Parsing the Aldredge House Controversy

Who's in the right in the Swiss Avenue dispute?

I keep trying to ignore the Aldredge House controversy, because I guess I keep thinking it will just go away. In addition, people whose opinions I like and respect have come down on opposing sides of the issue.

As I understand it, the deal is that the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance, a fairly well-heeled group of individuals, owns a fantastic, well-preserved old house on Swiss Avenue. To support its mission, the Society has turned day-to-day management of the space over to a special events company, which makes it available for weddings, parties, etc., much to the chagrin of surrounding neighbors.

WFAA’s David Schechter broke the story first, followed by Fox 4 and CBS DFW’s Andrea Lucia a few days later. The Dallas Morning News ran a “Pro and Con” opinion piece pairing last week, following a contentious Landmark Commission meeting. Then, a few days ago, another “Sounding Off” piece. Plus another recent piece by Wilonsky.

Candy Evans has also written quite a bit about it herehere, here and here.

So todays’s the big day in front of the Board of Adjustment:

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And with that, I’ll leave you with a slick video from the neighboring residents — featuring a close-up of panties!