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Hall of State InTown Outing and Evening With! Jack Drake

April 14, 2022 - April 14, 2022 7:30 pm

3939 Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210

Join us for a tour of the re-restored Hall of State followed by Jack Drake’s presentation on April 14th!

About this event

Join us for a tour of the fully restored Hall of State! This 1936 Donald Barthelme designed structure is an Art Deco gem and the crown jewel of Fair Park. It is also one of the best examples of Art Deco style in the United States. The structure was fully renovated inside and out in late 2020 before the winter storm of 2021 caused substantial freezing and subsequent damage. It was repaired and restored again in painstaking detail. Do not miss the opportunity to tour the finished work up close with architect Marcel Quimby, Phoenix 1 Restoration’s Dale Sellers and Fair Park First’s Veletta Lill to hear about the extensive process of returning this architectural masterpiece to glory!

Immediately following the InTown Outing tour, Dallas Historical Society will present An Evening With! Jack Drake, author of “Preston Hollow: A Brief History.” Jack is a Trinity Christian Academy of Addison student and resident of the Preston Hollow neighborhood. His 170 page book showcases the rich history of the Preston Hollow neighborhood and includes many personal stories and pictures from longtime residents.

Jack will give a presentation on his book, followed by a book signing. Click here to pre-order the book for pick up at the event.

This event is offered in partnership with the Dallas Historical Society.


FREE for Preservation Dallas and Dallas Historical Society Members

$20 General Public (Non-Members)

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