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It was a brisk Saturday, which lent perfectly to the Frank Welch In Dallas tour as guests joined us for a decade by decade look at Frank Welch’s body of residential projects in Dallas. The timeline took us from the 1960s up to Welch’s contemporary projects which were completed before his passing in June. This once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the evolution of Welch’s style and tour his best designs in Dallas began at the Welch designed Cook Gymnasium at the Lamplighter School with an architectural discussion, moderated by Mark Lamster, Dallas Morning News Architecture Critic, that chronicled the development of Welch’s style in Dallas. The panel included architects Mark Gunderson and Scott Marek, long time colleagues of Welch’s, as well as John Hardy who constructed many of Welch’s Texas projects including three of this years tour homes. An optional tour of the 1966 O’Neil Ford designed Lamplighter School added another layer of history to a perfect day.