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Associated with the Assassination of President Kennedy



altMONDAY
| November 4

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Texas Theatre
231 West Jefferson Street
Oak Cliff

 

Join
Preservation Dallas
and the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League
for a unique program on the sites associated with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Many of these sites are well known for their association with the events of that tragic day; however, they also have a deeper history beyond that day.

A panel of speakers will discuss the history of these sites and present day efforts to preserve them as part of the history of Dallas. Sites to be featured during the presentation include Dealey Plaza, the former Texas School Book Depository, Johnson Rooming House, Paine House in Irving, the site of Officer Tippit's murder,  the Texas Theatre, and the Old Municipal Building. 
 

REGISTRATION:  

The event will begin at 6:00 with a short reception followed by the panel presentation.  Admission is free to members of Preservation Dallas and the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League and $10 for non-members. Please make reservations with Preservation Dallas by calling 214-821-3290 or by email

 

 

 
Fall Home Tour Preview VI
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Carved into the hillside of a spectacular site in East Kessler Park, is one of the most extraordinary mid-century modern homes ever constructed. It sits on an acre of land, so quietly nestled in the trees, that it could possibly be overlooked. It is this understated presence that makes the home so intriguing.


 
Fall Home Tour Preview V
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1939 W. Colorado Blvd. was designed by noted and prolific architect, Hoke Smith, as his own home for his wife and five children. Completed in 1939, this neoclassical home with one-story side wings features a full façade porch accented with hand turned columns, elaborate crown moldings, and red oak floors. The roof is made of handsome Ludowici clay tile, renowned for its beauty and durability. The heart of the house is the grand central oval-shaped staircase, which builder Roland Pelt has been known to say was the most difficult project he was ever required to build.
 
Fall Home Tour Preview IV
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Built in 1955, this home exhibits the typical mid-century horizontal lines, accentuated by the custom-made light fixture and garden benches.

Architectural details include picture-rail moldings, a contemporary updated galley kitchen and a Dilbeck-style porthole window.
 
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