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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

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Beacon Street

[Between Live Oak & Swiss]

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Bryan Parkway

[5948 - 6338 Blocks]

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Bryan Street

[5418 - 5507 Block]

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La Vista Drive

[6135 - 6243 Blocks]

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Live Oak Street

[5202 - 5320 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

Cambria Dallas
Cambria Dallas

Cambria Dallas Downtown 1907 Elm Street 214-220-2900

Element Hotel
Element Hotel

On Gaston near Baylor Hospital 4005 Gaston Avenue 469-399-1049

Hotel Zaza
Hotel Zaza

2332 Leonard Street 888-880-3244

Magnolia Hotel
Magnolia Hotel

Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown 1401 Commerce Street 214-915-6500

Hotel Indigo
Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo Dallas Downtown 1933 Main Street 877-859-5095

Corinthian Bed & Breakfast
Corinthian Bed & Breakfast

4125 Junius Street 214-818-0400 Toll Free: 866-598-9988

The Adolphus Hotel
The Adolphus Hotel

The Adolphus Hotel Autograph Collection 1321 Commerce Street 214-742-8200

Dallas Marriott City Center
Dallas Marriott City Center

650 North Pearl Street 214-979-9000

Home2 Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton

Across from Baylor Hospital 3301 Gaston Avenue 214-765-2690

EAST DALLAS ATTRACTIONS

Latino Cultural Center
Latino Cultural Center

2600 Live Oak Devoted to Latino and Hispanic Cultural Arts

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum

8525 Garland Road On the shore of White Rock Lake 214-515-6615

White Rock Lake Park
White Rock Lake Park

Located 3 miles Northeast of the Swiss Avenue Historic District

Lakewood Theater
Lakewood Theater

1825 Abrams Road 214-827-5253 A fully restored,1938 Art Deco state-of-the-art entertainment venue.

Tenison Park Golf Course
Tenison Park Golf Course

2.5 miles from Swiss Avenue Historic District 3501 Samuell Boulevard 214-670-1402

Sons of Hermann Hall
Sons of Hermann Hall

3414 Elm Street 214-747-4422 Historic Deep Ellum live music venue

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. 

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Carved Limestone Fireplace

Foyer with Coffered Ceiling

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Morning Room with Bow Window

Master Bedroom

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Walnut Paneled Dining Room

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Living Room Sitting Area

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Kitchen with Built-In Hutch

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Master Dressing Room

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

CLICK HERE