A preserved shotgun house in the Tenth Street Historic District. Photo courtesy of bc Workshop

A preserved shotgun house in the Tenth Street Historic District. Photo courtesy of bc Workshop

The City of Dallas began tearing down nine old homes in the Tenth Street Historic District of Oak Cliff this week.

The homes had been put on a list of structures that the city’s Landmark Commission had approved for demolition. But neighbors in the historic freedman’s town sounded the alarm when they saw the city’s bulldozers and Bobcats.

City Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold requested a 60-day delay in demolition so she and her staff can take a closer look at the properties and people affected.

WFAA has the full story.