Art Deco ceiling rosette from the Titche-Goettinger Building on display

Architectural Styles of Dallas Exhibition

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Preservation Dallas presents a fascinating look at the evolution of Dallas architecture and the styles that have shaped what the city looks like today. On display through June 8, 2015 at the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture, the story of Dallas’ architecture is told through compelling photography, historic drawings, and salvaged […]

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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 […]

Statler Stairs

Statler Hilton, Part I

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The Statler-Hilton epitomizes Mid-Century architecture on a large scale. Few other structures in Dallas have had as much impact on the growing city or — in a state of abandonment — garnered as much discussion for a revitalized downtown. Vacant of humans (but not furnishings) for 11 years, the iconic building is now poised to undergo restoration […]

807 Elm

807 Elm Street

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807 Elm Street was not loved by many people. It wasn’t an ornate Art Deco or Mid Century architectural masterpiece. It never housed a famous retailer or impacted the City’s development. The struggles associated with the building’s demise does, however, offer a good study and warning for neglected structures within all historic districts and neighborhoods. […]