Proposed Jefferson Blvd. Zoning Presentation - Hitt Auditorium - 1/13/14
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1929 Humble Station For Sale Again
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The 1929 Humble Station on the corner of Zang and Beckley and across from the Oswald Boarding House is for sale again.  The station was on our 2012 Architecture at Risk List.  

The asking price is $349,000.  Historic tax credits, the upcoming Gateway zoning matter and upcoming streetcar project are all positives for this unique piece of property.  Just across the street is the Lake Cliff Historic District and including the station in the district would not be difficult opeing the way for historic tax credits.

The station is one of only 2 left in the state of Texas.  It's twin in San Antonio was turned into a restaurant called Bliss.  






 
Ray Porter Memorial
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On December 27th, Ray Porter succombed to a short difficult battle with a rare form of liver cancer.  Ray was a competitive cyclist and member of the Oak Cliff Bicycle Company competing in scores of professional marathon cycling events; some for hundreds of miles across state lines.  Ray was a great friend of the League.   
                                                                                                                                                              

Ray is survived by his wife Gina Porter who served as both our Treasurer and Secretary and for years as the Neighborhood Representaive frrom Beckley Club Estates.  Our love and our prayers go out to Gina during this difficult time.

A memorial for Ray will be held at the Kessler Theater on January 19th at 3:00 PM.  Gina has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Big Pig Cancer Foundation.  If you'd like to give personally towards Ray's medical expenses there are two ways.  You can purchase a Wristband for Ray or go to GoFundMe and contribute.  Once all of Rays expenses have been satisfied, extra donations will be given to the Big Pig Cancer Foudation.  Thank you.
 
League's Holiday Party 2014
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altMonday Night’s Old Oak Cliff Conservation League’s Holiday party was a big success, as folks started arriving around 7pm that evening. John McCall graciously offered his newly renovated building,  an old Dallas Power & Light building on Tyler, just 1 block north of the Teco Theatre.  The building at the time of purchase was being used as a storage facility by Dallas, & was piled with old documents, etc.

Nova did a wonderful job of catering, with a menu of charred tomato & basil soup, apple wood smoked bacon, grape tomatoes, bleu cheese, honey viniagette, roasted Cornish hen with cremini mushroom gravy, baked salmon filet with lemon caper cream sauce, roasted garlic mashed gold potatos, sautéed haricot verts, braised savoy cabbage, & for desert granny smith apple & pecan cobbler. I head comments of the best ever menu. 

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Phil Leven, president of the League announced the 4th winner of the Ruth Chenoweth award, John McCall, for his work in the renovations of the Dallas Power & Light building of which this evenings event was held. Earlier in the year, John also was awarded the Preservation Achievement Award by Preservation Dallas.

This award recognizes outstanding conservation achievement for property of historical significance to Oak Cliff.
 
 
 
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