Three Oak Cliff properties worthy of Preservation Dallas awards

Town home residences at 1038 Kings Highway

Preservation Dallas named the Longhorn Ballroom, the Statler Hotel & Residences, Dallas High School and the old Dallas Municipal Building among its awardees for preservation achievement recently.

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Three of the buildings that won preservation awards are in our neighborhood.

Oak Cliff-based boutique real estate developer Christian Chernock’s new build at 1038 Kings Highway, pictured at top, won for its example as new multifamily construction that fits into the historic surrounding neighborhood.

Robert and Brenda Garza won for the renovation of their historic home on Lake Cliff Park, at 223 E. Sixth, pictured above.

Here’s how it looked when the Garzas bought it:

Arts Mission Oak Cliff, formerly known as Winnetka Congregational Church, won for Todd and Lola Lott’s painstaking restoration of an 89-year-old church.

winnetka heights church

Read more about that restoration here.

Julie Richey. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

The St. Jude Chapel in Downtown also won the Gail Thoma Patterson award, which is reserved for significant contributions to architectural preservation in Dallas. While that’s not in our neighborhood, one of our neighbors, Julie Richey, oversaw restoration of the chapel’s mosaic mural. Read more about that here.

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