preservation

On a Tight Deadline, Crew Moves Historic Bishop Arts House to West Dallas

By Amanda Popken / January 19, 2017 / 1 Comment

The landscape of  the Bishop Arts District is changing quickly — tiny historic Craftsman homes by the dozens are being razed for apartment complexes, half-million dollar condos, and five-story mixed-use developments going up. One developer, once demonized by the community for their rudimentary design out of the gate, just won major Brownie points with the help of Rogers Jr. House […]

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Amanda Popken: Fate of Fair Park Hangs in the Balance Thursday

By Amanda Popken / August 3, 2016 / 5 Comments

[Editor’s Note: We’re hosting a robust conversation about the future of Fair Park here on CandysDirt.com ahead of the 8:30 a.m., Aug. 4 City of Dallas Park Board meeting that could help decide the iconic landmark’s fate.] UPDATE: We have the entire agenda, including the unabridged version of the Walt Humann proposal for managing Fair […]

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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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Encore Park Brings the Music Back to Historic Art Deco Building in Downtown

By Leah Shafer / August 29, 2015 / 1 Comment

You probably never noticed the boarded-up tan brick building near Park and Young streets in downtown Dallas. It sat abandoned for two decades, its sidewalks littered with trash and walls vandalized with graffiti. But behind the grime and neglect, there was a story of intersecting histories waiting to be told. This Art Deco structure, called 508 Park, […]

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Alamo Drafthouse Courting Lakewood Theater, Parking Issues Plague Negotiations

By Leah Shafer / May 11, 2015 / 5 Comments

As we reported in January, the now-empty Lakewood Theater has an interested suitor, the Alamo Drafthouse, and negotiations are quite a ways along now. Property co-owners Craig Kinney and Bill Willingham of Willingham-Rutledge talked to multiple restaurants and businesses that could fill the historic space in various incarnations, located at 1825 Abrams Pkwy. in East Dallas. […]

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Lakewood Theater Future Still Uncertain, But Alamo Drafthouse Interested in Space

By Leah Shafer / January 21, 2015 / 1 Comment

The lease for the current tenants of Lakewood Theater is over at the end of January, and it’s anybody’s guess what will happen to the beloved East Dallas landmark, but there are confirmed rumors of interest by Alamo Drafthouse. As we reported last November with our story Lakewood Theater Makeover Concerns Preservationists, Neighbors, property co-owners […]

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