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2014 FALL ARCHITECTURAL TOUR

Grounds for Preservation

Saturday, October 25  

On October 25, Preservation Dallas, along with Ralph Randall, Madeline Jobst, JL Forke and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, presented the Fall Architectural Tour. This year’s sell out Grounds For Preservation tour was another dream come true for historic estate (and landscape) lovers. Our guests were welcomed at the Angelika Film Center for continental breakfast and an architectural symposium. Architect Cole Smith, landscape architect John Armstrong and author/historian Michael Hazel provided a unique perspective of this year’s tour homes and then we sent our attendees off to explore. A collection of five remarkable houses were open for our tour, with an additional seventh home for Patron ticket holders and Sponsors.

2014 SPRING ARCHITECTURAL TOUR

State-Thomas Historic District

The afternoon tour begin at Hotel ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery with refreshments and a symposium which laid out the history and development of the State-Thomas neighborhood and its transition to a historic district. The excellent symposium speakers were author and State-Thomas resident Judy Smith

Hearst, author Virginia McAlester, and State-Thomas resident Patricia Meadows.

Despite the rainy weather tour participants enjoyed walking the neighborhood to see the collection of four remarkable tour houses, with an additional fifth home for Patron ticket holders and Sponsors.

We were honored to have Gables Residential as our Title Sponsor for the Spring Architectural Tour and thank all of the sponsors for their help in making this tour possible.

2013 FALL ARCHITECTURAL TOUR

Mid-Century Modern

Saturday, October 26

On October 26 Preservation Dallas and Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty presented a mid-century modern enthusiast’s dream come true at the sold out Fall Architectural Tour.  Our guests were appropriately welcomed at the 1959 Kalita Humphreys Theater for continental breakfast and an architectural symposium.  Dallas Morning News architecture critic, Mark Lamster. architectural historian, Kate Holliday. and architect, Larry Speck. discussed the development and significance of the minimal architecture style.  A collection of six remarkable tour houses were open for our tour, with an additional seventh home for Patron ticket holders and Sponsors.

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