Saturday, November 10, 2018
This year’s Cocktails For Preservation took us to the landmark Beck House on Strait Lane for an unforgettable tour of Philip Johnson’s masterpiece as guests had never seen it before. Dallas Morning News architecture critic and author, Mark Lamster, led guests through the iconic 1964 Johnson designed house, the meticulously landscaped grounds and across the unique footbridge over the Bachman Branch Creek to the pool house for amazing views of the Beck House. Guests enjoyed the tour with delicious bites, Bellinis and other beverages. Guests will also receive a signed copy of the just released book on Philip Johnson, The Man in the Glass House, by Mark Lamster.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Our second Cocktails For Preservation reception took us to the 1938 Charles Dilbeck designed Dealey House at Paigebrooke Farm. The sprawling 11,500 square foot ranch house laid the perfect background for exploration with sangria and paella. Thank you to our gracious hosts, Scott and Kelly Bradley, speakers Joe Dealey, Jr., Neil McMillan and Nancy McCoy for guiding us through the intriguing history, which includes full relocation of the house. And, thank you to Dallas Allegro Guitar Society’s Christopher McGuire for filling our atmosphere with classical guitar and to Ben E. Keith Company for filling our beverage glasses.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
On the morning of November 14 we launched our Cocktails For Preservation program with great fanfare. Our inaugural reception, Brunch At Bellosguardo, let our guests see Turtle Creek as they have never seen it before. Homeowner and author, Robert Edsel, personally toured attendees through the historic Hess House and grounds discussing methods used to restore and preserve this significant 1926 Hubert Hammond Crane design. Thank you Robert Edsel, Madeline Jobst, Harwood Catering and Ben E. Keith Company for making this opportunity possible.