North Texas Giving Day is just around the corner!
North Texas Giving Day
is just around the corner!
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#BeTheGood on #NTxGivingDay:
Donate to Preservation Dallas through the North Texas Giving Day website starting on September 1

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Nominations for
2021 Most Endangered
Places List
Due September 3
Do you know of a threatened or endangered historic place in Dallas? If so, nominate it for the 2021 list of the Most Endangered Historic Places in Dallas. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, September 3. The new list of the Most Endangered Places in Dallas will be announced this fall.

Remembering Black Dallas
A Freedman Town Talk &
Presentation of Dallas County
with Dr George Keaton, Jr.
Founder and Executive Director of Remembering Black Dallas, Inc.

Saturday 18 September 7:15 PM CST

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of this not-to-be-missed event.
No Facebook account is required to stream the talk. Simply click to watch!
Nuestro Oak Cliff

September 16 to October 16
Latino Cultural Center

In partnership with the Latino Cultural Center, the Dallas Mexican American Historical League will present the photography exhibit Nuestro Oak Cliff, illustrating the neighborhood’s transition throughout its history.

From its predominantly white residents in the 1910s to 1950s, Oak Cliff began to transition during the 1950s-60s as Mexican Americans, African Americans and Native Americans moved in. School desegregation further changed Oak Cliff. Today, Oak Cliff is transitioning again as gentrification takes root.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Corporate Partner Highlight
GFF is a distinguished multi-disciplinary design firm based in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin with a record of success that began with their founding in 1982. Today the GFF team of 135 talented professionals offers architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture services throughout the US. In recent years they have been honored to receive numerous awards including the Texas Society of Architects 2019 Architecture Firm Award, as well as nine Preservation Achievement Awards from Preservation Dallas. GFF’s projects span a broad range of building types including work for institutional, corporate and real estate clients.

Committed to the value of historic buildings as a cultural resource, GFF has more than thirty years experience in preserving, restoring and rehabilitating historic buildings, whether enhancing an existing use or adapting to new functions and incorporating today’s technology.

Notable past projects include the rehabilitation of Dealey Plaza, Old Parkland Hospital, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Wheatland UMC, Perkins Chapel at SMU, Robert Carr Chapel at TCU, and the Food & Fiber and Embarcadero buildings in Fair Park.

As the leader of GFF’s preservation practice, Principal-in-Charge Jonathan Rollins has been an active participant in all of the preservation, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse projects completed by GFF. Jon previously served two terms on the Board of Trustees for Preservation Dallas.

Project Architect Morgan Harrison who holds a Masters Degree in Architecture with a Certificate in Historic Preservation from Texas A&M University currently serves on the Preservation Dallas Board of Trustees and was previously the chair of the Preservation Dallas Young Professionals group.
Has your online research hit a brick wall?
Exciting news for those that would like to research in person again! Now that the public libraries are open again, patron are able to schedule an appointment to do research in the Dallas History and Archives. Appointments will be required and you can set one up by emailing to start the process. They will send you information on how to make the appointment, preparing for your visit, what to expect with your appointment, and a form to fill out. For more information on the library openings go here.

