Dwayne Jones

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Odds and Sods: Of Michaels, the Meadows Foundation and the Eternal Sunshine of Downtown Dallas

    While we wait for Sam to post from the city council briefing -- where, for the first time, the entire council will discuss the smoking ordinance -- a few random notes. First, a Friend of Unfair Park points us toward the latest earnings report from Irving-based arts-and-craft emporium Michaels Stores ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    No, Really -- Now Meet Preservation Dallas' New Executive Director

    Katherine Seale is the new exec director in charge of trying to keep historic buildings from becoming parking lots and condos Well, so much for this. About three months back, we announced -- rather prematurely, turns out -- that Preservation Dallas had appointed a new executive director to replace D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007

    Preservation Dallas' New Executive Director Should Be a Fine Hire

    Mary Frank New construction like this home in Midway Hollow has put the neighborhood on Preservation Dallas' Most Endangered list. We've been hearing for weeks that Preservation Dallas has finally chosen a replacement for former executive director Dwayne Jones, who left for the Galveston Historical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    Preservationist off the Reservation

    Mark Graham In this photo, taken in June 2005, Dwayne Jones stands inside a historic South Dallas farmhouse he fought to save. Over the last few years, Dwayne Jones has proved himself an invaluable resource for both Unfair Park and its paper version. As executive director of Preservation Dallas, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2006

    Yeah, Absolutely, Highland Park Sucks

    Of course they're putting up nothing but "towering structures" in Highland Park. It's easier to crap on the rest of us when you're higher up. There's an Associated Press story from this afternoon about how some folks in Oxford, Mississippi, are trying to get their neighborhood designated as a histor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2006

    Land Banks

    Preservation Dallas is in the middle of its Summer Preservation Institute, described on its Web site as "professional adult education classes that offer various introductions to local preservation issues and history." Courses are $20 each, except for the two—day professional courses, which run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    Hell House

    This historic home on Bryan Parkway is either a landmark or a teardown. The courts are deciding now. The neighbors too. And not in a nice way. Oh boy. The Hatfields is loaded up, and them McCoys got blood in their eyes too. This is when I really love my neighborhood. I live down the block from a hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2006

    Hotel Taxed

    The Stoneleigh Court Apartment Hotel was built in 1923. It probably won't get a facelift till 2016. Tomorrow, the city council will likely vote to give the Stoneleigh Hotel $2.5 million so its owners can rennovate, remediate and otherwise redo the 83-year-old Maple Avenue hotel. That money will com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    Live from City Hall

    Among those in the audience is Dwayne Jones, executive director of Preservation Dallas, who says he is "perplexed" by the outrage being directed toward the plan and the council committee that approved it. Contrary to the opinions of the speakers snaked around the council chambers, who insist Forward ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    The Undiscovered City

    This morning, I took a drive with my favorite tour guide, Preservation Dallas' honcho Dwayne Jones, who offered me a sneak peek at the list of Dallas' 11 most endangered properties, which he is releasing tomorrow. Though it won't be official till then--there are still facts to be checked, etc.--lemm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2006

    Preservation Haul

    Preservation Dallas The Crozier Tech building downtown has to be sold. The out-of-town owners ain't in a hurry. Shame. Tomorrow, Mayor Laura and the rest of the City Council will stop down and recognize the fact May is Preservation Month in Dallas—and, yeah, it's a little late in the month, b ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    This Teardown Town

    South Dallas' history is in danger of being demolished, so why are so few protecting it?

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Belo Bashing

    The News' parent levels a historic building as the paper opines for a new hotel