100 Best Past Architects

The Architectural Lineage of Great Architects Influences Today’s Design

Douglas Newby is known for his broad knowledge of Dallas-area historic homes.

Steve Brown
Dallas Morning News Real Estate Editor

National award-winning Realtor Douglas Newby identifies the best 100 Dallas architects who have left their architectural mark on Dallas. These significant Dallas architects may be living and not practicing or deceased, but in either case have designed an important body of work that we continue to enjoy.

Douglas Newby has also selected 100 best practicing architects for you to learn about and to possibly design an architecturally significant home for you.

Hal Thomson introduced the architecturally refined mansion to Dallas. He was an architect with a background of privilege, the son of a prominent Texas oil and cattle man. He was educated in elite private and preparatory schools before he attended the University of Texas, followed by an additional bachelor’s and master’s degree from MIT in 1906.


Architect David Williams is celebrated as the godfather of Texas Modern Homes. National award-winning Realtor Douglas Newby has selected homes designed by David Williams which he discusses and includes photographs of these modern homes below. You will also find on this page a video Douglas Newby created of the Greenway Parks neighborhood that David Williams designed.


Normandy Cottage by Architect Mark Lemmon

Mark Lemmon attained his under graduate degree from University of Texas in 1912 and his architecture degree from MIT in 1916. Mark Lemmon had a career interspersed with partners that were both Classicists and Modernists. His prolific success came from commercial, academic, ecclesiastical and residential projects. In his 50-year career that started after World War I, he successfully worked in many styles.


Arch Swank was born June 2, 1913, in Wills Point, Texas, and received his architecture degree from Texas A&M in 1936. Janet Kendell formally introduced Arch Swank to O’Neil Ford after she met Arch on a ship carrying them back from Europe. Swank and Ford worked years together and collaborated on many projects.


Marion Fooshee (1888-1956) & James Cheek (1895-1970) both trained under and worked for Hal Thomson, the most eloquent designer of the early twentieth century. Fooshee apprenticed with Thomson instead of going to college and Fooshee attended the University of Texas at Austin first. When they created their own firm, they continued designing society homes in the gracious and eclectic style of Hal Thomson.


Alexander Planning Service, Dallas Architectural Firm

The Alexander Planning Service worked on many projects including 4456 Rheims Place, a Highland Park home.


Anton Korn, Dallas Architect

Anton Korn designed many impressive homes in Dallas and Highland Park just prior to and in the 1920s. He may have been the only architect of his caliber to have also been involved in speculative homes in this period, maybe even as a partner in a home building company. By the 1930s he was the prominent Dallas architect of significant homes.


Arch C. Baker, Dallas Architect

Architect Arch C. Baker worked on several homes in the 1920s and the 1930s in the Highland Park neighborhood.


Arthur Elliott Thomas, Dallas Architect

While primarily a commercial architect, Arthur Elliott Thomas started his practice in 1925 with designing single-family homes as part of the Dallas Daily Times Herald Perfect Homes project. He designed an English Tudor cottage, one of the first two Perfect Homes that were showcased along with the building and construction of the first 12 homes in what is known as Pasadena Additions 1 and 2 in Lakewood, which now include over 125 homes.


Bertram C. Hill, Dallas Architect

Bertram Hill designed in 1927 one of the most imposing houses on Swiss Avenue at 5907 Swiss. His use of steel beams in the structure, 25 stained glass windows and doors and elaborate mosaic tile in the detailing created both a solid structure and elaborate example of his ability. You can also see examples of his work at 5619, 5711 and 6014 Swiss Avenue and 6926 Westlake. In 1928, he designed 5736 Swiss Avenue where you can see a more effusive use of brick and stone and the magnificent Rookwood tile sunroom and fountain.


Beryl C. Stegall, Dallas Architect

Beryl C. Stegall, AIA was Dallas architect responsible for working on many Dallas homes including a Highland Park home built in 1937.


Bill Booziotis, Dallas Architect

Dallas architect, Bill Booziotis has been a civic leader in both the architectural community and the Dallas community. His highly respected work can be seen in projects from his design of museums, churches, and university buildings to sleek modern single-family homes and the restoration of Dallas’ most important historic homes.


