Historic Architecture

Dallas City Council to Decide on Tax Exemption for Knights of Pythias Rehab

By Joanna England / June 11, 2018 / 1 Comment

  For as long as I can remember, the Knights of Pythias building was a large painted gray mass of Beaux Arts architecture, hulking on the west end of Deep Ellum, boarded up and idle. When the historic rehabilitation began, it was wonderful to see the light gray paint give way to the gorgeous brick […]

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On SecondShelters.com: Historic Home Offers Income Potential in Corsicana

By Valerie Jarvie / August 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Why consider renovating an old house in Corsicana? The small town off of Interstate 45 between Dallas and Waco is familiar to some Dallasites, if only for the stigma-defying fruitcake at its Collin Street Bakery.  But recently, Corsicana has been enjoying quite a different sort of buzz — a downtown art center, 100 West, or […]

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This Saturday, Experience Corsicana, A Small Town Retreat from the Big D

By Amanda Popken / April 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

If you like the idea of having a home on the range but can’t imagine living in the middle of nowhere, you might take a look at Corsicana. The first oil boom town in Texas, it was founded in 1848 and by the early 1900s it was one of the top 10 cities in the nation with the most millionaires. It’s […]

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UPDATE: Voters Will Decide the Fate of Plano’s Historic Collinwood House

By Leah Shafer / August 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

We recently told you about the precarious situation of the historic Collinwood House. It is the oldest structure still standing in the city of Plano, and it faced demolition to make way for a recreational pavilion in a new park being built by the city. But after a community-based campaign to save this historically significant house, Plano […]

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Mayrath House Slated For Teardown, Midcentury Modern Lovers Can Pick Over The Bones This Weekend

By Joanna England / April 11, 2016 / 11 Comments
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Ahead of the demolition of iconic Mayrath house at 10707 Lennox Lane, midcentury modern lovers will be given the opportunity to pick over the bones of the Truett A. Bishop-designed home. Once lauded as one of the most innovative homes in the country, it will soon be razed to make room for a new build on the […]

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Iconic Midcentury Modern Mayrath House Faces Tragic Teardown, Priced at Lot Value

By Leah Shafer / February 26, 2016 / 46 Comments

For all of its progress toward becoming a world-class city, Dallas still has a lot to learn about the value of historic architecture. We are tear-down happy. The list of demolished Dallas buildings with significant historic and architectural value would go on for pages. But here are a few recent examples: The 95-year-old red brick traditional […]

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