Historic Dallas Neighborhoods

The Future of Dallas Walkability is Found in The Past

By Jon Anderson / May 28, 2020 / 5 Comments

If Dallas wants to build a walkable urbanscape of connected neighborhoods they can’t look to the future because the answers are in the past. Listening to developers and politicians, I’m struck by how many see walkability as something new and almost futuristic. I guess that happens when your observed memory only includes the automobile era. […]

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Don’t Miss the 46th Annual Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour

By Deb R. Brimer / April 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Annual Swiss Avenue Historic District Home Tour – commonly called the Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour – is the matriarch of all home tours in Dallas, and rightly so. Swiss Avenue Historic District (SAHD) was Dallas’ first historic district, and Swiss Avenue was the city’s earliest grand neighborhood. In addition to its designation as […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: What’s in a Name For L.O. Daniel?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / February 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Deb R. Brimer Special Contributor The L.O. Daniel neighborhood is every bit as noteworthy as its legendary namesake. Lark Owen Daniel may not be a household name today, but he left his footprint in North Oak Cliff and the downtown Dallas business world. Daniel moved to the area from Waxahachie in 1890, according to […]

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Classic, Updated Craftsman in Sought-After Vickery Place

By Joanna England / June 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Homes in historic Dallas neighborhoods are selling like hotcakes, mostly for the reason they were preserved in the first place: character. These areas fit a human scale that has long since been rendered incompatible with modernity, but still, that comfortable nostalgia makes them all the more desirable.  And while East Dallas is already phenomenally popular, […]

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