Don Williams

Fair Park Proposal Debate by African American Leadership Institute: The Video

By Candy Evans / September 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

It’s a bit long, 1 hour and 20 minutes to be exact, but this is the video you have all been waiting for. Full disclosure: it was provided by the Foundation for Community Empowerment, founded by Don Williams. A week ago last Saturday morning, a lively panel discussion about the Fair Park proposal took place […]

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Jon Anderson: Rawlings Railroads Humann Plan for Fair Park That’s Light on Accountability [UPDATED]

By Jon Anderson / August 3, 2016 / 3 Comments

[Editor’s Note: We’re hosting a robust conversation about the future of Fair Park here on CandysDirt.com ahead of the 8:30 a.m., Aug. 4 City of Dallas Park Board meeting that could help decide the iconic landmark’s fate. Earlier we had a post from Amanda Popken covering the Monday meeting at the Hall of State. Below, […]

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Making Fair Park Work: Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Addresses Historic Amenity

By Leah Shafer / January 20, 2016 / 2 Comments

One of the architectural gems in Dallas is Fair Park, a 277-acre recreational and educational complex southeast of downtown Dallas. It is home to many George Dahl-designed Art Deco buildings constructed for the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936, and is registered as a Dallas Landmark and National Historic Landmark. But this park, home to the Texas State Fair each […]

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Former Trammel Crow Exec J. McDonald Williams is Selling His $9.75M Bluffview Contemporary — OMG House P!

By Joanna England / April 11, 2013 / 18 Comments

You can tell when someone hasn’t spent much time in Dallas when they refer to our summers. They use words like “scorching,” “oppressive,” or some other generic term. In Curbed‘s case, they say that “a long lap pool also features plenty of seating for guests beleaguered by the hot Dallas summer,” in their write up […]

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