Bud Oglesby, Dallas Architect

Bud Oglesby and his firm, Oglesby Group Architects, was one of the most important firms in Dallas for several decades. He has had more influence on the modernist architects working in Dallas in the twenty-first century than any other architect.


Builders Architectural Service, Dallas Architectural Firm

The Builders Architectural Service was responsible for working on projects including 4404 Southern Avenue, a home in the Highland Park neighborhood.


C.F. Roderick, Dallas Architect

Architect C.F. Roderick had many projects in Dallas including 3620 Beverly Drive, a home in the Highland Park neighborhood.


C.P. Sites, Dallas Architect

C.P. Sites designed some of the largest, most imposing houses in the first addition of Swiss Avenue. 4937 Swiss has a sweeping center staircase with a landing designed for grand piano and a library at the top of the stairs, with polished, stained woodwork, found throughout the house.


C.W. Bulger & Son, Dallas Architectural Firm

Clarence C. Bulger

Architect C.W. Bulger was part of early 20th century Dallas royalty. He came to Dallas because of his fresh approach to church design. Once in Dallas he designed the Praetorian building, the first skyscraper in Dallas, and elegant homes in the most prestigious Dallas and Highland Park neighborhoods.


Carsey & Linskie, Dallas Architectural Firm

In 1929, Carsey and Linskie secured an important commission from the Dallas Parks Department. In an effort to develop White Rock Lake for recreational uses, they retained Carsey and Linskie to design a boat house and a bath house. The bath house, made of reinforced concrete and designed with fluted piers, became one of the earliest Art Deco buildings in Dallas.


Charles A. Barnett, Dallas Architect

Dallas architect Charles A. Barnett worked on many homes in the Highland Park neighborhood including 4327 Versailles Avenue in the third section of Highland Park west of Preston and 4554 Arcady Avenue in the fifth section of Highland Park west of Preston.


Charles D. Hill, Dallas Architect

3318 Beverly Drive, Highland Park, Texas

C.D. Hill designed many of Dallas’s prominent buildings and residences in the early 1900s. They include First Presbyterian Church and the old City Hall building. He was the architect for the five-acre estate home on Preston Road that was inhabited for many years by Governor and Mrs. Clements.


Charles Moore, Dallas Architect

Charles Moore and Arthur Andersson made up the architectural firm of Moore and Andersson. While they were based in Austin they also taught at Yale and had influence across the country. In 1985, they designed the most important post modern home in Dallas, originally for Robert K. Hoffman, at 9019 Broken Arrow.


Charles S. Dilbeck, Dallas Architect

Charles Dilbeck was born in 1907 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. At an early age he worked in Tulsa creating and adapting plans for builders and developers. His experience as a lumberyard architect contributed to his use and prominent displays of rough and refined woods and handcrafted details.


Christensen & Christensen, Dallas Architectural Firm

Christensen & Christensen in the early 1940s designed some of the most beautiful homes in Lakewood found on Meadowlake, Westlake, and Lakewood Boulevard. Their eclectic style combined both French and English influences.


Clifford D. Hutsell, Dallas Architect

Clifford D. Hutsell has almost become synonymous with Lakewood even though he got his start on South Boulevard and continued to do work in Highland Park. Clifford Hutsell was infatuated with and expressed in his designs the Spanish Colonial styles that were popular in Beverly Hills.


Clyde H. Griesenbeck, Dallas Architect

Born in 1892 in San Antonio, architect Clyde H. Griesenbeck graduated from Texas A&M University before joining the MK&Y railroad as a draftsman.


Coburn & Fowler, Dallas Architectural Firm

Dallas architectural firm Coburn & Fowler designed Highland Park home 3645 Beverly Drive as well as the addition to the Davis Building in downtown Dallas.


Cole Smith, Dallas Architect

Cole Smith, a partner at Smith, Ekblad & Associates, is one of the most prominent and important architects in Dallas. He has faithfully recreated designs from Europe and secured craftsmen and tradesmen from around the world to detail these eclectic homes.


David Braden, Dallas Architect

David Braden is known as a commercial architect, business leader, civic leader, lecturer and humorist. Less well known is his major accomplishment as a residential architect.


David George, Dallas Architect

David George was one of the strongest modernists working in the 1960s and 1970s. He combined elements that drew from mid-century modernism and indigenous Texas houses.


