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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…(Read More)

There has been much discussion about the economics of historic preservation: it has shown to create jobs, increase tourism, and be a sustainable tool for redevelopment. Another benefit of preserving structures is their ability to attract location scouts for film productions. During October film crews were in town for the filming of “Chasing Shakespeare,” an…(Read More)

On Saturday, September 10th residents and staff of the Titche-Goettinger Building will open their doors for an exciting community event. Celebrating the 82nd anniversary of the structure, the public will get a behind-the-scenes look at the architecture and history of a building which influenced Dallas’ retail scene in the twentieth century. The…(Read More)

There has been a lively discussion about a proposed development at 1801 Young Street, currently a vacant lot adjacent to First Presbyterian Church (which contributes to the Harwood Historic District). The parcel of land between Wood Street and Young Street sits along a desolate stretch of road midway between the excitement of Main Street, Dallas…(Read More)

A Supergraphic advertisement rising on the wall of 1920 Elm Street in 2010 was the main culprit for major changes in the area. The pocket park located at Harwood/Elm was adversely affected (see this post for more information) and the district’s image as a whole was compromised by a non-compatible form of…(Read More)

Yesterday we noticed a series of new stainless steel bicycle racks surrounding Main Street Garden. The new horseshoe rack is one of the approved styles for the district and follows recommendations from the Downtown Dallas 360 Plan. Main Street Garden — a popular destination for cyclists — was never outfitted with bicycle racks when it…(Read More)