Preservation Dallas is dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the city’s historic buildings, neighborhoods and places.

Preservation Dallas is a nonprofit membership organization. We champion initiatives to protect the history and culture of neighborhoods and historic buildings throughout the community, enhancing the quality of life and economic development of our great city. To do this, we:

  • Broker solutions for endangered historic properties through a network of architectural, development, finance and public policy professionals
  • Educate the public through tours, talks and events. We look at the many ways historic buildings and neighborhoods make Dallas a vibrant and viable place to live and work
  • Document, through surveys and research, the historic and cultural value of Dallas’ older neighborhoods and assist neighborhood organizations in promoting the features of these areas
  • Partner with neighborhoods as well as local and national organizations to advocate for historic preservation issues

Join us for:

Intown Outings
Our popular Intown Outings series takes members on a behind-the-scenes look at historic buildings and places.

Preservation Achievement Awards
Each year Preservation Dallas hosts an Achievement Awards honoring Dallas’ outstanding residential and commercial historic preservation projects and the individuals who are committed to making Dallas a better place to live by promoting its architectural heritage.

Historic House Specialist Seminar
Realtors may be certified as Historic House Specialists through an intensive two-day training course provided in partnership with the Metrotex Association of Realtors. This seminar is also open to owners or prospective owners of historic homes or anyone interested in learning about Dallas architects and developers, architectural styles, historic building research, making historic homes “green” or historic designations.

Resource Center
We maintain a resource library with valuable information about the architectural history of Dallas and its neighborhoods and offer friendly advice to people with questions about our city’s historic resources.

Preservation Advocacy
We work with government officials, property owners, other advocacy organizations and news media at the local, state and national levels to encourage the preservation and re–use of historic buildings and support the creation of historic and conservation districts. Current advocacy issues include protecting and expanding tax incentives for rehabilitation, the designation of significant individual buildings and districts and fostering the adaptive use of historic buildings in Dallas’ Central Business District and beyond. We have directly facilitated the renovation of two threatened historic buildings.

Summer Sizzlers
This popular annual series offers insights into local history and preservation topics from noted architects, specialists, and historians. Join us to delve deeper and learn about the lastest findings about Dallas’ architecture, art and history from a variety of perspectives. Cool refreshments provided!