An old service station is restored for the arrival of Capriotti's in the West End

2012 Year in Review: Historic Preservation in Dallas

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2012 was a busy year for historic preservation wins and losses in the City of Dallas.  As downtown continues to draw new businesses, cultural institutions, parks and residents, it remains an area of constant change. Some long-time landmarks were inevitably demolished, while plans continue to breathe life back into others. New publicity to the neighborhood [...]

View of Ivy Hall mansion

‘Lost Dallas’ Explores City’s Demolished

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Showcasing the city’s lost landmarks, historic preservation officer Mark Doty recently authored a book entitled Lost Dallas. The book — part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series — features more than 200 images of buildings that have been demolished throughout the history of the city. The photos help document decades of change in Dallas… [...]

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Interpreting Historic Places in the City

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Last week new interpretive signs were installed at Main Street Garden to showcase architecture surrounding the active park. In the works for several years, these news signs serve as the first demonstration project in a program hoped to expand to other areas of downtown Dallas. Preservation Dallas created the sign program in memory of Gail [...]

Vintage costume volunteers

Titche-Goettinger History Celebration

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The Titche-Goettinger Building celebrated its 82nd birthday with a community history day on September 10, 2011. The goal of the event was to celebrate the history of the building by showcasing the building’s architectural features and storied past to the entire community. Over 75 residents, community leaders, and preservation experts attended the event which was hosted by [...]