Virginia McAlester

Historic Highland Park Neoclassical Mansion Designed by Hal Thomson

By Karen Eubank / March 19, 2018 / 1 Comment

We are over the moon with excitement because this gorgeous historic Highland Park neoclassical mansion at 3800 Beverly Drive is back on the market and was just listed by Compass Real Estate’s Jonathan Rosen. It’s one of our favorite homes in Dallas.

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Beautifully Updated Historic Craftsman on Bryan Parkway

By Karen Eubank / March 4, 2017 / 1 Comment

Every house has a story. Some are sad, some are funny, and then there are the love stories. Our Saturday Seven Hundred at 6015 Bryan Parkway is all about love. This historic Craftsman came close to just being a memory.

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Iconic Midcentury Modern Mayrath House Faces Tragic Teardown, Priced at Lot Value

By Leah Shafer / February 26, 2016 / 46 Comments

For all of its progress toward becoming a world-class city, Dallas still has a lot to learn about the value of historic architecture. We are tear-down happy. The list of demolished Dallas buildings with significant historic and architectural value would go on for pages. But here are a few recent examples: The 95-year-old red brick traditional […]

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Making Fair Park Work: Dallas Architecture Forum Panel Addresses Historic Amenity

By Leah Shafer / January 20, 2016 / 2 Comments

One of the architectural gems in Dallas is Fair Park, a 277-acre recreational and educational complex southeast of downtown Dallas. It is home to many George Dahl-designed Art Deco buildings constructed for the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936, and is registered as a Dallas Landmark and National Historic Landmark. But this park, home to the Texas State Fair each […]

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Tired of Teardowns, Preservationists Form Fund to Buy Up Historic Properties at Risk

By Joanna England / January 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

Back in the 1970s, Munger Heights was a seedy neighborhood full of rent-by-the-room boarding houses and dilapidated old homes desperate to be shored up should they catch a stiff breeze. Homeowners and activists saw the area for what it was — full of potential — and created a revolving fund to buy the homes at […]

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