5. Virginia Manor 2011 List

 Virginia Manor located at the corner of Ft. Worth Ave. and Plymouth was built in 1948 at a cost of $1,236,700. There were 156 units total. The forty-two 2-bedroom units rented for $97.50 a month and the 114 one-bedroom units went for $80.50. They all had hardwood floors and built-in cabinetry like many of the surrounding Stevens Park Estate homes. They were the best the time offered.

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2. Jefferson Blvd. 2011 List

 With origins stretching back to the late 1800’s, Jefferson Blvd. is the longest contiguous stretch of historic buildings in the Southwest and Oak Cliff’s greatest historic resource. The area became prominent as a center for commerce and retail in the 1920’s and 30’s complete with a streetcar system. The rise of the automobile, the shopping mall and the desire for suburbia all contributed to the area’s decline.


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2010 Architecture at Risk List Status

1. Churches of Tenth St.
While OC Christian fell, Tyler St. Methodist is working on their Landmark status for next year's 100 anniversary of the church.

BONUS: Adamson High School - Landmarked

When local residents thought Oak Cliff Christian was threatened, they elected new trustee Eric Cowan.  While Eric couldn't save Oak Cliff Christian, he did save Adamson High School, along with Adamson Alumni and Preservation Dallas.  Much thanks to the Dallas CIty Council for its unanimous support on Adamson.

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1. Tenth St. Historic District 2011 List

 Adopted in 1993 as the 12th historic district in Dallas, Tenth Street Historic District is included in the National Register of Historic Places. When chosen for this designation, the district remained as one of the only intact Freedman's Towns in the nation. The cohesive collection of modest folk and vernacular dwellings date from the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. In this neighborhood, Oak Cliff Cemetery is the city’s oldest public cemetery, established in 1846 by William Beaty.

In Conclusion

It is important to mention that OOCCL's efforts are altruistic.  The public asked us what we could do in the future to be pro-active with regards to demolitions and this is an attempt to do that.  OOCCL cannot make anyone not tear down a building.

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