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Mid-Century Modern - An Endangered Species
Everyone can agree the Parthenon is a historical building worth saving, but as the time span between now and a building's construction date narrows, it gets a little harder to make a determination between what will be saved and what will be replaced with a high rise.
This is one of the reasons Bill and I are active members of Preservation Dallas. We want to see the architectural history of Dallas preserved. We love new as much as anyone, but we also appreciate the need to save some things for the future. Every month we go to PD's In-Town Outing and in May we had the pleasure of visiting one of Dallas' endangered species - a Mid-Century Modern Office Building.
This gorgeous edifice at 2151 Fort Worth Avenue in Oak Cliff is one you might drive right past without even seeing it. The one-story commercial building, set back from the street and nestled into large trees, might not grab your attention, unless Mid-Century Modern happens to be one of your favorite styles - as it is mine. However, you should sit up and take notice.