Swiss Avenue - Dallas, TX

On Jan. 1 we joined other walkers in Dallas (in spite of the 40 degree weather) for a walk in the Swiss Avenue Historic District. This was the first deed-restricted neighborhood in Texas. It was the first paved street in Dallas. In 1973, it was designated as Dallas' first historic district. On 03/28/74, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Walk Started Here.

A curious passerby asks what we are doing.
Hope he decides to join in the fun.



Old theater is being renovated into a bowling alley.

Ed and Carol



This house in included in the Swiss Ave Historic District even though it isn't on Swiss Ave.

Entrance gates to Swiss Avenue.


The Swiss Avenue Historic District represents virtually every popular residential design style of the day, including Mediterranean, Spanish, Spanish Revival, Georgian, Mission, Prairie, Craftsman, Neoclassical, Italian Renaissance, Tudor and Colonial Revival.









Ellen was on her way back to the finish when I stopped to chat.



Carol perused the book selection.

Two life size bronze figures are pushing a stainless steel ball.





Several of the homes had plaques like this one giving a snippet of information.



Tiny triangular pocket park.

Memorial to the people who worked to
get this area listed as a historic district.











Walkers headed out on the walk, while we are headed back in.

Deborah and Dave working start/finish.
Ellen visiting with them while she waits for her friends to finish.