Headline: Dallas to consider protecting historic Cedars home that Time Warner wants to raze
Last summer I visited The Dallas Heritage Village while in Dallas for a dog show. The Village is dog friendly and Bentley and I enjoyed our stroll on a hot July day. I shared some of the buildings here. I follow the Village on Facebook and was stunned this week when they showed a charming blue Victorian home in the Cedars neighborhood with a bulldozer parked in front of it. Time Warner was about to tear it down to build a new downtown operations hub and parking lot. Fortunately, the Dallas Landmark Commission has taken action to halt the demolition, at least for now.
Today on Facebook there was a link to the Dallas Morning News' City Hall Blog with details of the history of this house, at least what has been quickly found. As I understand it, if the Commission can prove the house has historic significance it will be spared. The Village estimates it would cost a million dollars to move the house to their property, restore it and maintain it. City Hall Blog Dallas Morning News
I don't have any pictures to share here, but click on over to the article and look at what a glorious house this had to have been. I can only imagine what it looked like when new and hope it can be saved from the bulldozer. (Personal note: shame on Time Warner!)