Historic neighborhoods

Fairmount Craftsman Shows Historic Neighborhoods and Newer Homes Can Coexist

By Seth Fowler / November 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you’ve ever had to deal with a designated historic neighborhood, you’ll know that they can be a very tricky situation. In my past life of working for new home builders, I’ve gone round and round with historic neighborhoods, and we just agree to disagree.  Crack houses and tinderboxes have very little historic value.  However, […]

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The Question Nobody (Except Us) Is Asking Candidates

By Bethany Erickson / June 2, 2019 / 3 Comments
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Nobody (at least, media-wise) is asking, but we did. And from the candidates who responded to our questionnaires we sent out a few months ago, we know where many of them stand on an ordinance that is allowing the slow death-by-demolition of one of the country’s few remaining intact Freedman’s towns — the Tenth Street […]

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Positive News, For Once, in Tenth Street Historic District

By Bethany Erickson / May 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Although the demolitions continue unabated in the centuries-old Freedmen’s town, residents in the Tenth Street Historic District got at least a little bit of good news Thursday morning as they gathered in one of the many vacant — yet freshly mowed — lots for an announcement. It’s an area that hasn’t seen a lot of great […]

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Tenth Street Lawsuit: Dallas Has “History of Enforcing Segregation” By Ordinance

By Bethany Erickson / February 24, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Editor’s Note: Preserving the historic neighborhoods that have shaped Dallas should be a priority. But despite historic district designations, Black neighborhoods that were home to Dallasites before, during, and after redlining are seeing a troubling amount of demolitions of homes that, residents insist, would be saved if in other historic districts — predominately white historic […]

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A Candlelight Christmas in Ryan Place: December 3 – 4

By Seth Fowler / November 29, 2016 / 1 Comment

Every city in America has one. You know it when you see it.  Whether it’s the architecture, location, or landscape, there is always a street in the city that is simply magical.  In Fort Worth the most magical and inspiring street is Elizabeth Boulevard. The main artery of the Ryan Place neighborhood, “in 1979 Elizabeth Boulevard joined […]

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