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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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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – 7:00PM

Friday, August 28, 2015 – 6 PM - 8 PM

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.

To Access A PDF Version Of The July 2015 Occasional, Click On The Link Below.