You may also submit reserach requests online if you don't want to go into the library just yet. To do that, use the same email above and send in your research request with the information you are looking for and they will get back to you.
A special thank you to the following contributors
to the Tribute Fund to date
Clementine Adams & Virginia Adams
Serra Akboy Ilk
Amy Aldredge
Ellen Amirkhan/Oriental Rug Cleaning Company
Jim Anderson & Sara Bloch
Ann Bagley
Caroline Giles Banks
Debra Barrios
Suzanne Bartolucci
Zaida Basora
Beth & Rick Bentley
Bernbaum/Magadini Architects
Kathryne S. Bishop
Larry E. Boerder
Tom & Virginia Bonifield
Steven Lee Bourn
Bill & Jody Bowers
Chris Bowers & Veronica Cuadra
Kelly & Scott Bradley
Marie & Pete Brookhart
Sandy Brothers & Mike Holub
John Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Bumpas
Joe Buskuhl
Dealey Campbell
Roger L. Carroll
Karen Casey
Cal & Clare Buie Chaney
Jane Chapman
Scott Chase
Steve Clicque
Gary C. Coffman
Philip & Melissa Crew
Kyle Crews
Michelle & Peter Darby
Barbara Davidson
Carrie Davis
Bess Dickson
Jan Doherty
Sharon Dorsey
Angela Downes
CJ Early
Maureen Eason
Harryette Ehrhardt
Nicky DeFreece Emery
Jean, Nate & Daniel Eudaly
Chaitan & Courtney Fahnestock
Laura Freeland
Ross & Lois Finkelman
Friends of the Aldredge House
Wilson & Betty Fuqua
Woodrow & Susan Gandy
Monty Garretson
Ann Gaspari
Mary Geisler
Sam & Shannon Gilliland
Lester Godwin
Peggy Lubben Gould
Erin Granberry
Mike & Debbie Gray
Suzi & Jack Greenman
Mary & Clifford Grum
Elizabeth Gunby
Lynn Hamilton
Joanna & John Hampton
Dr. & Mrs. Phillip Hansen
Jason & Alisha Harper
The Harvard Club of Dallas
Michael V. Hazel
Bill & Debby Heathcott
RuLan Hebeler
Martha Heimberg
Katy Ehrhardt Henderson
Philip C. Henderson
Barry Henry
LaRue Howell Henry
Dealey Hendon
Sydney S. Hicks
Katherine Homan
Kaki Hopkins
Daniel Huerta & Steven Park
Carl Hunermund & Kara Murphy
Debora Hunter
Carl & Claire Janak
Alfredo & Margaret Jimenez
John E. Johnson
Dr. & Mrs. R. Ellwood Jones
Teresa Musgrove Judd
Christopher & Katie Kelsey
Paula Lambert
Gary Lawler
Ann Addyman Lawrence
Veletta Forsythe Lill
Julie Lowenberg
Susie Lowry
Steve Lucy
Kay Lunceford
David G. Luther, Jr.
Jay & Virginia Macaulay
Alfred Martinez & James Prothro
Elizabeth Mast
Pauline Mayfield
Keven McAlester
Arch C. McColl, III
Nancy T. McCoy
JoAnne McCullough
Linda McFarland
Judy McMillen
Patricia & Robert Meckfessel
Mark & Sheri Miller
Norma Minnis & Gary Gray
Josephine Mitchell
Linda Mitchell
Anna Mod
Evelyn Montgomery
Carol D. Morse
John & Anne Mullen
Kara Murphy
Mary & Weldon Nash
Michelle Nichols
Laura Noe
Mike Northrup
Beth Offutt
Glenn & Larry Offutt
Marcel Quimby
Alicia Quintans
Dan Patterson
Ann Piper
Katherine Power
David Preziosi
Melissa Prycer
Terri M. Raith
Skikha & Ganesh Raj
Ralph M. Randall
Linda Rayes
C. Angelique Reagor
Paul & Leigh Richter
Paul & Joan Ridley
Carol Roark
Lisa Ricci Rofsky
Debby & Kevin Rogers
Lorie & Keith Routh
Janice Salmon Interiors LLC
Rene R. Schmidt
Steven Schuyler
Cynthia Scofield
Scovell Family Foundation
Diane & John Scovell
Katherine D. Seale
Mrs. William Seale
Belinda Senevey & Adele Malpert
Nancy Shelton
SHM Architects
Mrs. George A. Shutt
Danelle Smith
Gary Smith
Suzanne Naomi Smith
Linda Solomon
Carolyn Speed
Tricia Stammberger
Susanne Starling
JIm Stone
Mary K. Suhm
Summerlee Foundation
Glenna Taite
Amy Talkington & Robbie Adams
CM "Carty" Talkington
Olive Talley
Halden Tally
Richard E. Thacker
Patrick Thuemmel
Shawn & Cheryl Todd
Julie Travis
Molly Van Ort
Eloise Vellucci
Fen & Sharman Vesecky
Lynn Vogt
Liz Wally
Joan & Alan Walne
Mike Warren
Evy Kay Washburne
John C. Weber
Chad West for Dallas
Bonnie Wheeler
Shirley Whitfield
Marsue & Bill Williams
Willis & Jan Winters
J. Mark Wolf
Mattias Wolf & Dorothy Buckley
Janel Broussard Wood
Certificate of Appropriateness Fees – The City is looking to institute new fees for the filing of Certificate of Appropriateness applications which will go before the Landmark Commission for approval. The fee would not apply to routine maintenance requests reviewed by staff. The fees were briefed to the Landmark Commission this month and they have been included in the proposed city budget for which hearings are currently being held. A virtual public meeting was held by the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) on August 9 to discuss the fees with over 50 people attending and voicing their opposition to the fee. Before that meeting on August 8, Preservation Dallas hosted a meeting with Historic District representatives to discuss the proposed fees with those attending from Swiss Avenue, Junius Heights, Munger Place, Peaks Addition, South Boulevard/Park Row, Wheatley Place, Lake Cliff and Winnetka Heights. Click here to read about the fees.

Reverchon Ballfield The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department has hired DSGN to put together a scope of work for the restoration of the ballfield and grandstands. DSGN is working with several consultants on the project including preservation architect Marcel Quimby. Preservation Dallas has been attending stakeholder group meetings this summer. Several options for the restoration and modernization of the ballfield have been proposed and there will be a public meeting to review the proposals on Saturday, August 28 from 4-5 p.m. at the Reverchon Rec Center. There are also virtual meetings on September 2 and 7, both at 5:00 p.m. To register for the virtual meetings, go to to sign up for a link. 
Director's Letter
David Preziosi
The dog days of summer are here and I hope that everyone is getting through them as best they can. And you can always stay nice and cool inside and enjoy our Summer Sizzlers series! Irene has done an excellent job as always of compiling amazing sessions this year, with three more to go. Be sure to catch the remaining three coming up! I also would like to thank McCoy Collaborative for being the sponsor for Summer Sizzlers this year. We greatly appreciate their support of the series!

