor, find your verve in a Victorian, or go cuckoo for a Colonial, we have the perfect gig for you! Dallas Landmark Commission is looking for volunteers for its Landmark Historic District Task Forces. Sounds very official, right? No word on whether it comes with a badge but, fingers […]

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Landmark Bella Villa Apartment Complex Lives Up to its Name – Again

By Deb R. Brimer / June 25, 2019 / 1 Comment

In Italian, Bella Villa means “beautiful villa.” In Vickery Place, Bella Villa means a stunning, newly preserved neighborhood landmark that’s living up to its name a second time. Bella Villa is a prime example that preserving history often takes a village. The circa 1926 complex was not only the sole multi-family building in Vickery Place, […]

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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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Seats Still Available for May 19 Park Cities Historic Preservation Society Luncheon Featuring Katherine Seale

By Joanna England / May 17, 2016 / 0 Comments
Katherine Seale

One of Dallas’ great advocates for historic preservation is slated to speak at the fifth annual Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society(PCHPS) Distinguished Speaker Luncheon on Thursday, May 19. Katherine Seale, an architectural historian and preservationist in Dallas who was executive director of Preservation Dallas from 2007 until 2011, currently serves as Mayor Mike Rawlings’ appointee and […]

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Will Dallas Inner City Growth, Urban Infill Change Our City for Better Or Worse?

By Leah Shafer / February 29, 2016 / 2 Comments

Dallas is experiencing phenomenal inner city growth. Neighborhoods like Oak Cliff, the Trinity River Corridor, Deep Ellum, Ross Avenue, and the Design District are seeing urban infill like never before, showing up in all scales and types. These changes are remaking the city and opening up new opportunities for residents and businesses alike. But when we look […]

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Commission Votes to Start Landmark Process For Lakewood Theater

By Joanna England / September 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

It was a packed house today at Dallas City Hall as the Landmark Commission opened the floor to discuss designating the Lakewood Theater as a historic landmark. Just months ago, Lakewood Theater owners Craig Kinney and Bill Willingham courted Alamo Drafthouse as a tenant for the property, but when problems over parking kept the pair […]

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