Protecting the history and culture of Dallas

Founded in 1972, we are a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of our city’s historic buildings, neighborhoods and places. We do so by championing initiatives that value the history and culture of places throughout the community, enhancing the quality of life and economic development of our great city.

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Downtown Dallas, 1940s

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I learned my trade there as we moved from hot cast type to computer-read copy to print. The paper went to bed early , followed by Friday then Saturday with Sunday being framed early Saturday morning. Then as I walked out through the throbbing two story oresses, trucks took my paper to planes, distributors worldwide. Then I walked home to Oak Lawn without being bothered.

Thank you for another interesting outing.

Thank you for providing this outing—we always learn so much!!

This makes me so sad. I worked here 3 times when the building was new. Between my freshman and sophomore years I worked in city circulation for Mr Katz, doing accounts. When I was a journalism student at Arlington State, we toured the new building and got stuck in the elevator, which they used to carry huge rolls of newsprint to the press room. Later, as a junior at SMU, I interned there in Advertising Art and Copy, and was hired the summer after graduation. It was during this time that WFAATV was built next door. John Knott and Bill McClannahan and Paul Crume were household names. It hurts to see it today, because I remember the best of times there.

Thanks for commenting everyone! The tour was fascinating, and it was led by Robert Dechard, Executive Chairman of the DallasNews Corporation. The murals were removed by Dallas Morning News years ago when they expanded the second floor, and they are now located in their new offices. The building has been gutted, but the new owners plan to renovate it as either a boutique hotel, retail, or a combination of the two.

This is where the world famous film by Cecil Stoughton of President Lyndon Johnson being sworn in aboard Air Force One was processed and printed and transmitted on the wire to the world.

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Thank you to all who attended the 2022 Preservation Achievement Awards ceremony last night! It was an inspiring evening filled with friends and colleagues who all share a common goal - saving our historic places in Dallas! We will post photos from the event next week. For now, enjoy this short film by Mark Birnbaum which documents Preservation Dallas' first 50 years and premiered last night at the awards ceremony! ... See MoreSee Less

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