Historic Dallas, Volume 9, Number 1, January-February 1986 Page: 4 of 8
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Page 4 Historic Dallas January-February, 1986
Cafe Brannon Opening Benefits F.A. Brown Home Preservation I
(Photos by Paparazzi)
Quotable Quotes C
"If most preservationists were honest, T
they would admit that they seek to preserve ec
ancient buildings and sites because these add fir
to the variety and beauty in life that is daily
more mechanized and stereotyped. Yet too C]
often conscience enters in and makes them
feel that they must scrabble about and h
discover some high purpose that will justify di
their preoccupations."-Walter M. Whitehill, li
in With Heritage So Rich, 1966.
"Cities live and cities die. They are grow- se
ing organisms that have a life cycle just as
a tree or cicada has a life cycle."- Alex Bur- Ti
ton, "In My Opinion," The Dallas Downtown fir
Dallas Mayor A. Starke Taylor, Jr., shown here sharing News, December 2-8, 1985.
a laugh with Dallas County Historical Commission chair-
man Shirley Caldwell, was an honored guest at the .L
December 11 benefit at Cafe -Brannon.e ny
Background buildings: Buildings that may
lack exemplary character or significance but
that are nonetheless essential to maintain a be
sense of place. T
Demolition by neglect: The destruction ofM
One of Cafe Brannon's owners, Robert Ellington, (r.) welcomes Mr. and Mrs. P.L. McKinnly to the Debiin by c:hdestrcof
Brown Farm Home benefit. a building caused by abandonment or lack of
Fabric: The physical material of a building,
structure or city, connoting an interweaving
of component parts.
Material culture: Tangible objects used by
people to cope with the physical world, such
as utensils, structures and furnishings, all of
which provide evidence of culturally deter- .
Mr. and Mrs. John Winniford were especially pleased with L eagueb
the large attendance at the benefit for the F.A. Brown
nFarmHome. Mrs. Winniford is a descendant of the
Brown family and is a member of the League's F.A. n oc
Brown Farm Home Council.
Slogan Contest N
Calendar of H
As part of the kick-off for our 1986 r
E vents membership drive. Historic Preservation hi
League announces a campaign for a new S
March 2 - Sun.-A Toast to Texas. Gala slogan for the League. The slogan will grace IV
fund-raiser, including celebrity a new bumper sticker and other publications. H
toastmasters, dedication of national, state The winner will receive a "Historic ai
and city historic markers for Dallas Plaza Preservation League Survival Kit" which will N
Hotel and drawings for door prizes. Dallas
Plaza Hotel, 1933 Main. 6-9 p.m. See ar- consist of. r
Mark Davis, co-owner of Cafe Brannon, welcomes Deborah Overstreet and Judy Huey to the December tile elsewhere in this issue for ticket ok
11 festivities. prices. 1. A sterling silver keychain.o
March 6-8 - Thurs.-Sat.-Texas State 2. A copy of the new HPL publication, A ta
Historical Association, Texas Historical Guide to the Older Neighborhoods of Dallas. fl
Commission, Council of Texas Ar- 3. A. copy of A Field Guide to American e
cheologists, Texas Oral History Associa- Houses by Lee and Virginia McAlester. 01
tion and Texas Historical Foundation are 4. A free ticket to the Griffon Awards
all meeting at the same time but in ceremony. ci
- separate locations around Austin. Contact r
each organization for details. Entries should be no more than 8 words c
March 6-9 - Thurs.-Sun.-Eleventh Annual in length. Entries ust be submitted no later tc
Tri Delta Charity Antiques Show. East than March 15, 1986.r m bl tc
Ballroom, Dallas Convention Center. For d
more information call 739-3320. -""""""
Now - March 14-Special Sesquicentennial Entry Form: 0
Exhibit: "Alamo Images: Changing 0
Perceptions of a Texas Experience," in Name: C
the DeGolyer Reading Room, Fikes Hall N0
of Special Collections, Fondren Library Address:__
West, SMU, Dallas. For further informa- r
tion call 692-3231. L
Now - May 15-Lone Star Adventure Pro- D
ject. Presented Tues.-Fri. from 9 a.m. to Day phone: B
12 Noon, Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas. Ent: a_
For further information call 421-4136.-r
- _April 6-May 10-Exhibit: "Broken Star-Post _a
Civil War Freedom Quilts. Made by Black
Women During 1866-1900." Museum of You may submit more than one entry.
African American Life and Culture. Bishop Mail to: Slogan Contest, Historic
College. Preservation League, 2902 Swiss
May 11-17-National Historic Preservation Ave., Dallas 75204. b
Rebecca Norton (.) joins the League's first vice president Linda Hankinson (c.) and formerLeague presi- Week. Events to be announced later. n
dent Trudy O'Reilly (r.) at the Cafe Brannon opening. - - - - - - - - - - - -
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