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A Fitting Tribute to Virginia Savage McAlester

By Karen Eubank / September 17, 2020 / 5 Comments

Virginia Savage McAlester was legendary in the historic preservation of our city. Without her, there would be no Swiss Avenue Historic District. There would be no Historic Preservation League resulting in the birth of Preservation Dallas. And Realtors would have no idea how to describe their historic listings without Virginia’s A Field Guide to American […]

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This Updated Historic Tudor Revival Comes Complete With a New Rookwood Fireplace

By Karen Eubank / September 10, 2020 / 2 Comments

There is something about a historic Tudor. Owners hang onto them as long as they can. That’s why this charming beauty in the Swiss Avenue Historic District has belonged to only five families in 97 years. As you’ve seen me write, many times, it’s a testament to a home’s livability when it seldom changes owners.  […]

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Talulah & Hess: The Best Neighborhood Store in Dallas

By Karen Eubank / September 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

I’m going to let you in on one of my secret sources, Talulah & Hess. This is a fantastic neighborhood one-stop shopping experience. Whether you need a great gift, a perfect piece of furniture, incredible new artwork, or flowers and champagne, this is your go-to store. A word of warning, however — once inside, you […]

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A Sears Modern Home is Loved Back to Life

By Karen Eubank / February 11, 2020 / 8 Comments

This Sears Modern Home is an excellent example of why historic preservation is important, rewarding, and yes — fun.

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Why Do You Love Your Historic Neighborhood?

By Karen Eubank / December 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Why do you love your neighborhood? That’s the question my lovely editor Joanna England asked me recently. It got me to thinking about what draws us to our ‘hoods and what keeps us there. It’s an especially important question when you have chosen to live in a conservation or historic district. So, I thought it […]

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Take a Peek at this Peak’s Suburban Addition Queen Anne Victorian

By Karen Eubank / September 17, 2019 / 3 Comments

You know a home is special when Preservation Dallas deems it worthy of an award. This Queen Anne Victorian home in the Peak’s Suburban Addition neighborhood of Old East Dallas is one of the winners of the 20th annual Preservation Achievement Awards this year. However, Dallas is the real winner. Preserving Dallas homes is an […]

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