Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Preservation Dallas will give a Preservation Achievement award to the Bishop Arts District next month.

Bishop Arts originally was developed in the 1920s and ’30s as small warehouses and shops. When the streetcar came in the 1930s, it became a trolley stop. The district began to decline sometime in the mid century, and by the 1970s, most of the buildings were boarded up, and it was home to a few businesses and a handful of artists and craftsmen.

Jim Lake Cos. began reviving the area in 1985, and it turned the corner in 1998 with city-funded improvements that made it into the vibrant shopping and restaurant district it is today.

The Friends of Oak Cliff Parks will receive the Stewardship Award award from Preservation Dallas for their dedication in beautifying our neighborhood’s old parks, including Lake Cliff, Kidd Springs and Kiest.

All of the winners will be honored in a ceremony at the Texas Theatre May 14.