David Preziosi

Ronald Siebler Is Preservation ‘Man of the Hour,’ Recipient of Prestigious Award

By Leah Shafer / May 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

The preservation man of the hour seems to be Ronald Siebler, a talented craftsman and preservation advocate with a long history of the highest quality work. At the 2016 Preservation Achievement Awards from Preservation Dallas, he received the prestigious Craftsman Award, and was part of four other award-winning projects, a rare event. “You’re lucky to get one […]

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National Preservation Month Focuses on Historic Dallas with Slate of Public Events

By Leah Shafer / March 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

Preservationists in Dallas have had plenty of opportunities to get outraged in the past few years as building after building of historic significance have faced the wrecking ball and lost. These treasures are gone forever, and this rash of destruction has inspired a reinvigorated, community-wide focus on preserving the older structures that make up part of Dallas’ vibrant and rich cultural […]

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Swiss Avenue Historic District ‘Blazed a Trail’ for Future Dallas Preservation Efforts

By Leah Shafer / April 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

In the late 1960s and 1970s, the preservation climate in Dallas was almost nonexistent. Historic buildings were routinely razed on a whim and the city lost quite a few prominent structures, like the Commonwealth National Bank in 1969, the Melba Theater around 1971, the Southland Hotel in 1971, and the Hotel Jefferson in 1975. The Swiss Avenue area, now one […]

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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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