Don't forget to reserve your spot for Summer Sizzlers!
Summer Sizzlers starts next week!
How do we preserve and protect public art?
What is your favorite roadside park?
What measures are being taken to preserve the Farnsworth House?

Join us as we explore these topics as well as many others!

Preservation Dallas is pleased to present the 2021 season of Summer Sizzlers – our popular series of educational lectures, offering insights into preservation topics, architecture and history. Once again the series will go virtual with a wide variety of topics.

Each session will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday nights beginning August 3rd.The link for each live presentation will be emailed on the morning of each session.
The 2021 Summer Sizzlers series is presented by
Trabajo Rustico
August 3
When Art needs some TLC
August 10
Murder It Was:
The Deaths of Two Women That Shocked Dallas in the 1910s
August 17
‘Modern’ Jails of
the early 1900s in Dallas
August 24
Traveling Texas Roads:
The Legacy of Roadside Parks
August 31
The Farnsworth House:
Past, Present & Future
September 7
The Rockwall Rock Wall
 September 14
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. Click the button below to download a nomination form. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, September 3. The new list of the Most Endangered Places in Dallas will be announced this fall.
Letter from the new Board President
The past year has been trying for us all in so many ways, and I would like to thank all of our members and partners for your continued contributions and support as well as our Board of Trustees, committee members and volunteers, and importantly, our shorthanded and tireless staff of David Preziosi, Irene Allender, Danelle Smith, and Linda Darter for everyone’s hard work and creativity solving the myriad of financial, operational, and programming challenges due to the pandemic. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the Board since 2019 and over the past year as Vice President and Chair of the Preservation Issues Committee, and I’m humbled to serve as President for the coming year. I greatly look forward to the year ahead as we return to in-person programming, meetings, and events leading into celebrating Preservation Dallas’s 50 year anniversary in 2022!

The recent and ongoing economic cycles continue to put increasing development pressure on our precious historic cultural resources - buildings, neighborhoods, and places – and proactive awareness, education, and support are as critical as ever through Preservation Dallas’s efforts and partnerships such as the Embrace Dallas cultural and historical survey initiative ( The Preservation Dallas budget, staff, and membership are all surprisingly modest given the size of our city and significant quantity of historic places and the ongoing challenges that they face, yet it is amazing how much is continually accomplished with such few resources. Together, let us support and continue the recent successful efforts to increase memberships and partnerships, expand awareness of our historic resources and their importance, heighten our organizational visibility, and broaden our audience at large.

I believe that people love cities like New York and San Francisco, the French Quarter in New Orleans, and so much of Europe because of their historic backdrop, and those same qualities are what make Bishop Arts, the West End, Deep Ellum, Fair Park, and our many other historic neighborhoods so beloved. We all tend to assume things are ok, taken care of, or will stay the same until they are threatened or lost, but the best way to protect and preserve our special places is through championing their very existence. Similarly, please help champion our small yet mighty organization – volunteer, donate, recruit your neighbors, and most importantly, enjoy and celebrate the historic places in our great city that are uniquely ours!

Jason D. Harper
Preservation Dallas Board President - 2021-2022
New Summer Intern
We are pleased to have our youngest Preservation Dallas member as an intern this summer! Guerin Honeycutt, an incoming sophomore at CityLab High School is working with us and our volunteers this summer before he starts school in the fall. Guerin is no stranger to Preservation Dallas and has been on many of our tours with his parents over the years and would spend the tours photographing the different historic sites. He has a passion for architecture and historic preservation which is great to see in a young person!
David Preziosi receives Outstanding Alumni Award
Executive Director David Preziosi was selected for a Texas A&M College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Award in 2020, joining seven others that received this honor last year. Those selected have distinguished themselves as leaders and humanitarians in their respective fields and are being recognized for extraordinary talents, ambition and work ethics that have strengthened and enhanced their disciplines and the organizations for which they have worked.
The 2020 Outstanding Alumni were nominated by former students and selected for their outstanding achievements by a college committee. Less than one percent of the college’s more than 16,000 former students have been recognized as Outstanding Alumni, the highest honor bestowed by the college to its graduates.

Due to the pandemic, a public ceremony for those selected has been delayed to 2022. David's award certificate was specially delivered and presented last month by Erik Baker from the College of Architecture at a small ceremony at the Wilson House. Congratulations David!
Virginia Savage McAlester Tribute Update
Artist Kat Warwick (pictured) is working diligently to bring the sculpture “Expression of Life” to its final phase in order to be transported to its new home at the Aldredge House. The scuplture will sit on a base in the Rose Garden behind the house. The unveiling ceremony for the tribute sculpture is set for October 2nd with donors invited to attend the celebration. To learn more about the Virginia Savage McAlester Tribute and to participate, click below!
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
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
Sam & Shannon Gilliland
Peggy Lubben Gould
Erin Granberry
Mike & Debbie Gray
Suzi & Jack Greenman
Mary & Clifford Grum
Elizabeth Gunby
Lynn Hamilton
Joanna & John Hampton
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
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
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 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
In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Dallas Mexican American Historical League (DMHAL) will have a multimedia exhibit at the Latino Cultural Center from September 15 to October 16. The exhibit will focus on Mexican American life in Oak Cliff.

To prepare for the exhibit, they are seeking photos and interviews that will help them highlight the Mexican American community in Oak Cliff. For more information on what they are looking for and how to submit photos or information click here for a flyer on the project.
Proposals for the
2022 Legacies Dallas History Conference
Due July 31st!
The organizers of the 23rd Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference are soliciting proposals from both professional and lay historians on topics related to the theme: “Dining and Drinking in Dallas.” The Conference will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at the Dallas History & Archives Division, on the 7th floor of the Central Library downtown.

