Fall Home Tour Preview II
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S. Clinton - S. Winnetka

A sidewalk stamp in front of this South Winnetka home dates construction to 1917. The custom construction is unique for the area, with walls extending 10 feet underground, providing a storm shelter for the neighborhood. A 1919 Dallas Morning News ad listed the “dandy corner” home for sale at a reduced price of $5,500, well under the $7,500 construction cost, and featured 9 rooms, plastered walls, basement and sleeping porch. According to The Dallas Journal, a 1940 homeowner was denied permit to build a garage, and also denied permit to build an apartment above the garage in 1943.

Fall Home Tour Preview I
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Ivanadell / North Cliff Conservation District

This charming and unique Spanish Eclectic home was built in 1927 although the address doesn’t actually show up in the city’s telephone directories until 1933.  It was the first home built on the street and sat alone for six years.  The original owner was a contractor who had built similar but much larger homes on Colorado Blvd. around the same time.  He built his own 1000 square foot home here using similar materials and design elements from those mansions.

In an effort to preserve the character and architectural integrity of their neighborhood, area residents began the process of forming a conservation district.  The North Cliff Conservation District (CD 9) was formally created by the city of Dallas in 1994.  The five recognized architectural styles targeted for preservation are Tudor Revival, Arts and Crafts, Minimal Traditional, Spanish Eclectic and Prairie Foursquare.  The purpose of the district is to preserve these styles through architectural guidelines, development standards, and special provisions including zoning, land uses and setbacks.  The ordinance would ultimately save this home from the wrecking ball ten years later. 

The Homes for the 2013 Fall Home Tour!
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 We proudly present the homes for the 2013 Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Fall Home Tour!  October 12 and 13th / 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Tickets will be available for discounted purchase at area Tom Thumbs.
Hampton Rd.
Lovers and Greenville
Mockingbird and Abrams
Adults $20.00 Seniors 60 and above $12.00.

Tickets purchased online will be available at Ticket Central during the tour.  Ticket Central will be at 8th and Bishop in the Bishop Arts District.

Ticket prices during the tour will be:

Adults $25.00 Seniors 60 and above $15.00

Kiestwood                                                 North Cliff

Kessler Plaza                                               Kings Hwy

East Kessler Park                                         Kings Hwy

Stevens Park Estates                                    South Winnetka

Kessler Park                                                Kessler Park

Stevens Park Estates                                    East Kessler Park
The Reveal 2013
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On 9 Sep 2013 at the Bishop Arts Theatre located on Tyler, just ½ block north of Jefferson, The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League held their annual Reveal showing. The 2013 Oak Cliff Fall Tour of Homes were revealed in a slide presentation. Just enough to wet the appetite for the real thing. Doors opened at 6:30pm for socializing and refreshments by caterers who used to own & operate Inforzatos. It was a good turnout.

Funds raised from the Home Tour is returned back to the neighborhoods and the community in the form of grants. There are 2 tiers of grants. Tier 1 is open to all League neighborhoods, & Tier 2 is open to Non-Profit and Community groups.

The first half of tonight's meeting awarded grants to 2013 Tier 2 recipients. The second half of the night, was the Home Tour slide presentation.

This year's tour will be on 12-13 October with ticket central on the corner of Bishop Ave & 8th St.
Advanced discounted tickets will be going on sale soon at local Tom Thumb stores
(Hampton, Lovers Lane at Central, Mockingbird at Abrams)

See upcoming article on the Tier 2 grant winners

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