Preservation Dallas

Proactive Preservation: The Last House Facing Lee Park Faces The Wrecking Ball With Only Last-Minute Outcry

By Joanna England / October 16, 2014 / 0 Comments

This situation is more akin to the Bill Murray masterpiece Groundhog Day than Dallas would like to admit. We walk along our favorite sidewalks on our regular routes in our neighborhood only to be confronted with a city notice that the structure we’ve come to know somewhat like a best friend is slated for demolition. Even […]

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FLASH GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Pair of Patron-Level Tickets to Preservation Dallas’ Spring Architectural Tour of State Thomas!

By Joanna England / April 9, 2014 / 9 Comments

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Preservation Dallas, we have TWO PAIRS of Patron-level tickets to give away to their amazing Spring Architectural Tour of the State Thomas District. This tour is almost certain to knock your socks off, with candy-colored Victorian homes, Edwardian cottages, and beautiful Italianate manses that are painstakingly preserved. Jump to […]

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How Dallas Real Estate Helped Karen Luter Become “The Man I Wanted to Marry”

By Cynthia Stine / January 8, 2013 / 0 Comments

For more than 40 years, Karen Luter of Allie Beth Allman & Associates has been blazing trails in Dallas real estate. She became a broker in 1982 and has been a consistent multimillion dollar producer ever since. She opened new territory in the luxury home market in Dallas, helped developers re-brand themselves for the high […]

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Always Wanted a Peek Inside 5310 Wateka? Tour This Greenway Parks Gem Tomorrow

By Joanna England / April 13, 2012 / 0 Comments

Preservation Dallas has done it again. Listen up, all of you Mid-Century Modernophiles: Cliff May’s award-winning 1948 Pace Setter House design is on display tomorrow.

May, who was a bastion of modern design, sketched up this Greenway Parks abode that was custom built and owned by all of one person, which is almost as amazing as the home itself.

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Mark Doty Wants to Save Dallas’ History, One Old, Forgotten Building at a Time

By Joanna England / April 13, 2012 / 0 Comments

Mark Doty is a treasure trove of information. He seems to know the history of Dallas’ architecture backwards and forwards, no small feet from a man who grew up in Abilene.

Doty, who works as a senior planner and historic preservation officer for the city of Dallas, has compiled an impressive collection of photos and facts surrounding some of the dallas architecture that became casualties of progress. “Lost Dallas” is an excellent resource for amateur historians or people who love learning about Dallas’ past.

Of course, we wanted to find out more about Doty, a member of Preservation Dallas, and what made him want to write “Lost Dallas.”

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