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Monday, July 25, 2011

Never too old to learn

Preservation Dallas, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of Dallas’ buildings, neighborhoods and culture, has offered a series of adult education classes since 2003. Called the Summer Sizzler series, this year's classes include two of particular interest to mid-century enthusiasts.

Midcentury Modern Resources for Homeowners
July 26, 2011, 6:00-7:30pm

Speaker: Cliff Welch, AIA, Welch Architecture
Tuesday, July 26; 6:00-7:30pm

This talk will discuss the approach that one firm takes on resourcing and restoring post-war modern residential architecture and interiors. In addition to the overall design, this genre has its own palette of materials: from paint colors, plastic laminate, ceramic tile, cabinetry and furnishings.

White Rock Lake: The Centennial of an Urban Oasis

Speakers: Peggy Riddle, Jim Anderson, Sally Rodriguez 

Thursday, July 28; 6:00-7:30pm

This interactive program features little known facts about the White Rock area and never before seen photographs. Come ready to participate! This is your opportunity to ask the experts as well as provide your own memorable stories from this beloved area. Following will be a book signing for White Rock Lake by Sally Rodriguez.

I couldn't find a registration deadline, so apparently it's not too late, even though I was remiss in not announcing this sooner.  For details and registration form, go to the Preservation Dallas site.

For those of you who don't live in the Dallas, Texas, area, I highly recommend the Preservation Dallas site anyway. You can read about what's being done in our city and find links to valuable resources if you are interested in preserving your mid-century neighborhood.

MCM home in Greenway Parks


  1. I'll definitely visit the site, I am a believer in heritage preservation.

  2. There are links to mid-century preservation groups around the United States, as well as general information about restoring old homes. It's worth a look.

  3. So cool. I'd love to take a class like that! I'm going to check out the site just for fun.

  4. @Rhan: There's so much MCM activity in California. I noticed links to mid-century organizations in Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs.