Tagged: architecture

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The Charities of Swiss Avenue

Like many large cities, Dallas has unofficial districts for different industries. For example, there are a large cluster of interior decorating firms in the Design District, and a mother lode of car dealerships on...

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The Architecture of UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, or UT Dallas, is a college located in Richardson, Texas, several miles north of Dallas proper. (Why they don’t call it UT Richardson is a mystery to me....

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The Dallas Arts District

The Dallas Arts District is a small area on the northeast corner of Downtown Dallas. Though it was first envisioned in the late 1970s, most of the buildings have been erected in the last...

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The New Urbanism in Addison, Texas

Addison, Texas is an affluent suburb just north of Dallas. Addison is known for two things: the corporate headquarter buildings all along the Dallas North Tollway, and the plethora of restaurants along Belt Line...

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Highland Park Village: A Historic Strip Mall

Highland Park, Texas is an enclave municipality within the city of Dallas. Along with its northern neighbor, University Park, Highland Park forms the über-rich conurbation known as the Park Cities. Within Highland Park, right...

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A Dallas Postcard

I love the old postcards where the letters are filled with local landmarks. A few months ago, I created one for Springfield, Illinois. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to create one for my adopted...

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Meditations on Reunion Tower

Every great city needs a landmark, like the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Space Needle or the Gateway Arch. All of these monuments evoke their host cities in any context. Here in...

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A Rainy Day in the Bishop Arts District

The Bishop Arts District is a small shopping and dining district down in the southeast part of Dallas. It makes up just a couple of blocks of the Oak Cliff neighborhood, but there’ a...

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Ode to This Old House

I’ve been a fan of This Old House since I was a little kid. I liked it do much that my grandpa suggested I go into heating and cooking. Unfortunately, I couldn’t hammer a...