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Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society

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Distinguished Architects Honored at Home Tour

04/09/2014

The Crow home will be open to tour on April 12 as part of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society annual home tour. 

When Al McClendon walks in the kitchen of his childhood home, he can still see where he sat at meals with his family. The kitchen in the historic home has since been expanded, but the home’s character and for McClendon, who chairs the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, the childhood memories remain.

For many historic Park Cities homes restoring them to their original condition is not financially feasible, nor would it make the homes as livable as the owners want. So the Preservation Society advocates that instead of tearing down a decades-old home, owners should contract with architects and builders who have the talent and experience to maintain the bones of the original house, while expanding it to include larger rooms, updated kitchens and baths and even more closets, McClendon said.

Several of the most skilled historic preservation architects will be honored as part of the 12th Annual Historic Home Tour on April 12.
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Many Thanks to Those Who Serve and Support

04/03/2014

Purple Stride raises funds and awareness for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Courtesy photos

Dallas Art Fair

With the cultivation of the world’s largest contiguous art district, all eyes are on Dallas as an epicenter for the creation of visual arts. Through its foundation, DAF has contributed more than $350,000 to support and promote the hardworking artists and artisans who’ve made our city a dynamic cultural destination.

14-Dallas-Art-Fair-2013-Preview-Gala-Shan Raoufi, Hudson

Shan Raoufi, Hudson

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society

It’s not about looking back. PCHPS’s mission is about envisioning a future that preserves the best of distinct architecture and iconic design across all ages. The group’s annual home tour offers a peek into the rich history of the Park Cities, and funds raised go toward a scholarship for HP graduates pursuing an interest in architectural restoration and preservation.
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Many Thanks to Those Who Serve and Support

04/03/2014

Purple Stride raises funds and awareness for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Courtesy photos

Dallas Art Fair

With the cultivation of the world’s largest contiguous art district, all eyes are on Dallas as an epicenter for the creation of visual arts. Through its foundation, DAF has contributed more than $350,000 to support and promote the hardworking artists and artisans who’ve made our city a dynamic cultural destination.

14-Dallas-Art-Fair-2013-Preview-Gala-Shan Raoufi, Hudson

Shan Raoufi, Hudson

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society

It’s not about looking back. PCHPS’s mission is about envisioning a future that preserves the best of distinct architecture and iconic design across all ages. The group’s annual home tour offers a peek into the rich history of the Park Cities, and funds raised go toward a scholarship for HP graduates pursuing an interest in architectural restoration and preservation.
Continue Reading…

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Annual Park Cities Home Tour – Appreciating Architecture, From Historic to New

03/12/2014

This architecturally interesting Mediterranean contemporary home at 3501 Saint Johns Drive in Highland Park fuses clean lines and a modern edge and offers comfortable and warm living. Listed for $2,995,000. Photo / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The annual Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Historical Home Tour includes a series of events designed to generate awareness of the role history and preservation play in enhancing the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the Park Cities communities. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to be a sponsor of the event, which takes place April 9-13. For more information visit pchps.org

Calendar of 2014 Events:

Saturday, April 12 – Home Tour 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 13 – Sunday Open House featuring properties for sale in the Park Cities of historic or architectural significance.

Wednesday, April 2 –Third PCHPS Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Series will be held at the Dallas Country Club. Featuring Harlan Crow on “Architectural Features and Historical Collections in the Harlan Crow Library.” The Proceeds benefit the PCHPS scholarship fund for Highland Park High School students.

The purpose of the annual Historic Home Tour week is to showcase architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities and illustrate how these homes have been restored or remodeled and updated to serve the lifestyle needs of families today.

For more beautiful homes, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with five offices in Dallas, Uptown, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.