reimagined spaces

What Do You Do With an Old Newspaper Building?

By Bethany Erickson / August 18, 2019 / 1 Comment

It’s been a month and a day since it was announced that Ray Washburne’s Charter DMN Holdings had purchased the former Dallas Morning News headquarters on Young Street.  Known by many as the “Rock of Truth” because of the words etched on the front, Washburne’s company purchased the campus for $28 million, paying $5.6 million […]

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What Should Be Done With an Old Shopping Mall?

By Bethany Erickson / July 28, 2019 / 1 Comment
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  We’ve talked before about what can be done with mothballed schools, and decommissioned churches. But the closure of Collin Creek Mall in Plano this week gave rise to another question: What could be done with an old mall? After all, many analysts believe the number of shuttered malls will only grow. “There are still […]

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Sacred Spaces: What Do You Do With an Empty Church?

By Bethany Erickson / May 19, 2019 / 1 Comment
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It all started in a Facebook group: Someone asked about the status of the now-dormant Oak Cliff United Methodist Church in a group devoted to Dallas history. “Anybody know what’s going on with this place?” the group member asked. “I’ve been driving by it daily on the way to my school and just watching it […]

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School’s Out, Forever: What Do You Do With a Mothballed Building?

By Bethany Erickson / May 5, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Three Dallas ISD schools — shuttered for years, are now up for sale, the district announced last month. It’s uncertain how much they’ll go for in the competitive, sealed bidding process, but one of the mothballed schools — Phillis Wheatley Elementary — is considered to be a historic site. That the three schools are up […]

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