DeWitt & Washburn, Dallas Architectural Firm

Roscoe DeWitt joined a series of firms earlier in his career. From 1927 to 1937 he was a part of DeWitt & Washburn. The Dallas firm built many fine homes throughout the city including the Contemporary Model Home in Fair Park and 4465 Rheims Place in the Highland Park neighborhood.


Dines & Kraft, Dallas Architectural Firm

The majority of the substantial homes built in what is now known as the Lakewood Conservation District, were designed by Dines & Kraft in the 1920s and 30s. Dines and Kraft was a developer that build spec homes, but since they often used talented architects to design their homes they developed an architectural brand and following.


Downing Thomas, Dallas Architect

Downing Thomas and Bill Booziotis were principals in one of the most important firms in Dallas. While they successfully designed the Georgian-style Underwood Law Library at SMU, they were modernists at heart.


E. Ross Chandler, Dallas Architect

E. Ross Chandler in 1923 designed 6017 Swiss, a Tudor style home with high-fired oversized brick and tile roof.


E.G. Hamilton, Dallas Architect

Dallas architect, E.G. Hamilton has most recently designed a modern home for himself on Abbott. He is a founding partner of Omni Plan, best known for designing North Park. He designed one of Dallas’ most significant homes on Crescent with his continuous planes delineating interior and exterior rooms and spaces.


Ed Beran & Overton Shelmier, Dallas Architects

Ed Beran and Overton Shelmire both served as presidents of AIA and on the selection committee of the Dallas Restoration House of the Year Award. Whether a person sees a beautiful pavilion in Colorado or an addition to a Highland Park home, it often turns out to be designed by Ed Beran and Overton Shelmire.


Everett Welch, Dallas Architect

Architect Everett Welch, AIA had many projects in the Highland Park neighborhood including 1930s home, 3401 Beverly Drive.


F.J. Woerner, Dallas Architect

Architect F.J. Woerner worked on homes in Dallas including 4946 Swiss Avenue on historic Swiss Avenue as well as the Stoneleigh Hotel in Dallas.


Flint & Broad, Dallas Architectural Firm

In 1923, Thomas Broad, AIA and Lester Flint, AIA established the Dallas architectural firm, Flint & Broad. They designed many architectural significant homes and commercial buildings including the Medical Arts Building in Shreveport, Lousiana and the Black Hotel in Oklahoma City as well as a Highland Park home on Versailles Avenue.


Fonzie E. Robertson, Dallas Architect

Dallas architect Fonzie E. Robertson has designed many buildings in Dallas and Fort Worth including many architecturally significant homes in Highland Park, Greenway Parks, and Preston Hollow.


Frank Welch, Dallas Architect

Frank Welch trained with O’Neil Ford and has been a prominent architect in Dallas with the largest body of work in the Texas Modern style. An artist, a photographer, a mentor, Frank Welch continues to influence and design exquisite Modern and Texas Modern houses in Dallas’ finest neighborhoods and desired locations.


Frederick Coyderoy Dale, Dallas Architect

Todd Dale was part of the circle of artists and architects including O’Neil Ford, Arch Swank and Jerry Bywaters. He built one of the small, mid-century homes on Amherst that became known as Culture Gulch because of the artists that resided in them.


G. Mallory Collins, Dallas Architect

Architect G. Mallory Collins, AIA was a Dallas architect who was responsible for the design of many Highland Park homes in Dallas, Texas.


George Dahl, Dallas Architect

George Dahl might be the most famous architect in Dallas. He not only designed important commercial buildings downtown, including the Neiman Marcus store, but as a partner in Greene, LaRoche and Dahl, he helped design the Titche-Goettinger store (now lofts) at 1900 Elm Street.


George N. Marble, Dallas Architect

George Marble, in the early and mid 1930s, designed homes in Lakewood and in Highland Park. You can see his work at 4319 Lorraine that he designed in 1935, or the half-timbered home with Normandy influences that is a Lakewood landmark at 6748 Lakewood Boulevard that he designed in 1934.


George T. Reynolds, Jr, Dallas Architect

Architect George T. Reynolds, Jr was responsible for 6800 Turtle Creek Boulevard, in the University Park neighborhood.


