Preserving Dallas’ Most Renowned Architecture
Posted May 18th, 2012 | by The Update
From You+Dallas: The City of Dallas owns more than just a few significant historic gems such as the Hall of State at Fair Park, the DeGolyer House at the Arboretum, Sammons Center for the Arts and more.
But the City itself is not in the business of fixing-up old buildings. So why are they working to help preserve our edificial past?
It is these places that reveal and document our common history. They are what unites the past, present and future. Unlike mere decoration and design, these places are part of our ‘family’ archive, from which the story of Dallas unfolds.
The typical and somewhat clichéd notions of Dallas consist of the Dallas Cowboys, JFK and Southfork ranch; but we know otherwise. We know that Dallas is a great place to live and work because of the business, shopping, dining, the neighborhoods and parks, the recreation, the incredible culture and more. These places, these destinations, these edifices are what define us as a City; they are an expression of our shared experiences.
Preservation is a conscious choice, a decision-making process where we determine what to keep to inform and enrich our future. And then, we work to hang on to it.
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