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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3 months ago
Preservation Dallas

In 2000, Preservation Dallas won a major victory. Last month we told you about how the loss of the Dr Pepper building on Mockingbird Lane resulted in ordinance changes that resulted in better protection for Dallas’ historic buildings. The proposed demolition of Old Dallas High School / Crozier Tech was one of the first real tests of the update. That year, Preservation Dallas partnered with Crozier Tech Alumni and fought to get the school designated as a protected Dallas Landmark over the objection of the owner. The owner sued the City over the designation and the case went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court, who sided with the City and upheld the Landmarking. The owner eventually sold the property and it sat vacant until 2017, when a new developer fully rehabilitated the building and turned it into a vibrant office space. This case is such a great reminder that waiting for our historic buildings to find the right owner who can make its preservation a reality is worthwhile, even if that can sometimes take time. This gorgeous 1907 Classical Revival style building is still standing today thanks to passionate advocates who deeply cared about preserving it for future generations!

We are still working to protect our beloved landmarks, both designated and undesignated, as well as Dallas’ many historic districts. If you support this work, please consider donating to our organization for #NTxGivingDay! Every donation counts, big or small. Click here to support our cause: tinyurl.com/yc77snza
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In 2000, Preservation Dallas won a major victory. Last month we told you about how the loss of the Dr Pepper building on Mockingbird Lane resulted in ordinance changes that resulted in better protection for Dallas’ historic buildings. The proposed demolition of Old Dallas High School / Crozier Tech was one of the first real tests of the update. That year, Preservation Dallas partnered with Crozier Tech Alumni and fought to get the school designated as a protected Dallas Landmark over the objection of the owner. The owner sued the City over the designation and the case went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court, who sided with the City and upheld the Landmarking. The owner eventually sold the property and it sat vacant until 2017, when a new developer fully rehabilitated the building and turned it into a vibrant office space. This case is such a great reminder that waiting for our historic buildings to find the right owner who can make its preservation a reality is worthwhile, even if that can sometimes take time. This gorgeous 1907 Classical Revival style building is still standing today thanks to passionate advocates who deeply cared about preserving it for future generations!

We are still working to protect our beloved landmarks, both designated and undesignated, as well as Dallas’ many historic districts. If you support this work, please consider donating to our organization for #NTxGivingDay! Every donation counts, big or small. Click here to support our cause: https://tinyurl.com/yc77snzaImage attachmentImage attachment

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Tore Bellis! The school Ramona attended! ❤️

Cool. Well done Dallas

My mom was part of the alumni team that fought for this and she dedicated years of her life to this cause. I grew up with the fate of Crozier Tech being daily discussions in our home. I love the results and know she would have too. She died in 2010 so she never got to see this.

Your mom was wonderful. :)

What happened to St. Anns was really messed up. They kept the facade and threw everything else out.

Bravo!!!

Patricia Babin update from the old neighborhood

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The police headquarters in the original “Robocop,” too!

Dr.Pepper was such a travesty. I loved that art deco building. And to be replaced by a Krogers and a parking lot! Glad to see the School has been saved.

Such a great project!!

I was in the 'front line' for that win as acting historic preservation officer; we were grinding through the process with plenty of legal threats; we had a great city attorney and commission; we hired a preservation expert out of Chicago. The Chinese corporation, owner at that time, wanted to demolish and make into a parking lot. Now, the building is preserved and occupied right off DART.

I miss the DR Pepper building too. And my grandparents went to that high school! So glad to see it made it through

I worked in the Dr Pepper building in the early 1980s. It was beautiful and I loved the lobby where they served hot Dr Pepper all winter!

My parents went to school here

I was there for 1.5 yrs.!

I went to Crozier Tech… graduated in 1962. I took pictures of it last year. So glad it was saved.

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3 months ago
Preservation Dallas

Yes, North Texas Giving Day Early Giving season is upon us! We will do our best to make it fun and informative for our followers while we ask for your support 😄 Any amount you give counts towards our goal! If you support our cause and like the work that we do, please visit our #NTxGivingDay page today at www.northtexasgivingday.org/organization/PreservationDallas ... See MoreSee Less

Yes, North Texas Giving Day Early Giving season is upon us! We will do our best to make it fun and informative for our followers while we ask for your support 😄 Any amount you give counts towards our goal! If you support our cause and like the work that we do, please visit our #NTxGivingDay page today at https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/organization/PreservationDallas
3 months ago
Preservation Dallas

Join Remembering Black Dallas, INC. this Saturday, September 10th at 10 am for a State Historical Marker and Memorial dedication in honor of this remarkable man, Anderson Bonner, and his descendants.

Location: Anderson Bonner Park, 12000 Park Central Drive
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Join Remembering Black Dallas, INC.  this Saturday, September 10th at 10 am for a State Historical Marker and Memorial dedication in honor of this remarkable man, Anderson Bonner, and his descendants.

Location: Anderson Bonner Park, 12000 Park Central Drive
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