Glenn Allen Galaway, Dallas Architect

Glenn Allen Galaway was born in Bowie, Texas and originally trained with Philip Johnson in New York approximately from 1946-1950. He only designed a few homes in Dallas, but was rediscovered by architect Cliff Welch who restored a mid-century modern home Galaway designed in the Lake Park Estates greenbelt.


Goodwin & Tatum, Dallas Architectural Firm

Goodwin & Tatum architects designed one of the favorite houses in Highland Park across from Versailles Park at 4417 Versailles. Goodwin & Tatum also designed a home for the Strasburgers that remains a favorite for many people in Dallas at 3500 Rock Creek in Turtle Creek Park.


Grayson W. Gill, Dallas Architect

Architect Grayson W. Gill, AIA had many projects including architecturally significant Dallas homes in the Highland Park neighborhood.


Greene, La Roche & Dahl, Dallas Architectural Firm

While each individual architect at Greene LaRoche & Dahl designed significant projects, this firm was also responsible for designing architecturally significant homes and commercial buildings. One of their distinguished homes is found in Volk Estates at 6701 Turtle Creek.


Guy Cahoon, Dallas Architect

Guy Cahoon designed in 1930 perhaps the most charming home in Northern Hills. Built behind the brook and nestled under the trees, this brick two-story cottage has been renovated and expanded by architect Dan Shipley. Guy Cahoon was also a very respected illustrator and artist.


Hal Anderson, Dallas Architect

Architect Hal Anderson was known for designing mid-century estate homes and ranches like 9807 Inwood Road in the Preston Hollow neighborhood.


Hal O. Yoakum, Dallas Architect

Yoakum was born in 1900 in Cooper, Texas. He attended Chicago Technological College and Texas A&M College. In the second half of his career that spanned from 1923 – 1968, he also designed important homes in the Preston Hollow estate area.


Harold Prinz, Dallas Architect

Harold Prinz and Lavere Brooks made up the architectural firm of Prinz and Brooks. They designed many of the most significant modern mid-century homes in Dallas.


Harre M. Bernet, Dallas Architect

Dallas architect Harre M. Burnet worked on many buildings in Dallas including homes in the Highland Park neighborhood and the University Park Town Hall and Fire Station.


Harwood K. Smith, Dallas Architect

Harwood K. Smith is known for his design of commercial development, but he also did handsome modern residences. He collaborated on One Main Place in 1968 and Renaissance Tower in 1973.


Henry Coke Knight, Dallas Architect

Dallas architect Henry Coke Knight, a graduate of the University of Texas and the Harvard School of Architecture, was known for designing the Dallas Woman’s Club, the Dallas Little Theater, and the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as homes in the Highland Park neighborhood.


Herbert M. Greene, Dallas Architect

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.


Hidell & Decker, Dallas Architectural Firm

The greenbelt wraps around this mid-century modern home designed by architects Bill Hidell and Howard Decker, proteges of George Dahl and Howard Meyer respectively. The 3,850 original square feet reflect coherent volumes and design.


Horace S. Avery, Dallas Architect

Horace S. Avery was a Dallas architect who worked on many homes in the Highland Park neighborhood.


Howard R. Meyer, Dallas Architect

Rick Brettell sites Howard Meyer as the first international modernist architect in Dallas, “When Meyer arrived in Texas in 1935, he was the best-trained architect in the state, having the distinguished undergraduate career in the humanities and a further degree from the Columbia School of Architecture from which he graduated in 1928.”


Hubert Hammond Crane, Dallas Architect

Architect Hubert Hammond Crane, AIA studied under architect David Williams and became known for incorporating European, Georgian, Colonial, French Provincial, and early New England designs into his work. He designed many buildings and homes including the Dr. Pepper Company building and homes in Highland Park.


J.A. Pitzinger, Dallas Architect

Architect J.A. Pitzinger designed many buildings in Dallas including the Sanger Brother’s parking garage, one of the first parking garages in Texas, and the original Dr. Pepper headquarters building on Second Avenue as well as 3825 Miramar Avenue in the Highland Park neighborhood.


James A. Russell, Dallas Architect

Architect James A. Russell worked on 4501 South Versailles Avenue a mid-century home in the Highland Park neighborhood.


James E. Duff, Dallas Architect

Architect James E. Duff had many projects in Dallas including several homes in the Highland Park neighborhood.


