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Preservation Dallas Tour and Book Signing

"Preservation Dallas Announces its Newly Released Historic Postcard Book and Tour of a Memorable Dilbeck House!"

Tour one of Dallas Landmarks, the Ralph J. and Mary Powers House, a 1936 Charles Dilbeck design inspired by the country farmhouses of Normandy.

The tour/talk is Wednesday, February 11 from 6-8pm. Location is 1125 Canterbury Court, Dallas, TX 75208.

Call 214-821-3290 or email to reserve your tickets. Tickets prices are $15 (tour and talk only) and $30 (tour, talk and autographed copy by all contributors of the book, Dallas Landmarks).

What a great event for a Wednesday! I had some trouble finding pictures of the Ralph and Mary Powers House - if you have any, please comment below and tell others where to find them! Until then, check out this site with other Dilbeck examples. The flyer I picked up has a few images of the house - it is laid out in beautiful white brick with a tranquil garden in the back. "The signature epitomizes his innovative design, use of textures, and his understanding of the natural woodland setting. One the tour you will see the architectural gems such as the front pigeonneir, original lime wash brick, turret enclosed spiral brick staircase, carved posts and distinctive ceiling treatments throughout the house." Sounds absolutely divine (as I throw the back of my hand to my forehead and let out a sigh ...)

About Dallas LandmarksDallas Landmarks
Dallas has a reputation as a progressive city—always ready to build something new to replace the old. In the late 19th century, as Dallas became the transportation and commercial center for North Texas, brick and stone edifices supplanted the simple frame structures of the early days. By the 1920s, the city was the financial capital of the region and boasted the tallest building west of the Mississippi. In 1936, Dallas hosted the Texas Centennial Exposition in Fair Park, an ensemble of art deco buildings that is a National Historic Landmark. As business grew, so did the skyline. Today Dallas has a rich collection of historic buildings that chronicle the city’s growth and progress.

About the Contributors
A team of local historians selected nearly 200 vintage postcards to illustrate the dynamic growth of Dallas throughout the 20th century. This book is a joint project of Dallas Heritage Village and Preservation Dallas, two organizations dedicated to preserving the architectural and cultural heritage of the city.

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