Fall is here and so is our unique tour of Frank Welch designed homes!
Fall Architectural Tour
Saturday, October 28
We are honored to attribute an entire home tour to Frank Welch, and hope you have tickets to join us for a decade by decade look at his body of work. The tour home timeline begins in the 1960s and leads up his stately contemporary projects. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and you do not want to miss the truly remarkable line up! The day will begin at the Lamplighter School with morning refreshments and an architectural symposium including moderator Mark Lamster, architects Mark Gunderson and Scott Marek, and John Hardy who constructed many of Welch’s Texas projects. Check in begins at 8:30 am, the symposium begins at 9 am and tour houses are open 10 am to 2 pm. An optional tour of the 1966 O’Neil Ford designed Lamplighter School is also available!  For more information and reservations visit PreservationDallas.org
Vote to Support the 2017 Bond!
On November 7 (with early voting starting October 23), Dallas citizens will be asked to vote for a $1.05 billion bond package to include funds for city facilities, libraries, streets, economic development, city parks and more with separate votes on the 10 individual propositions.
 
Two of those propositions are crucial for city owned historic structures – Propositions C and F. Proposition C will fund $50 million for crucial repairs and rehabilitation of the buildings at Fair Park, including the iconic Hall of State. Proposition F will fund $14 million for repairing and improving cultural and performing arts facilities, including the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater.
 
For more information on the bond , visit the City's website or the Bond Campaign website .

The Dallas Center for Architecture will be hosting Paying It Forward: A Discussion of the City of Dallas 2017 Bond Election on October 23. The program will feature a group of architects and city employees with the latest information on the bond. It will be an interesting discussion on how we maintain our architectural heritage and determine what priorities we should make with these often-in-the-spotlight buildings. Details on speakers and panelists are to come. The program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. A $10 donation to support DCFA programming is requested at the door. RSVP here. .
Advanced Historic House Specialist seminar
October 19
8:30 am - 5 pm
Wilson Carriage House
2922 Swiss Avenue, behind the Wilson House

Hone the skills learned in the Historic House Specialist seminar by taking our one-day advanced class. Learn about materials and methods of housing in Dallas, preservation economics, home appraisal, landscape and more. This class includes a trip to the public library for advanced historic building research. Don't delay! Enrollment is limited with only ten seats left! The past sessions have sold out with a wait list!
 
REGISTRATION:
The workshop is $115 and includes lunch and a light continental breakfast. Realtors will receive 6 hours MCE credit. 

Register online with MetroTex Association of REALTORS or at 214-540-2751.
More Realtors Receive the Historic House Specialist Designation
Twenty-three North Texas Realtors received the Historic House Specialist designation in September, having completed our ever popular Historic House Specialists (HHS) program. The total number of Historic House Specialists in North Texas is now just over 1000. These Realtors® have added special knowledge of historic neighborhoods, Dallas architectural styles and architects, and historic designation criteria to their professional skills. Our next HHS seminar will be held in March 2018. Check our website for updates.
 
Congratulations to our new specialists!
Preservation in the 2010s
This is the last in our series on the history of Preservation Dallas which brings us to the 2010s. In an effort to bring younger folks into the preservation fold, the Preservation Dallas Young Professionals group (PDYP) was started in 2011 with the goal of creating a networking group and to learn more about preservation in the city. They have since gone on to hold events, happy hours and participated in National Rebuilding Day in the historic Tenth Street neighborhood in 2014. 

The Urban Armadillos group formally joined with Preservation Dallas in 2013 in an effort to develop walking trails in downtown Dallas. Their volunteer group, made up of folks interested in “digging up the history of Dallas,” had been working on researching sites in downtown Dallas before joining Preservation Dallas. The trails idea expanded into the free mobile app Pegasus Urban Trails (available on Android and iTunes), which launched in 2014.

After the unfortunate surprise demolitions of four historic buildings in downtown Dallas in the fall of 2014 Preservation Dallas called attention to the lack of protections for significant buildings in downtown. Preservation Dallas was represented on the city’s newly established Downtown Preservation Task Force to look at the issue. The task force came up with nine recommendations for the city to implement. The most important was a Demolition Delay Ordinance which was passed in the fall of 2015.

