Dragon Streeters say the closing would snarl traffic and cut into their revenues. Some think the city, which may be leasing the bus company’s Lamar Street depot, is manipulating Greyhound. There are rumors of conflicts of interest and threats of an injunction if the city grants Greyhound’s wish. City officials call it growing pains.
“It’s like Solomon’s child,” says Gay Dehoff, director of the city’s property management department.
According to Dehoff, Councilwoman Barbara Mallory Caraway hopes to bring both sides to a compromise through public meetings. Otherwise it may come to a council vote. Caraway told owners at the February meeting she would make the ultimate decision, not the city council. Hmm….
Slocum Street Antiques Open House The Slocum Street Antique Dealers Association will host “Spring Into Slocum Street,” an antiques Open House on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shop your way up and down Slocum and enjoy wine, cheese, and a day of fine antiques. Drawings will be held for a $500 gift certificate good at any of the 22 Slocum Street Antique Dealers Association member stores.
“Victorian Artists in 19th-century England”
“Tom Wesselmann: Recent Paintings
“Jody Lee: Drawings”
“Contemporary British Painters III”
“Virgil Grotfeldt: Memories and Transformations”
“Rachelle Krieger and Areg Elibekian”
“Liz Ward: Increments”
“George Segal and the Nobility of Everyday Life: Memorial Exhibition”
“Living European Impressionist Artists”
“T. Stone: About Round: Spherical Thoughts,
“Contemporary Sculpture Invitational: Inside/Outside”
“Dorothy Antoinette La Selle: Selected Paintings
“Mac Whitney: The Underslung Series
“Matthew Sontheimer: Recent Work”
“Richard Stout: In Pursuit of the Sublime”
“Rene Wiley and J. Alex Potter”
“Al Held: New Watercolor Paintings”
“Brian Fridge: Video Installation”
“Ginger Huebner: Of the Land”
“Texas and Beyond: The Plein Air Landscapes by Jane Starks”
“Ray-Mel Cornelius: Road Trips”
—Danny Wettreich, founder of the European Art Gallery
what dallas wants
“Dallas collectors are going for styles that are not so over-the-top. There’s a great interest in Directoire, period Empire, and Regency, for instance. Late 19th-century pieces are also in demand—that’s when they started reproducing styles from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. They’re larger and more affordable, so they work quite well in modern homes.”
“Until a few years ago, Dallas was an ‘English town.’ When people started building French-influenced homes, French antiques became as strong as English. Our clients are drawn to Country French: it’s one of the few styles from Western Europe that is both elegant and casual.”
“People are looking for casual elegance—formal pieces they can use in a casual way. In magazines, we’re seeing more simplistic, neoclassical styles, which clients in town have been showing to their designers.”
“Whether it is Tole trays or glassware, people are really getting into accessories. I’m getting a lot of requests for antique transferware.”
“I’m seeing more interest in Italian accessories: little mirrors, sconces, and religious art. It fits well with Country French and the eclectic look. The timing is good because things from England and France are getting harder to find.”
“I think there’s still a big demand for Italian wine cellar-type furnishings among Dallas clients. Italian Renaissance and Italian Baroque chandeliers are popular. So is painted Venetian furniture, but it is very hard to find. This has been the pattern for about the past three years.”
“Dallas clients know more about antiques these days because of the Internet and shows like the Antiques Road Show, so they’re choosing quality over specific styles. They’d rather spend money on one great piece than on several that are merely ‘good.’”
4435 Middleton Rd.
Mark Domiteaux, AIA, and his family share this home just northwest of Preston Hollow. Originally designed by Ralph Kelman (architect of Lee Park Center and the recently lost art deco Dr Pepper building), the 1950s house is a gem.
957 Easton Pl.
Kelly James, one of the city’s leading landscape architects, and his wife Karen have renovated this modern house on a fabulous, private cul-de-sac. Limestone floors, slick walls, and a blend of eclectic and modern accents create a timely, contemporary interior.
Frank Welch, AIA, esteemed architect, photographer, and author, has been honored at every level for his work. This is a rare chance to view Frank’s newly completed residence in the Northern Hills neighborhood between Uptown and Highland Park.
600 Rainbow Dr.
Across a private bridge, over a ravine, perched up in the trees atop a rocky knoll, this 1941 Austin Stone home was once owned by one of the original developers of Oak Cliff. Through ongoing renovation efforts by Patricia and Bob Meckfessel, AIA, this house blends its traditional shell with simple, sophisticated interiors. Bob is former president of Preservation Dallas and the AIA’s Dallas chapter and is current president of the Dallas Architecture Forum.
This contemporary home was completed by Bob James, AIA, founding principal of James, Harwick + Partners, and his wife Vicki. Exposed concrete floors, clear maple cabinetry, and cream-colored masonry are the backdrop for dramatic views of a wooded creek off the rear deck.
This modest 1954 residence, which Clifford Welch, AIA, and his wife Donna have restored, is one of the few remaining by the late modernist Glenn Allen Galaway. Located on a creek east of White Rock Lake, its crisp horizontal lines and flowing interiors recall the early work of Philip Johnson.