Don't forget to reserve your spot for the Awards this Wednesday!
The Preservation Achievement Awards are Here!
Register now for the Preservation Achievement Awards on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.! You won't want to miss the inspiring stories of the preservation projects and those involved in preservation efforts across the city. The evening will also recognize Todd Interests as the Honoree for all of the amazing work they have done to preserve many historic buildings in Downtown Dallas such as the Old Post Office (400 N. Ervay), the East Quarter buildings, and First National Bank (The National), which is the largest tax credit rehabilitation project in the state of Texas. The event will be held virtually and the tickets are $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Click below to register for the Awards event.
New Board Members Elected at Annual Meeting
At the annual meeting last week, the general membership elected four new members to the Board of Trustees. They include: Rachel Hardaway, Megan Horan, Greg Johnston, and Jay Taylor. Preservation Dallas welcomes them to the Board!

In addition, five current board members were elected to serve a second term on the board including: Charles Brower, Erika Huddleston, George Keaton, Fred Pena, and Jamie Slagel.

Four board members will also roll off the board this month with the ending of their second term. They are Vanessa Baker, Christopher Haley, Grayson Hughes and Will Stovall. All served on the board since 2015. Preservation Dallas thanks them for their wonderful service and contributions to the Board of Trustees and to Preservation Dallas!

After the Annual Meeting, the Board of Trustees met to elect the new officers for the Board for 2021-2022 and chose:

Jason Harper - President
Norman Alston, FAIA - Vice President, Preservation Issues
Charles Brower - Vice President, Membership and Development
Morgan Harrison - Treasurer
Erika Huddleston - Secretary
John Brown - Past President
Save the Date!
Our annual Summer Sizzlers starts in a few weeks! Watch your inbox for more information on the dates and times of our exciting series.

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Virginia Savage McAlester Tribute Update
Many thanks to those who have contributed to date towards the Virginia Savage McAlester Tribute. The sculpture, by artist Kat Warwick, is nearing completion and will be unveiled in October at the Aldredge House. All contributors will be invited to this special event. Fund raising will continue throughout the summer and funds raised beyond the sculpture tribute will go to future programming and projects in order to continue Virginia’s legacy of promoting and teaching historic preservation to our community.
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
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
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
Mike Judd
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
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
Debby & Kevin Rogers
Lorie & Keith Routh
Janice Salmon Interiors LLC
Rene R. Schmidt
Steve Schuyler
Cynthia Scofield
Scovell Family Foundation
Diane & John Scovell
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
Tenth Street Residential Organization is Hiring
The Tenth Street Residential Organization is looking for a Program Director to help with their work to promote, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the City of Dallas Landmark Historic District designation and zoning for the Tenth Street Historic District. They have received a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to hire a Program Director to help as they begin to build their capacity and serve their mission. The Program Director would be an independent contractor. Details about the position, requirements, and how to apply can be found here.
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.
Submit a Proposal for the
2022 Legacies Dallas History Conference
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. Those selected will be notified by August 31, 2021.
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, patrons 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.
Aldredge House Earlier this month the Dallas City Council voted unanimously to extend the SUP for the Aldredge House for an additional three years to continue to operate as house museum and meeting space. The extension of the SUP is under the same terms that were approved in 2018 with restrictions on hours they can operate and how many events they can have during the year in the evening.

Reverchon Park Ballfield - The City of Dallas has engaged the architecture firm of DSGN to work on the scope of work for the restoration of the historic ballfield in the park. DSGN has put together a team of consultants for the project, including preservation architect Marcel Quimby to work on the historic aspects of the project. There is a stakeholder committee that is working on the project with DSGN and it includes Preservation Dallas. This is exciting for the future of the ballfield and Preservation Dallas is pleased with the city's desire to restore the ballfield and the grandstand.

Kalita Humphreys Theater – The Dallas Theater Center will be resuming the process for updating the Master Plan now that public meetings are starting back up. The consulting firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro will be continuing work on the plan.
Director's Letter
David Preziosi
This week we begin our new fiscal year on July 1. With that we start a new budget year and a new year for the Board of Trustees. The biggest change is one in leadership due to our board president serving a one-year term. Our current president John Brown will be passing on the gavel to Jason Harper this week.
Jason has served on the Board of Trustees since 2019 and has been involved with Preservation Dallas before that serving on the Preservation Issues committee, for which he served as Chair this past year. Jason is the Founder, President, and Project Leader of Echelon, where he oversees all aspects of programming, design and project management for clients. In his 25 plus years of industry experience, Jason has contributed to the success of many diverse design and construction projects. 
Jason is a native of Dallas and graduate of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M. He has both a personal and professional passion for historic structures and the revitalization of the inner city. Jason and his wife Alicia live in Munger Place in a 1911 Craftsman style house. Jason is also an avid cyclist and just started a new racing team in Dallas called Reunion Racing, featured in the newsletter last month, named for the former La Reunion Colony that existed in West Dallas.
I look forward to working with Jason in his new role as president and working through the many challenges that will no doubt come up in the next year. 
As Jason gets ready to start his presidency, I would like to thank John for serving as president for the past year and getting us through a very strange and unprecedented year! It was a challenge to shift operations with the new reality of COVID and having to work with so many unknowns about the future. John did a wonderful job of virtually leading the board, which was not an easy task without the normal in person interaction of the board. In fact, this is the first full fiscal year where the board has not met at all in person.
John and I had many phone calls, texts and emails throughout the year to work on navigating our way through the complexities of running a nonprofit during a pandemic. His leadership with the board and with the organization was amazing during uncertain times. Being the board president is no easy task and add to that a pandemic and it’s even tougher!
I enjoyed working with John and thank him for his steady leadership in getting us through the challenges we faced in this past year and all of the time and effort he put into Preservation Dallas serving as a baord member and board president! 
I would also like to thank our board members who will be rolling off the board for their service to Preservation Dallas. Those include Vanessa Baker, Christopher Haley, Grayson Hughes and Will Stovall. Their time and energy given to Preservation Dallas is most appreciated and I will miss having them on the board.

I am also excited about our new slate of board members joining the board including: Rachel Hardaway, Megan Horan, Greg Johnston, and Jay Taylor. With all of their wonderful qualifications, experience, and expertise between them they will make great additions to the current board and I look forward to working with them.
I have to say that I’m very happy to close out a very difficult year for running a nonprofit and look forward to getting back to more normal operations in the coming year! We are excited to bring back our InTown Outings in September and to start getting back to additional in person programming. We miss seeing our members in person and being able to show them all the exciting things happening in preservation in Dallas and are so glad that we are at point where we can do that once again.
And thank you to all of our members and supporters in the past year! You have helped us get through a very challenging year and we look forward to seeing everyone soon in the flesh and not on a computer screen!
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!
Preservationist II
Marie Facini
Edna Harrison
Michael J & Amelia C Hartman
Lex Matthews

Preservationist I
Rebecca A Armstrong
Mark A Baker
Ashley Browning
Shana L Heffler
Jackie Inurrigarro
Nathan Piller
Joanna Robben
Taryn E Rogers
Julian Vasquez
Thank you to the following members for renewing!
Lorlee Bartos
Trevor & Makalah Brown
James Carmichael
Margaret Simmons Dear
Larry & Diane Finstrom
Chip Harper & Marvin Gorley
Candace MacMahon
Michael McCue
Phyllis Prycer
Robert Puckett & Chuck Daneil
Terri Raith
Lance Raney
Jules D Roberts
Glenna Taite
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.
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