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How Historic Preservation and the Film Industry Could Help Economic Recovery

By Karen Eubank / May 21, 2020 / 2 Comments

When you think of the term historic preservation, unfortunately the city of Dallas is not top of mind. Dallas is generally regarded as the Oz of the Southwest. Tall, shiny new buildings seem to sprout up every time you turn around. However, this gleaming city has continually been sought out for television series, commercials, and […]

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Dallas Author and Preservationist Teaches Fort Worth Realtors About Architecture

By Seth Fowler / December 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

Do you know why white stucco was so important to architects for new homes after World War II?  What negative effect did the Federal Housing Administration have on the design of homes?  What was one of the inspirations for the ranch home?  How did owners of a Victorian home show they had a certain amount of […]

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Virginia McAlester Takes a Dallas Swiss Avenue Home Tour to the New York Times

By Candy Evans / December 29, 2013 / 2 Comments

This is a must-read, perfect story to bring us out of our holiday rest: Dallas founder and past president of Preservation Dallas Virginia Savage McAlester takes the world on a tour of her 96 year old Swiss Avenue home located in the 5700 block of Swiss. She is also the author of  “A Field Guide to American […]

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