The City of Dallas is putting a 45-day halt on the demolition of an old house in the L.O. Daniel neighborhood.
The house at 218 N. Marlborough triggered the city’s demolition delay ordinance because of its age and location in the Rosemont National Historic District.
The house could be over 100 years old; Dallas Central Appraisal District lists the year built as 1919. That would make it 14 years younger than the L.O. Daniel mansion and six years older than Sunset High School.
Heritage Oak Cliff describes the house, which is in use as an apartment building, as “an airplane bungalow in good condition.” Airplane bungalows are so named because of the half story that sits atop the first like the cockpit over the fuselage of an old-fashioned airplane.
The property’s owner will have 45 days to meet with the city and consider alternatives to demolition.