2012 FALL ARCHITECTURAL TOUR
Saturday, November 10

 

Photography: Steve Clicque and Preservation Dallas

For Fall Architectural Tour attendees, Saturday, November 10, began with continental breakfast at the Angelika Theater.  Following the breakfast was the architectural symposium featuring keynote speakers renowned Dallas architect Frank Welch, FAIA, and Willis Winters, FAIA, award-winning author, historian and architect.  Frank and Willis discussed the development and significant architecture of Greenway Parks.  On this perfect fall day six exquisite homes were opened up for the tour, with an additional seventh home for Patron ticket holders and Sponsors.

Photography: Carter Rose at FDLuxe

Photography: Steve Clicque

ABOUT GREENWAY PARKS

Greenway Parks was plated in 1925 by the architect and engineer David R. Williams. In a Dallas Morning News article of that year, real estate agent Porter Lindsley boasted that, “Greenway Parks is more than just another addition—it is the evolution of a wholly modern idea, one strikingly unique and the first exclusive residential section of its kind ever opened in the South.” Known as a garden suburb, Greenway Parks was designed by Williams following planning practices popularized by British and American designers such as Ebenezer Howard, Frederick Law Olmsted, Henry Wright and Clarence Stein. Although other Dallas neighborhoods, such as Lakewood, Bluff View Estates, and Kessler Park, included garden suburb characteristics – landscaped boulevards, small parks, and curving streets that followed natural topography – Greenway Parks is considered the preeminent example of suburban design in Dallas of its time; no other neighborhood achieved its integration of the landscape as “the unifying infrastructural element of the community.” Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Greenway Parks encompasses an exemplary and diverse collection of notable houses representing the evolution of American architectural styles over eight decades.