Preservation Dallas Symposium, Tour Highlight Greenway Parks


The Ebby Halliday Family of Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, is the symposium sponsor of the 2012 Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour. The symposium and tour take place Saturday, Nov. 10, and will highlight Greenway Parks and an eclectic collection of eight architecturally significant homes.

The day begins at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station with a continental breakfast and the symposium, featuring renowned Dallas architect Frank Welch and award-winning author, historian and architect Willis Winters, who will discuss the development and significant architecture of Greenway Parks. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the symposium begins at 9 a.m. The tour starts immediately afterward. Reservations are required and all attendees must check in at the Angelika Theater.

Tickets for the general tour, $40 for members of Preservation Dallas and $50 for non-members, include admission to the symposium and access to six properties in the Greenway Parks neighborhood. Featured properties include the Stemmons House, the Kahn House and more.

Patron-level tickets, $85 for members of Preservation Dallas and $100 for non-members, include access to a seventh tour house.

Greenway Parks was plated in 1927 by architect and engineer David R. Williams. The neighborhood was designed following planning practices popularized by British and American designers such as Ebenezer Howard, Frederick Law Olmsted, Henry Wright and Clarence Stein. Known as a garden suburb, the neighborhood features landscaped boulevards, small parks and curving streets that follow the area s natural topography. A pre-eminent example of this concept, Greenway Parks is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers an exemplary and diverse collection of notable houses representing the evolution of American architectural styles over eight decades.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the 2012 Preservation Dallas Fall Architectural Tour and Symposium, visit www.preservationdallas.org.

All photos by Steve Clicque.