Old Oak Cliff Conservation League past president and Advocate contributor Michael Amonett has been appointed to the Dallas Landmark Commission.

City Councilman Scott Griggs appointed Amonett to the commission earlier this month.

As president of the conservation league, Amonett developed our neighborhood’s “architecture at risk” list. He also helped in the fight to preserve the old Adamson High School and the ultimately failed effort to prevent demolition of the Oak Cliff Christian Church to make way for tennis courts serving the new Adamson.

He has written about historic preservation and urban planning for the Advocate, including this piece about the old Humble Service Station on Zang, which is set to be demolished in favor of a beer-and-wine store.