With campaign pins, hand-written notes, magazines, and even a bottle of Jacqueline Kennedy signature perfume from the 1960 campaign, Dean William Rudoy’s collection of Kennedy-related memorabilia is diverse. If you’ve wanted to own a pen John F. Kennedy once used to sign legislation, or perhaps a shoehorn from when he was in the Senate, you […]Read More
When you think about Midcentury Modern architecture, some defining features often pop up. According to Mark Meckfessel, FAIA, here are some common characteristics found in Midcentury Modern design: Floor plans tended to be more open, with less separation among living, dining and family areas. Large, continuous expanses of windows broke down traditional notions of “inside” and “outside”. Roofs tended to […]Read More
When it was built in 1957, 3525 Turtle Creek was the tallest and most luxurious condo building in Dallas. Today it’s just as historic, having entertained celebrities, dignitaries, and politicians alike. Well, if you’re wanting to live the Midcentury Modern lifestyle — glam, sleek interiors with some atomic-age touches — then this unit is […]Read More
Sure, it’s a little rough around the edges in some spots, especially with the curb appeal, but this 1963-built Midcentury Modern in Oak Cliff is a great house with some truly trademark 60s style. No further proof necessary than the almost-flat roof, the dual carport, and the half-brick facade. The home, which is at 2626 […]Read More
It’s hard to imagine, but in 1963 Walnut Hill Lane was the new frontier of building in Dallas. Nothing typifies the period more than 5333 Walnut Hill Lane. Built in 1963, this sprawling ranch has all the ingredients that consumers were groovin’ back in 1963: port-cocheres with pebble aggregate driveways and patios; brick walls in […]Read More
It seems as if people are coming out of the woodwork to offer their experiences and opinions on Dallas and how it relates to the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. What will prove frustrating to many Dallasites are the blatant generalizations made by these one-off columnists who’ve had only a glimpse of the city they are hot on critiquing.
Take, for instance, James Reston Jr.’s piece in Slate that serves as a journal of his tour through the city, following the footsteps of alleged JFK shooter Lee Harvey Oswald after the he fled the Texas School Book Depository in downtown’s West End and hopped a bus for Oak Cliff.Read More