To help educate the public about the incredible diversity of architectural styles in Dallas a temporary exhibit was launched at the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture in 2015. The exhibit was subsequently developed into a booklet which has been donated to all public libraries and the libraries of all DISD middle and high schools. The exhibit has continued to travel since its debut in 2015.

Expansion of the celebration of National Preservation Month started in 2016 with a roster of activities throughout the month to showcase and celebrate the power of historic preservation in Dallas. In 2017, National Preservation Month culminated in the biggest awards event for Preservation Dallas at the Statler hotel with Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as the keynote speaker.

As we move closer to the 2020’s there will more that Preservation Dallas will accomplish and in only five short years we turn 50, which of course will be a huge celebration!  
Preservation Issues
Confederate Monuments - The Confederate Monuments Task Force has completed their work and came up with a set of recommendations for the city. They include: the Lee Statue not return to Lee Park and that the park be renamed; the removal of the Confederate Monument in Pioneer Cemetery; the renaming of five streets – Lee, Cabell, Beauregard, Gano, and Stonewall; and the Confederate imagery at Fair Park remain with information added to help explain its context as part of the history of Texas; and several others. View the recommendations here .
 
Aldredge House – The Aldredge House will go to the City Plan Commission on October 19 for the consideration of a Planned Development (PD) which will define and limit the uses of the property within its residential community and allow the Aldredge House to operate for charitable purposes with a focus on educational, neighborhood groups and nonprofit activities. A Special Use Permit (SUP) is proposed for a maximum of 12 social events per year with specific guidelines and limits for how those events can operate.
 
Eagle Ford School – A new owner has purchased the school and they have received approval from the Landmark Commission to install a fence around the property, make repairs to the exterior and paint, and remove the concrete blocks from the window openings to install new windows. The school is also still making its way through the Landmark Designation process.
 
Noll-Struck House – The Noll-Struck House has also been purchased and the new owner would like to rehabilitate the house. It is also going through the Landmark Designation process.
 
Lake Cliff Historic District – Last week at the Landmark Commission meeting they voted to initiate the Landmark Designation process to add 11 more properties to the Lake Cliff Historic District. The move was prompted by a demolition permit application submitted for 834 Blaylock, which is at the entrance to the Lake Cliff district. Unfortunately, since the demolition permit for 834 Blaylock had already been applied for before the Landmark Commission meeting it cannot be revoked. The Landmark Designation Committee will now review the additional properties and the potential for adding them to the existing historic district. 
Director's Letter
David Preziosi
A big thanks goes out to everyone who supported Preservation Dallas during North Texas Giving Day! There are a lot of choices of organizations to give to during the day and Preservation Man was greatly pleased with the results for Preservation Dallas. In total over $39 million was raised for nonprofits in North Texas. That was $2 million more than last year.

We surpassed our goal again this year through the wonderful support of the following who gave to
Preservation Dallas: Kerry Adams, Buddy Apple, Architexas, Vanessa Baker, Tom and Tiffany Bakewell, Alice Baltierra, Crystal Bell, Beth Bentley, Patrick & Tom Boyd-Lloyd, Colleen Brainerd, John Brown, the family of Will Clow, Zoe, Anders, Nichole and Chris Culak, Nicky DeFreece Emery, Adrianne Duvall, Harryette Ehrhardt, Susan Ernst, Chas Fitzgerald, Sean Garman, Jacque Gavin, Erin Granberry, Joanna and John Hampton, Rick and RuLan Hebeler, Philip Henderson, Sydney Herndon, Daniel Huerta, Ginan Kalenik, Brian Keith, Victor Kralisz, Robert Kucharski, Yolanda Lawson, Peter Livingston, Nicola Longford, Susan Lowry, Ashley McClure, Craig Melde, Patrick Mendoza, David Millheiser, Peggy Millheiser, Kelly Mitchell, Linda Mitchell, Brady Moore, Lisa and John Moreno, Greg Nieberding, Jane Pak, Paula Peters and John Armstrong, Al Preisser, Alicia Quintans, Carol Roark, Lisa Ricci Rofsky, Jon Rollins, Alicia Schroeder, Douglas Sharp, Nancy Shelton, Diane Sherman, SparkFarm, Kim Stanley, Doug Taylor, Shawn Todd, Julie Travis, Kathy Turpin, Melinda Valentine, Ambrosio Villarreal, Jeff and Louanne Weeks, Karen Wilson Smith, Claudia Worme, and Karen Young. 