As we near the end of the summer we are also gearing up for fall and we are very excited to bring back the tour this fall! It will be a little different this year and we hope that everyone will enjoy it. With COVID numbers still an issue, we decided that the best course of action would be to have an outdoor tour. Since we still wanted to focus on some aspect of Dallas history we thought a stellar idea of a tour that would feature some of our amazing historic cemeteries in Dallas. We haven’t had a tour of cemeteries on this scale before and are looking forward to showcasing some great ones this year.

Now that Donovan has returned to Dallas and part time to Preservation Dallas, he is back to his familiar role of working on the tour, which is one of his specialties. He has put together a stellar committee to help organize and assist with the tour preparations. We are looking at five tour stops across Dallas with self-guided tours of each cemetery and information provided about each, including highlights of the markers or areas of each one not to miss. We are also planning some demonstrations in the McCree Cemetery, the one that we have been working on for several years now, such as repair and marker cleaning. The tour will be held on our usual date of the last Saturday of October, which just happens to be Halloween weekend. Make sure to save the date for this exciting new tour!

Enjoy the last bit of summer everyone and try to stay cool in this heat!
Summer Sizzlers
Traveling Texas Roads: The Legacy of Roadside Parks
August 31
Roadside parks have provided travelers with a place to stretch their legs and picnic for many years. Thanks to the work of a young immigrant from the Netherlands, the Texas Highway Department pioneered the look and use of Texas’ roadsides. Join us as we listen to Renee Benn, Sandra Chipley, and Jason Dupree, all with TxDOT, to learn about the status of these roadside parks, the history of the young landscape architect, and how you can be a part of TxDOT’s historic preservation process.
Summer Sizzler
The Farnsworth House: Past, Present & Future
September 7
The Farnsworth House, designed by Mies van der Rohe, was built in 1951 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth. The 2200 sq ft glass and steel pavilion was built on a river floodplain west of Chicago and launched Mies’s American career. In 1971, the home was purchased by Peter Palumbo, who restored and enriched the property with a world-class collection of modern sculpture, removed prior to his selling the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2003. Since 2018, a new and broader mission and vision have been emerging, rooted in the property’s history as a rural retreat and center for creativity and wellness. Join us as Farnsworth’s Executive Director, Scott Mehaffey, describes the revitalization of the Farnsworth House, a National Historic Landmark that attracts nearly 12,000 visitors per year and continues to influence modern architectural design.
Summer Sizzlers
The Rockwall Rock Wall
September 14
Mark Russo will be sharing the smallest County in Texas biggest mystery — the Rock Wall. Is it Natural? Is it Man-made? Is it made by something Super-natural? Mark is a 17-year resident of Rockwall County, currently serves on the Rockwall County Historical Commission, and is Past President of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation.
The 2021 Summer Sizzlers series
is sponsored by
Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture InTown Outing
September 18
Save the Date for the return of the InTown Outings in September! The first one will be the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture so that everyone can see it one last time before it closes down so that it can relocate to accommodate the building being converted into the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. More information to come!
Historic House Specialist seminar
September 29 & 30
Become an authority of historic Dallas neighborhoods! This popular seminar includes lectures from local experts on architectural history and styles of Dallas, historic and conservation district designations, sustainability, how to research the history of a building, and more! Participants receive a copy of Virginia McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses and a complimentary one year Individual membership to Preservation Dallas. 
Fall Cemetery Tour
October 30
Save the Date for our Fall Tour! This year the tour will feature several of the incredible historic cemeteries around Dallas for attendees to tour and learn about their history and markers.

Photo by Glenn Johnson
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Please Welcome our New Members!
Chris Edgemon

Preservationist II
Bil B Ingraham & Brad McCormick
Tish Key

Preservationist I
Sharon Daggett
Christina Smith

Young Professionals
Jessica Marchese
Thank you to the following members for renewing!
Lea Bauman
Beth & Rick Bentley
Nicolas Brooks
Clare Carona
Michael Cheever
Richard & Jan Doherty
Adrienne Dominguez
Karen Edgemon
Veletta Forsythe Lill
David & Carole Harper
Julia King
Connie Coit Kitchens
Linda Mitchell
Kelly Mitchell & Sean Garman
Mia Ovcina
Irene Pena
Nancy Quelland
Alicia Quintans
David Schmidt
Ellen G Soward
Claudia Worme
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Funding has been provided to Preservation Dallas from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by Preservation Dallas does not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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