News About At-Risk Buildings and Neighborhoods

4. Sharrock Cabin 2012

Sharrock Family Cabin

Few Oak Cliff residents are aware that in Southwest Oak Cliff rests an intact early settlers cabin and barn dating back to around 1847. What sets this apart from John Neely Bryan’s cabin or ones like it is that they are still on the actual site where they were built. While the cabin has been largely shored up and tented by the Dallas Parks Department, the barn has not. It is leaning and moved slightly with out recent rains. Both structures need attention sooner rather than later to preserve this enduring piece of our history that still survives from over 150 years ago.

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5. 1901 Ramsey 2012

This commercial structure, built circa 1920, is surrounded by residences and located near the old Dallas Streetcar Line 46, which cut diagonally through the Trinity Heights. Trinity Heights was a subdivision, annexed by the City of Dallas in the 1920’s, with it’s own school system, post office and water facilities.

Henry Braley purchased the Ramsey property in 1918, and it is believed that the building was constructed soon after, based on the 1922 Sanborn Maps. Braley was one of the founders of the Texas Kennel Club in 1898, and he and his wife were active with breeding and showing dogs while living at the Ramsey address.

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