Glen Oaks Votes to Join OOCCL
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On October 12, 2010 the Glen Oaks Neighborhood Association voted to join the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League effective 1/1/11.  League President Michael Amonett and Oakland Terrace representative David Klempin addressed the membership and answered any questions they might have.  Past President Barbara Barbee first addressed Glen Oaks in 2007.

Glen Oaks is a large neighborhood of 1500 custom brick homes built from the late 1950's till the late 1960's.  Its boundaries are Rock Creek, Polk, Ledbetter and Red Bird.  At the time it was developed, Glen Oaks was the largest neighborhood of custom brick homes in the City of Dallas.  Built on farm land, the rolling topography and dense trees demonstrate builders working with their surroundings rather than clear cutting them.  This is a beautiful neighborhood.

At our November membership meeting, Glen Oaks will present to us, as per our by-laws, their request and we will no doubt eagerly vote to accept them. 

Please join us in welcoming Glen Oaks to the OOCCL family of neighborhoods.

Click here for more examples of the beautiful homes of Glen Oaks.
 
2010 OOCCL Fall Home Tour Nets $26,000.00
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While all the numbers are not quite in, it appears OOCCL will net aproximately $26,000.00 on the 2010 Fall Home Tour.  This figure is up around 100% from last year.

Special thank yous to:
Michele Cox - Tour Chair
Judi Glazer - Home Selection Chair
John Stolly - Media Chair
Sherry Peel - Liasion Chair
Phil Perry - Pre-tour party
Lanny Solly - Volunteer Chair
Randy Mills - Treasurer
and Lybo Buchanan, JD Jasso, David Cooper and Phil Leven.  As well as all our volunteers and sponsors.  And a special thanks to all our homeowners who opened their homes to us and all of Oak Cliff.

Vicki would be pleased

 

 
And Then There Were Seven...
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The Dallas Independent School Distirct destroyed a piece of Oak Cliff history last week.

Oak Cliff Christian - Destroyed 10/6/10

Seven of the orginal 23 churches of Tenth St. remain.

Calvary Baptist - Not Protected-addition of 50's screen might hamper Landmarking

Tyler St. Methodist - State Historical Marker, National Registry, Not Protected from Demolition

Grace Temple Baptist - Not Protected - Currently used as school lunchroom.  Congregation meets in 1960's chapel next door. 

Christ Church Episcopal - Protected City of Dallas Landmark

Cliff Temple Baptist - State Historical Marker, Natinal Registry, Not Protected From Demolition

Oak Cliff United Methodist - Protected City of Dallas Landmark

El Bethel Baptist - Contributing member of the Tenth St.Historic District
 
Vicki Fitzgerald 1954 - 2010
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Oak Cliff lost a treasure and tireless advocate on Monday. Our dear friend Vicki Fitzgerald died after a year long courageous fight with oral cancer. We offer our love and prayers to her husband Richard and her sons Brandon and Justin and all of her family whom she loved with all her heart.

There aren't many of us who do not have a stray dog now because of Vicki. Vicki would stop 4 lanes of traffic to chase a stray dog. Many a conversation would begin, "Do you want a dog? I have the cutest one in the backyard.".

Vicki has been involved with the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League for 8 years including running 5 home tours. Vicki was a force in all the lives she touched. She made you rise to the occasion and try harder because she gave so much of herself.

Vicki thought the Home Tour was an ambassador for Oak Cliff and thought it important for it to be the best it could be every year to change minds elsewhere about this place we all call home.

The tour logo of "Oh Oak Cliff" was a play on words she loved. When telling a person you would meet that you lived in Oak Cliff they would say "Oh" with a sense of fear and pity for you but when they actually came here, they would say "Oh" as in "How nice, I didn't expect this". Vicki loved that reaction.

We will all miss her so very much.

We love you Vicki.

Richard, Vicki's husband, mentioned there will be a memorial service at Tyler Street Methodist Church. He is looking at the weekend of October 23rd.  It is not set yet but we will get the information to you as soon as possible.

Here is a link to a map:

From Keri Michel the Advocate
 
From Roy Appleton at the DMN

Best Picture Ever...

Pam, Darryl and Vicki at City Council Debate

 
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