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Occasional March 2016

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43rd Annual Mother's Day Home Tour

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" That famous line from a holday song could apply equally to the arrival of Spring and the upcoming 43rd annual Mother's Day Home Tour. The District is grateful to homeowners Lee & Bryan Jones, Sandra and Colin Fite, Michelle and Barry Lovalvo, Risa Weinberger and Mike Carleton, Louise and Tyler Bexley, Rev. Neal and Varita Michell for opening their homes and to Munger Place Church for opening the church sanctuary for the Tour.

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Occasional July 2015

 

SAHD Recognized At 2015 Preservation Achievement Award Ceremony

In a ceremony at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on April 8, 2015, the Swiss Avenue Historic District received a special tribute for its pioneering role as the first historic district in the City of Dallas. At the ceremony, David Preziosi, Executive Director of Preservation Dallas said "before the Swiss Avenue Historic District was established in 1973 it was almost destroyed by high-rise development and disinvestment.

Support Your Local Scout!

SAHD resident and Eagle Scout candidate extraordinaire, Vance Holub, has approached our friends at The Friends of the Santa Fe Trail with his proposal to install a rest area under the East Grand Bridge as his official Eagle Scout Project. He is requesting donations to fund a slab, benches, a picnic table, a trashcan, and a water fountain. He is on his way to raising $10,000 for the project. But he needs our help to reach his goal. If you could donate to this worthwhile endeavor, Vance, the Trail and the entire community woul appreciate any amount you can share.

Citizen Input Opportunity

For all Swiss Aveue Historic District residents who are interested in providing input to the city, there is a new online public forum, just launched, that allows you to provide your views and opinions on planned community projects and initiatives. For details, see the announcement below from Dallas City Manager, A.C. Gonzalez.

The address to connect is TALKDALLAS.com

Occasional November 2014

SAHD Elects New Officers and Approves 2014-2015 Budget

At the annual meeting of residents in September, new officers were elected for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Newly elected officers are:

President: Joanna Hampton; Vice President: Bob Ruckman; Secretary: Michelle Manners; Treasurer: Peter Loh; Parliamentarian: Cameron Kinvig

Directors at Large: Bob Bracken, Jeff Bryan, Roger Carroll, Linda Solomon

Committee chairs for the coming year are: Planning and Zoning: Tom Bonifield, Beautification: Marilyn Waisanen, Children's Committee: Kim McCrea, Social Committee: Natalie Bodak, Community

Provide Us Your Input

Share Your Thoughts On The City Of Dallas' Renaissance Plan

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is currently updating its comprehensive plan, known as the Renaissance Plan, as well as conducting its first recreation master plan.  A large component of both planning efforts is citizen input.  Input is needed to assist the department in determining priorities as it moves forward.  The survey link below will allow you to share valuable input into the ongoing devleopment of the Renaissance Plan. Your contribution is very much appreciated.

Thank you for  your assistance. The link is below.

The Sanborn Maps of The SAHD

Planning A Remodel? You Might Want To Check The Sanborn Maps 

We recently received an email from a Swiss Avenue neighbor who discovered a helpful resource that might come in handy if you are planning to restore a property in our district that includes a guest house. Due to zoning rules, if you are restoring a guest house that includes a bath and kitchen, you might need to provide documentation that your home's address originally included a second dwelling. One resource for providing this documentation are The Sanborn Insurance Maps, drafted in the early 1920s.

The Sanborn Maps are located

Occassional (July 2014)

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

I wanted to take this opportunity to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone that put so much time, effort and energy into making this year's Mother's Day Home Tour the success that it was! I'm personally extremely grateful for everyone that stepped in to fill important roles to get the job done, put their beautiful homes on tour, helped sustain the district for another year, and helped our Mother's Day tradition grow even bigger and better.

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April, 4, 2016

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43rd Annual Mother's Day Home Tour

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" That famous line from a holday song could apply equally to the arrival of Spring and the upcoming 43rd annual Mother's Day Home Tour. The District is grateful to homeowners Lee & Bryan Jones, Sandra and Colin Fite, Michelle and Barry Lovalvo, Risa Weinberger and Mike Carleton, Louise and Tyler Bexley, Rev. Neal and Varita Michell for opening their homes and to Munger Place Church for opening the church sanctuary for the Tour. The Home Tour Committee is making plans for the weekend and soliciting sponsorships and volunteers. Last year's food service vendor in Savage Park, Amazing Caterers, will once again be providing food and beverages in the park throughout the weekend, including the popular Mother's Day Brunch. A full lineup of entertainment in the Park and an interesting roster of speakers for the Speaker's Series at the Aldredge House are also quickly firming up. The Committee encourages everyone to participate in some way on May 7 and 8 - docents are needed for all of the homes, volunteers are always welcome in Savage Park, tour bus ambassadors are needed to act as tour guides on the shuttle buses, and volunteers are needed to help with weekend deliveries of ice, water and ticket brochures to the homes (added bonus here is that the volunteers get to drive around in the street carts we provide!). The Home Tour is the District's only fund raising event of the year and the funds raised are used to pay for extra police patrols in the neighborhood, children's and adult social events during the year, special needs in our neighborhood schools, beautification of the neighborhood (see page 4 regarding the recent renovations at Savage Park). Please help us to make the 43rd annual Mother's Day Home Tour a great success for our neighborhood. 

 

October 22, 2015

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

 

SAHD Recognized At 2015 Preservation Achievement Award Ceremony

In a ceremony at the Scottish Rite Cathedral on April 8, 2015, the Swiss Avenue Historic District received a special tribute for its pioneering role as the first historic district in the City of Dallas. At the ceremony, David Preziosi, Executive Director of Preservation Dallas said "before the Swiss Avenue Historic District was established in 1973 it was almost destroyed by high-rise development and disinvestment. The homeowners at that time banded together to protect the incredible neighborhood and through historic district status and many years of investment by property owners, the Historic District is now the crown jewel of East Dallas. It stands as the finest example of an early 20th century planned neighborhood with an eclectic mix of houses representing virtually every popular residential design style of the day. The Swiss Avenue Historic District is truly a success story and one that blazed a trail for other future historic districts in Dallas to follow." Accepting the award for the District was Joanna Hampton, SAHDA President, and several of the original founders of the District including Virginia McAlester, Lyn Dunsavage, Harryette Ehrhardt, Larry Offutt and Martha Heimberg. Also at the ceremony the founders of the Historic Preservation League (now Preservation Dallas), most of whom were also founders of the Swiss Avenue Historic District, received the Dorothy Savage Award, the highest award that Preservation Dallas gives to an individual or group.

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