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A BIT About Our District

The Swiss Avenue Historic District, in Old East Dallas, is a diverse neighborhood containing the finest collection of Early 20th Century residential architecture in the entire Southwest. Established in 1905 by real-estate developer, Robert Munger, it was designated in 1973 as the first historic district in the City of Dallas. It is an official Dallas Landmark District and, in 1974, the entire District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The boundaries of The Swiss Avenue Historic District include portions of some of the city's earliest streets:

Beacon Street • Bryan Street • Bryan Parkway 

La Vista Drive • Live Oak Street • Swiss Avenue

Beacon Street

[Between Live Oak & Swiss]

La Vista Drive

[6135 - 6243 Blocks]

Bryan Parkway

[5948 - 6338 Blocks]

Live Oak Street

[5202 - 5320 Block]

Bryan Street

[5418 - 5507 Block]

Swiss Avenue

[4902 - 6102 Blocks]

Swiss Avenue Founders Share Stories

An article from the April 24, 2012 edition of the Lakewood/East Dallas ADVOCATE featuring five of the residents who fought to establish The Swiss Avenue Historic District, the first historic district in the City of Dallas.

CLICK HERE OR ON THE PHOTO TO VIEW THE STORY

NEARBY LODGING

Element Hotel
On Gaston near Baylor Hospital
4005 Gaston Avenue
469-399-1049
Hotel Zaza
2332 Leonard Street
888-880-3244
Magnolia Hotel
Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
1401 Commerce Street
214-915-6500
Hotel Indigo
Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown
1933 Main Street
877-859-5095
Corinthian Bed & Breakfast
4125 Junius Street
214-818-0400
Toll Free: 866-598-9988
The Adolphus Hotel
The Adolphus Hotel
Autograph Collection
1321 Commerce Street
214-742-8200
Dallas Marriott City Center
650 North Pearl Street
214-979-9000
Home2 Suites by Hilton
Across from Baylor Hospital
3301 Gaston Avenue
214-765-2690
Deep Ellum Hostel
2801 Elm Street
214-712-8118
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EAST DALLAS ATTRACTIONS

Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak
Devoted to Latino and Hispanic Cultural Arts
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
On the shore of White Rock Lake
214-515-6615
White Rock Lake Park
Located 3 miles Northeast of the Swiss Avenue Historic District
Lakewood Theater
1825 Abrams Road
214-827-5253
A fully restored,1938 Art Deco state-of-the-art entertainment venue.
Tenison Park Golf Course
2.5 miles from Swiss Avenue Historic District
3501 Samuell Boulevard
214-670-1402
Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm Street
214-747-4422
Historic Deep Ellum live music venue
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The Aldredge House

DALLAS' FIRST DESIGNATED HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM

5500 SWISS AVENUE

The Historic Aldredge House sits at the epicenter of the Swiss Avenue Historic District. Donated by Rena Munger Aldredge to the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation, this French Eclectic masterpiece with Beaux Arts elements was designed by renowned architect, Hal Thomson, and has been designated by the city as Dallas' first historic house museum. It provides the entire community with educational programs, tours, and outreach to promote the benefits of historic preservation, cultural traditions, architecture, and the arts. 

Carved Limestone Fireplace

Foyer with Coffered Ceiling

Morning Room with Bow Window

Master Bedroom

Walnut Paneled Dining Room

Living Room Sitting Area

Kitchen with Built-In Hutch

Master Dressing Room

To learn more about the Aldredge House and to help support its civic and cultural programs,

CLICK HERE