Mark Lamster

Will Oak Lawn Committee Help Right Decades of Neglect to Dallas’ Only Public Frank Lloyd Wright?

By Jon Anderson / May 2, 2018 / 1 Comment

Last night’s Oak Lawn Committee meeting was different. There was no developer wanting to build a 500-unit apartment building in a teacup. There was only a neighbor seeking support for a worthy cause. Preservation architect Ann Abernathy spoke to the OLC about a conservancy group’s masterplan for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater that […]

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Preservation Dallas Honors Frank Welch With Architectural Tour

By Contributor / October 18, 2017 / 1 Comment

By Donovan Westover Special Contributor We are honored to attribute an entire Preservation Dallas home tour to Frank Welch on October 28.  I was fortunate to meet Frank many many moons ago and develop an alliance with him, as everybody in his life did.  What’s not to like?  He was intriguing, he did not pass […]

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Making Fair Park Work: Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Addresses Historic Amenity

By Leah Shafer / January 20, 2016 / 2 Comments

One of the architectural gems in Dallas is Fair Park, a 277-acre recreational and educational complex southeast of downtown Dallas. It is home to many George Dahl-designed Art Deco buildings constructed for the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936, and is registered as a Dallas Landmark and National Historic Landmark. But this park, home to the Texas State Fair each […]

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Mark Lamster Gives CD a Nice Nod on the DMN Arts Blog

By Candy Evans / August 20, 2015 / 1 Comment

He writes, of course, of the sad fate that is to befall 10330 Strait Lane, the “modern gem” designed by “Enslie” Bud Oglesby that we discovered is headed for a beheading, then a chop-down by bulldozer, with its final resting place to be some landfill in Lewisville. Hard to imagine Oglesby’s work meeting such a […]

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Preservation Task Force Aims to Protect Historic Buildings With 9 Recommendations

By Leah Shafer / April 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

  Last September, the Dallas preservation community let out a collective gasp as an entire block of century-old buildings was demolished by Headington Companies as part of the Joule’s expansion plans. Because of the way historic preservation is handled in Dallas, there was no time to discuss alternatives with the bulldozers or the company that […]

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Tour the Top Midcentury Modern Homes in Big D This Weekend With Preservation Dallas

By Joanna England / October 24, 2013 / 2 Comments

Don’t have plans for Saturday? Now you do. Why? Because you’re going to the Preservation Dallas Fall Home Tour sponsored by Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s featuring eight of the most amazing Midcentury Modern homes in Dallas. Better get started early, too, because you don’t want to miss the breakfast reception and panel discussion with Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark […]

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