Architect Herbert M. Greene could be considered the landmark architect of Dallas. His work includes many landmarks that continue to enchant us and bring early Dallas to life. Herbert M. Greene designed the most iconic home in Highland Park at 4101 Beverly Drive. During this same time period, in the early 1900s, he designed the Neiman Marcus building, the Dallas Morning News building, the Belo Mansion, Dallas First National Bank, Dallas First United Methodist Church, and the Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Herbert Greene designed buildings of various styles from gothic for churches to Beaux-Arts for residences, and Sullivanesque for commercial buildings. It is important to know that Herbert M. Greene was raised in Illinois and graduated with an architectural degree from the University of Illinois in 1893 during the height of Sullivanesque architecture. He came to Dallas with the continuing migration of influential people who originally lived in Illinois and became leaders in Dallas. Historian Susanne Starling in the Dallas Legacies article wrote about the first family to build a home in Dallas. They came from Illinois, not far from the boyhood home of Herbert M. Greene.
Architect Herbert M. Greene Homes
Example of homes architect Herbert M. Greene designed.
The home at 4101 Beverly designed in 1912 expresses the exuberant grandeur of Beaux-Arts mansions. 4101 Beverly is still the centerpiece of Highland Park, across from the Country Club on... See More on 4101 Beverly Drive, Highland Park, Texas
Architect Herbert M. Greene designed this home for his family. Iconic architect Herbert M. Greene designed this architecturally significant home for his family. Some of my favorite homes are homes... See More on 4511 Highland Drive, Highland Park, Texas
Thoughts on the Contributions of Architect Herbert M. Greene
Herbert Greene is known as one of the partners of Greene LaRoche, and Dahl. In 1914 he designed the Italianate home at 4101 Beverly on 6.6 acres. His firm also designed 6701 Turtle Creek. Herbert Greene is also attributed with designing In 1900 the Belo Mansion at 2101 Ross.