Preservation Achievement Awards

Celebrate Historic Oak Cliff Living with this Winnetka Heights Craftsman Bungalow

By Leah Shafer / October 19, 2017 / 1 Comment
Celebrate Historic Oak Cliff Living with this Winnetka Heights Craftsman Bungalow | CandysDirt.com

If you come across the residential handiwork of award-winning preservation contractor Ron Siebler, take note! This talented craftsman has long history of the highest quality restorations of historic homes in North Texas.  It shows in our Thursday Three Hundred at 315 S. Windomere Ave., a 1913 Winnetka Heights Craftsman bungalow with recent renovations by Siebler and huge overall appeal.  […]

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Ticket Giveaway: 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards on May 31

By Leah Shafer / May 22, 2017 / 8 Comments
Preservation Achievement Awards

After 16 years of vacancy and being listed on local, state, and national endangered lists, The Statler is one of Dallas’ biggest preservation success stories. It was recently recognized as such by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. So it’s totally appropriate that the 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards will be held here next week, with keynote […]

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Ronald Siebler Is Preservation ‘Man of the Hour,’ Recipient of Prestigious Award

By Leah Shafer / May 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

The preservation man of the hour seems to be Ronald Siebler, a talented craftsman and preservation advocate with a long history of the highest quality work. At the 2016 Preservation Achievement Awards from Preservation Dallas, he received the prestigious Craftsman Award, and was part of four other award-winning projects, a rare event. “You’re lucky to get one […]

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Nominate Outstanding Historic Preservation Projects for 17th Annual Dallas Awards

By Leah Shafer / February 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

When you drive or walk down Swiss Avenue in Dallas, it’s hard to believe that this area full of stately, handsome homes was dilapidated just 40 years ago. Cars were jacked up on properties and screens hung off windows, with the many mansions in total disrepair or abandoned. This was just before the creation of the Swiss […]

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Swiss Avenue Historic District ‘Blazed a Trail’ for Future Dallas Preservation Efforts

By Leah Shafer / April 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

In the late 1960s and 1970s, the preservation climate in Dallas was almost nonexistent. Historic buildings were routinely razed on a whim and the city lost quite a few prominent structures, like the Commonwealth National Bank in 1969, the Melba Theater around 1971, the Southland Hotel in 1971, and the Hotel Jefferson in 1975. The Swiss Avenue area, now one […]

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