Nominate an endangered building for Preservation Dallas list

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

As development encroaches on our neighborhood, Preservation Dallas wants to know which buildings or areas are most in need of protection.

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There’s the Oak Cliff United Methodist Church, which is currently on the market and would require approval from the city’s Landmark Commission for demolition or major changes.

There’s the Bishop Arts District, where developers are tearing down homes seemingly every day.

There’s Jefferson Boulevard, which is receiving a ton of interest from new urbanists, thankfully. But all but one of the buildings lack protection from demolition.

And there’s the Continental Avenue bridge, recently named for former Dallas mayor and pro-toll roader Ron Kirk. It would have to be at least partially demolished for the planned Trinity toll road.

Nominate a building, roadside sign, bridge, monument or other public art, historic or cultural landscape or archaeological site for Preservation Dallas’ seventh-annual endangered architecture list using this form.

Oak Cliff sites that have made the list in the past include the Tenth Street Historic District, Wynnewood Shopping Village, the now-bygone motor courts of Fort Worth Avenue, the old Adamson High School and the “vanishing community around Adamson.”

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