Historic Real Estate

Formidable Four Square on College Avenue in Historic Ryan Place

By Eric Prokesh / July 26, 2019 / 0 Comments
College Avenue

The Sandidge-Walker House at 2420 College Avenue was built by cattleman George Sandidge, who only lived in it for four years. Legendary Will Rogers was a frequent guest. The next owner was Dr. Gussie Walker, who had served as Fort Worth’s City Health Officer. In 1954 it became the rectory for the nearby St. John’s […]

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Celebrate Historic Architecture at Waxahachie’s Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes

By Deb R. Brimer / May 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Few North Texas cities have preserved their historical heritage more than Waxahachie. Though history buffs and architectural junkies flock to the city year-round to get an outward glimpse of its treasured structures, the annual Gingerbread Trail Tour gives visitors a chance to step back in time and step into select homes and buildings for an […]

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Historically Sensitive Remodel of The Castle House Bucks Trends For Character, Charm

By Joanna England / March 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

The inaugural Cochran Heights Home Tour made us fall in love with this neighborhood, which is full-to-bursting with adorable, quirky Charles Dilbeck designs. This year, deepen your affection for this East Dallas nabe on April 6, and get to know a whole new crop of homes, both Dilbeck and not! This year, CandysDirt.com was lucky […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Winnetka Heights is Dallas’ Second-Largest Historic District

By Joanna England / February 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Deb R. Brimer Contributing Writer Winnetka Heights has the look and feel of a modern Rockwell-esque painting. Today’s canvas reveals stunning historic style, native North Oak Cliff beauty, and the vibrancy of a culturally diverse, urban neighborhood. But the picture wasn’t always pretty. Some people make history. Others preserve it. According to the Winnetka […]

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Cochran Heights Launches Second Home Tour Featuring The Castle House

By Joanna England / February 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Cochran Heights is a wonderfully quirky, charmingly historic, centrally located neighborhood full of beautiful homes. It’s just the alchemy a neighborhood needs to put on a fantastic home tour, and we’re lucky enough to get the second-ever Cochran Heights Home Tour this April 6. The tour, which runs from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, […]

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Long-Awaited Redevelopment of Ambassador Hotel May Finally Start

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / February 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Deb R. Brimer Redeveloper Jim Lake can write a book about red tape. Another year has come and gone since Jim Lake Companies (JLC) purchased the historic Ambassador Hotel in 2015 to redevelop into chic apartments, and the only visible sign of progress is that the once-grand 115-year-old landmark just got another year older. According […]

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