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
[Between Live Oak & Swiss]
La Vista Drive
[6135 - 6243 Blocks]
[5948 - 6338 Blocks]
Live Oak Street
[5202 - 5320 Block]
[5418 - 5507 Block]
[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.
EAST DALLAS ATTRACTIONS
Lakewood Theater1825 Abrams Road
A fully restored,1938 Art Deco state-of-the-art entertainment venue.
Tenison Park Golf Course2.5 miles from Swiss Avenue Historic District
3501 Samuell Boulevard
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
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,