The district's position has softened, though; long ago, and after much ruckus raised by the Adamson Alumni, DISD ditched plans to put wrecking ball to building. And so it moves one step closer to designation: Yesterday the Designation Committee met to finalize its designation report, and, as expected, district reps showed up to hash out final changes before it's sent to the Landmark Commission for a final okee-doke later this year. I couldn't make it to the meeting last night, so I asked Katherine Seale, exec director of Preservation Dallas and a member of the committee, for a recap. She writes:
Karl Crawley, consultant for DISD, and Orlanda Alameda, DISD, attended the meeting. They requested more flexibility in the preservation criteria to accommodate future plans. The committee did not feel that any of the requests would harm the building's historic integrity, so after some discussion, we made the changes and sent the entire designation report, criteria and exhibit on to LMC with a recommendation to approve. City Attorneys are now finalizing the report and will submit to LMC for their consideration in November.After the jump, a draft of the designation criteria dated last week, and an intriguing look at Adamson's additions year by year and what, exactly, would be protected by designation.