Preservation Dallas

A Fitting Tribute to Virginia Savage McAlester

By Karen Eubank / September 17, 2020 / 5 Comments

Virginia Savage McAlester was legendary in the historic preservation of our city. Without her, there would be no Swiss Avenue Historic District. There would be no Historic Preservation League resulting in the birth of Preservation Dallas. And Realtors would have no idea how to describe their historic listings without Virginia’s A Field Guide to American […]

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The Vision: Keeping an Eye on Historic Preservation

By Karen Eubank / September 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dallas is finally getting The Vision! We now have an Office of Historic Preservation at the City of Dallas and that is encouraging for so many reasons. I’m excited because adaptive reuse is bound to become a more prominent reason to save our historic buildings. Preserving iconic Dallas buildings like The Statler Hotel, The Old […]

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Preservation Dallas Summer Sizzler Series Starts Tonight!

By Karen Eubank / August 18, 2020 / 1 Comment

Preservation Dallas has launched their 2020 Summer Sizzlers season with a wide variety of virtual lectures each week until the end of September. If you think this is just about beautiful old homes, think again. Preservation Dallas pulls out the stops every season with their Summer Sizzler lectures, offering insights into everything from ugly architecture […]

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Discover The Art Deco Wonderland of Dallas’ Fair Park on July 30

By Karen Eubank / July 29, 2020 / 2 Comments

Preservation Dallas is presenting their first-ever virtual program tomorrow entitled “Art Deco Architecture in Fair Park,” and it’s a can’t-miss event for anyone who loves history, Dallas, and art. This program is important on multiple levels, not the least of which is the program’s virtual aspect. Our recent unexpected and collective fast-forward into video technology […]

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Will the Tenth Street Grant Save the Neighborhood?

By Karen Eubank / July 23, 2020 / 4 Comments

David Preziosi, the Executive Director of Preservation Dallas sent me an email last week about Tenth Street. It filled my heart with hope. “I received some great news this morning! It was announced that Tenth Street has been approved for an African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. […]

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According to Preservation Dallas, Deep Ellum is in Danger

By Karen Eubank / July 16, 2020 / 1 Comment

Preservation Dallas just released the list of their 2020 Most Endangered Places in Dallas. Guess what is on the list? Our own Deep Ellum. That’s right — we could lose Deep Ellum. If that doesn’t alarm you, I worry about your soul, as well as your sanity. “Gentrification run amok” Drive to Deep Ellum and […]

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