Thanks again so much to all of those above for choosing to support Preservation Dallas with a special gift on North Texas Giving Day 2017! There is a rumor floating around that Preservation Man will be back for 2018 and joined by some additional superfriends!

Don’t forget about our signature fall event, the Fall Architectural Tour, coming up this month on the 28 th . It will be a not-to-miss opportunity to see the amazing work of Frank Welch during his career from the 1960s to 2000s, all in one day! 
Events
PDYP happy hour
Wednesday, October 11, 6 pm
Bromberg House
3201 Wendover

Join PDYP for a members only event at the beautiful and historic O'Neil Ford designed Bromberg house in Lakewood that sits on almost 7 acres of land. This is a come-and-go tour and networking event with complimentary beer and wine. Register here .
Historic Architectural Styles of Dallas
October 16 - November 17
Monday - Thursday, 9-5 pm, Friday, 9-1 pm
Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy, Suite 100

Check out the amazing diversity of architectural styles through this engaging exhibit featuring Dallas' best historic architecture. This exhibit is on loan to the Center from Preservation Dallas.
InTown Outing: Weinstein House
Thursday, October 19, 6 pm
716 North Janmar

In preparation for the  Frank Welch fall home tour, we are excited to share the Welch designed Weinstein House in the beautiful Janmar neighborhood. The house was one of Frank's last projects and the tree filled, topographical neighborhood could not be a more fitting platform for this unique design. You can see nine Frank Welch designed houses in the month of October and you do not want to miss this one!  Register here .
Tales from the Vault
Monday, October 30, 6:30 pm
Wilson Carriage House - 2922 Swiss Avenue

Join the Friends of the Dallas Municipal Archives as they present Tales from the Vault: Weird Tales and Fascinating Stories in Dallas’ Historic Cemeteries . John Slate, City Archivist will weave a web of history and folklore around our city's cemeteries. Free for members of the Friends of the Dallas Municipal Archives and Preservation Dallas; $5 suggested donation for non-members.  For more info on the event click here.
DFW Deco Book Event
Thursday, November 9, 6 pm
Hall of State at Fair Park

Authors David Bush and Jim Parsons have followed up their highly successful Fair Park Deco book with DFW Deco: Modernistic Architecture of North Texas , the pair's fourth book chronicling Art Deco in the Lone Star State. The new book explores the full range of modernistic building styles and some of the uniquely Texan influences that have shaped the growing cities of North Texas from Dallas to Fort Worth. David and Jim will discuss their latest work and sign copies of the book afterwards. This event is sponsored by Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas Center for Architecture, Dallas Historical Society, and Preservation Dallas. Register here.
Please Welcome our New Members in September!
Individual
Nancy Addison
Michael Brink
Thani Burke
Lizette Cadena
Chad Carlson
Skylar Champion
Karina Davila
Sydney Delagi
Andrea Hills
Diane Jackson-Abel
Marilyn Jones
Brenda Kronenberg
Teresa Lensch
Laura Michele Mayeaux
Alexis Pearl
Rebekah Ray
Kandice Reed
Albany Shaw
Linda Smith
William Joshua Stool
Robert R. Sullivan
Larry A. Wood

Young Professionals (PDYP)
Brad Allison
Thank you to the following members for renewing!
Katie Blair
Michael Cheever
Bess Dickson
Travis Finlan
Beth Fitzgerald
Ginger Gill
Andreea Hamilton
Jon Howells
Alexandra Kleineck
David Klempin
Ashley McClure
David Rolston
Nancy Shutt
Rodney Willis

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