Preservation Dallas

It’s Time for the 2021 Historic Preservation Nominations!

By Karen Eubank / January 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

If you love historic homes and buildings as much as we do, please note that January 29 is the deadline to nominate a project for the 2021 Historic Preservation awards. Nominations are being accepted for the following: Rehabilitation or Adaptive Use of a residential historic building Rehabilitation or Adaptive Use of a commercial, institutional, or […]

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Webinar: Learn More About The Fair Park Comprehensive Development Plan Update

By Karen Eubank / January 6, 2021 / 0 Comments

Fair Park is one of the most important historic sites in Dallas, primarily due to prominent architect George Dahl who oversaw the planning and construction of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition here. As much as it’s known for stunning Art Deco statues and buildings, and the State Fair of Texas, it has always been a park and […]

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David Preziosi: The Struggle to Save Historic Homes is Real

By Contributor / December 17, 2020 / 4 Comments

David Preziosi, FAICPExecutive Director, Preservation Dallas It has always been a struggle in Dallas and the Park Cities to save historic homes from the wrecking ball. We have lost so much over the years and continue to do so because historic properties face incredible pressure, from property valuations to a desire for increased density.  The […]

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Historic Tax Exemption Program on Dallas City Council Agenda This Week

By Joanna England / November 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

When a historic building undergoes renovation, it’s an expensive process that can take years. As a way to preserve Dallas’ historic built environment, the City of Dallas began offering a tax exemption in 1993. The exemption, which is managed by the Office of Historic Preservation, helps owners completing rehabilitation projects to historic properties that are […]

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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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