Nothing is more fundamental to any society than food and drink. The first settlers in North Central Texas were farmers, and agriculture remained the predominant way of life for most people for decades. Today, Dallas is known as a center for dining, with a wide variety of ethnic cuisines, farm-to-table restaurants, and creative entrepreneurs. Microbrewers continue a tradition dating to the 1870s, when German immigrants opened breweries and beer gardens.

Papers presented at the conference might focus on pioneer foodways, Texas liquor laws, food and beverages invented in Dallas or popularized at the State Fair, innovative chefs and founders of restaurants, the growth of grocery store chains, convenience stores, and fast-food outlets, or memorable restaurants and bars of the past.

All papers must be based on original research and must not have been presented or published elsewhere. Those interested in presenting papers should submit a brief summary of their proposal by July 31, 2021, by email to Those selected will be notified by August 31, 2021.
Diversity Scholarships Available for PastForward Conference
The National Trust for Historic Preservation will be holding its PastForward Conference virtually from November 2 to 5. The Diversity Scholarship Program honors diversity by providing scholarship opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in the historic preservation profession and in its leadership positions, including ethnicity, race, gender and gender identification, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background. Those who identify with one or more of these groups are eligible for the Diversity Scholarship. The deadline for scholarship applications is August 13. Apply today. Learn more about PastForward conference at
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 research 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.
Landmark Commission – The Landmark Commission Ad Hoc Committee presented their recommendations to the Landmark Commission in June on three proposals to improve various parts of the review process for work to properties in Landmark districts. The proposals were reviewed by stakeholders who made some suggestions which were incorporated into the final recommendations. After the briefing, the recommendations were sent to the Office of Historic Preservation staff for review and the review comments will be briefed to the Landmark Commission at their August 2 meeting at 9:30 am.

DART D2 Eastern Alignment - There will be a virtual public meeting on August 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 to discuss the eastern end of the D2 project where the subway line will come to the surface near Swiss Avenue and Good Latimer. Click here for a flyer with more information on how to join the meeting.

Fair Park – The new Community Park for Fair Park is in the design phase and the design for the associated parking structure to relocate the parking that will be lost to the park began in July with construction scheduled to begin November 1. SB2181, signed recently by the Governor is expected to bring more than $100 million in new funding to Fair Park by providing access to Hotel Occupancy Tax monies.
Director's Letter
David Preziosi
There are some changes on the way for Preservation Dallas! In the next several months we will have some significant staff turnover with familiar faces leaving and new ones coming in. 

Irene will be leaving us as she is moving to San Antonio where her husband has been running the San Antonio office of Architexas. She is actually physically moving in August but will work remotely for us through the end of September to get us through Summer Sizzlers, North Texas Giving Day and the fall HHS class. Irene has been with Preservation Dallas for over eight years and started shortly after I did. She has been a big part of Preservation Dallas and helping to keep the organization running smoothly. She worked with membership and programs but also did a lot more from answering the phone and lots of questions, handling mail and checks, implemented a new membership database, helped with InTown Outings, worked on updates to our web site and its recent redesign, staffed our events, post regularly to our Facebook page, and more. She has done an excellent job with the Historic House Specialist classes throughout the year helping that program to grow and has brought extraordinary programs to Summer Sizzlers over the years. We will greatly miss Irene and all that she does for PD!
Due to health issues, Danelle will also be leaving us. She is new to Preservation Dallas having been with us for just over a year working on development for the organization. It was not an easy start for Danelle coming in during a pandemic. She jumped right in working on the Virginia Savage McAlester Tribute helping to raise over $50,000 for the tribute sculpture and fund in Virginia’s memory. She also worked closely with our VP of Membership and Development on membership and development ideas, including overhauling our membership levels. She has also helped with our virtual events and worked with our our sponsors for those events. We will miss Danelle as well and the passion she has brought to the position, which was not easy during a year of great uncertainty and difficulty in working in development.
We have started working on a new person for Irene’s position and hope to have that person on board by mid-September so that Irene can work on training them. Danelle will move to hourly working part time for us until we find her replacement so that we can keep the momentum going with the items she has been working on with the Membership and Development Committee. We also have a familiar face coming back to help us out. Yes, that would be Donovan! He is back in Dallas again after living in Canada for a couple of years. He will be working for us part time on our fall tour and 2022 awards event. It will be great to have him back helping us out again with our events!

It will be a lot change in the next few months for Preservation Dallas with bringing on two new people and getting them up to speed on our operations and all that we do as a team staff. I just hope that we can find people that are as hard working and dedicated as Irene and Danelle! 
Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture InTown Outing

September (TBD)
We will be resuming our 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.
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Please Welcome our New Members!
W. Jon & Nancy Esber

Preservationist II
Michael & Stacy Geisler

Preservationist I
Stacey Browning
Jana Dodd
Carol L. Dohmen
Thank you to the following members for renewing!
Norman & Jean Alston
Vanessa Baker
Steven Lee Bourn
Chris Bowers
Elizabeth Boyer
Scott Bradley
Colleen Brainerd
Charles Briner
Pete & Marie Brookhart
Charles Brower & Wendy Miles-Brower
Deborah & Nigel Brown
Michael Callac
Scott Chase
Sheniqua Cummings
Angela Downes
James Garrett & Amy Walton
Daron K. Tapscott & Michael David Light
This newsletter is sent to all current and past members, and those interested in preservation in Dallas. To become a member or to renew or upgrade your membership, please click here:
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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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