Neighborhoods

The Only Map You Need – What’s Your ‘Hood?

By Cassie Evans, J.D. / July 31, 2014 / 2 Comments

I just came across something that gave me a great chuckle…so I thought I’d be generous and share. Judgmental Maps posted a descriptive map of Dallas, which may render Google maps obsolete now. Turns out, I live with the Preservationist Zealots, which is pretty much on target. If I hear from one more neighbor that […]

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Look Alive, Preston Hollow: Police Are Searching for a Red-Headed Man in a Gray Nissan

By Joanna England / June 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

This just in from Officer Mark Andrew Lutz of Dallas Police Department’s North Central Division: Please assist DPD in locating a person of interest The following incident occurred 06/02/14 at about 2 p.m. in the Preston/Royal area: A teenage girl was walking in the 10800 Block of Camellia Lane when a 2009 Nissan Altima (or similar style […]

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The Side-Effects of Gentrification: Should Urban Pioneers Feel Threatened When Living in The 'Hood Goes Mainstream

By Joanna England / January 14, 2014 / 2 Comments

Candy and I have been discussing this very interesting long-form story from BuzzFeed about a man who bought a home in Detroit’s Poletown neighborhood for $500 when he was 23 years old. Since then, protesters, investors, and CEOs have bought up property throughout Detroit’s devastated neighborhoods, demolishing buildings and shrinking the city’s footprint.

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The Side-Effects of Gentrification: Should Urban Pioneers Feel Threatened When Living in The ‘Hood Goes Mainstream

By Joanna England / January 14, 2014 / 1 Comment

Candy and I have been discussing this very interesting long-form story from BuzzFeed about a man who bought a home in Detroit’s Poletown neighborhood for $500 when he was 23 years old. Since then, protesters, investors, and CEOs have bought up property throughout Detroit’s devastated neighborhoods, demolishing buildings and shrinking the city’s footprint.

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Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Home Tour Features Wide Variety of Architecture

By Marc Lee / September 16, 2013 / 6 Comments

The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League has announced the locations for its 2013 home tour, which benefits neighborhoods and nonprofits in the district. The tour is one of the oldest of its kind in the city. This year, from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13, visitors can view 12 homes from seven […]

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History Has Its Place: ‘Lost Dallas’ Author Mark Doty Weighs in on 10 Nonesuch And The Case for Preservation

By Joanna England / August 1, 2013 / 8 Comments

Why is preservation important? That’s a question that can be answered differently depending on where you live, what you do, and your personal taste. To me, I think preserving historic architecture allows a city a shared sense of history, as well as a barrier from becoming homogenous.

For Mark Doty, a staff member with the city of Dallas Historic Preservation office and author of Lost Dallas, a city’s past is written in its streets and buildings, its neighborhoods and its public spaces. They stand as everyday monuments to the people who lived and worked within them every day.

Doty took some time out of his very busy schedule to share his thoughts on the significance of 10 Nonesuch Road, the famed estate of retail magnate Stanley Marcus, and how the Lovvorn family’s work can serve as an example of how preservation isn’t a fixed equation. Jump to read more …

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