James N. McCammon, Dallas Architect

Dallas architect James N. McCammon designed many buildings in Texas including the Monroe Building (also known as the Reserve Loan Life Building) on North Ervay and the Hotel Fredonia. He also designed homes including 4304 Westway Avenue in Highland Park.


Jim Wiley, Dallas Architect

Jim Wiley was the lead designer for Bud Oglesby. As Howard Meyer began designing softer houses influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jim Wiley, in 1956, designed the Kelley house at 4808 Drexel true to the influence of Walter Gropius and his Bauhaus movement, Eliot Noyse and his approach to furniture and housing and the industrial idiom.


John Allen Boyle, Dallas Architect

John Allen Boyle is little known but the architect for three of Dallas’ favorite, dramatic and picturesque residences.


John Astin Perkins, Dallas Architect

John Astin Perkins is known both as an interior designed and an architect. He has a large body of work where he designed the home from the ground up but his real capability lay in his interior design.


John B. Danna, Sr., Dallas Architect

John B. Danna, Sr. was one of the contributing architects to the State Fair of Texas buildings. He was a classicist whose work can be seen at 4433 Bordeaux.


John D. Carsey, Dallas Architect

John D. Carsey of Carsey & Linksie designed many modern and mid-century modern homes in Dallas. At 5343 Wateka in Greenway Parks, he designed one of the first mid-century modern homes in Dallas.


John Staub, Dallas Architect

John Staub was a prominent architect in Houston who came to Dallas in 1936 at the request of Alex Camp and Roberta Coke Camp to design their home on 22 acres on the shores of White Rock Lake.


Joseph Gordon, Dallas Architect

Joseph Gordon was a mid-century modernist who designed homes north of Preston Hollow. In 1955 he designed 11341 Hillcrest Road, and in 1951 he designed 6206 Royal Lane.


Kenneth Burgess, Dallas Architect

Ken Burgess was raised in New Mexico and studied under Hal Box at the University of Texas in 1977. His passion for the Southwest is evident in his modern work that plays off images of Texas.


La Roche & Dahl, Dallas Architectural Firm

La Roche & Dahl started off as Greene, La Roche & Dahl but became La Roche & Dahl in 1933. The firm is made up of George Dahl and Edwin Bruce LaRoche and worked on many homes in Dallas including 4301 Bordeaux Avenue in Highland Park.


Lang & Witchell, Dallas Architectural Firm

Otto H. Lang and Frank O. Witchell were the most important Dallas architectural firm in the early 1900s. Otto Lang was born and trained as a structural engineer in Germany. Frank Witchell was born in 1879 in South Wales.


Linskie & Witchell, Dallas Architectural Firm

Linskie & Witchell, an architectural firm in Dallas, worked on homes in Dallas some of which are in the Highland Park neighborhood.


Lucius E. O’Bannon, Dallas Architect

Architect Lucius E. O’Bannon, AIA worked on homes in Dallas including homes in the Highland Park neighborhood. He studied under Roscoe DeWitt and Arch C. Baker.


Luther E. Sadler, Dallas Architect

Luther Sadler designed many Art Moderne or Art Deco residences in Dallas. These are found both in Oak Cliff and in Lakewood, exemplifying the sleek almost nautical themes of these white geometric homes.


M. Barnett, Dallas Architect

In 1924, M. Barnett designed two important homes on Swiss Avenue, 5816 and 5822. They reflected the progressive and Prairie styles found on Swiss Avenue but designed with the Mediterranean influence.


Marble & Dilbeck, Dallas Architectural Firm

The architectural firm of Marble & Dilbeck consists of architects George Marble and Charles Dilbeck who worked together in 1932. Together they designed homes in Dallas including 4433 Beverly Drive in Highland Park.


Max M. Sandfield, Dallas Architect

Max Sandfield co-designed with architect Howard Meyer Temple Emanu-El which was featured on the cover of LIFE magazine the year it was dedicated in 1957.


Michael Wayland Brown, Dallas Architect

Michael Brown contributed more to the Swiss Avenue Historic District and the Munger Place Historic District than many people recognize. While socially he went by Michael Brown, professionally he went by M. Wayland Brown. In the early 1970s, he bought 5916 Swiss Avenue and rented part of the home to another noted architect, E.L. Dunn of the Oglesby Group. Michael Brown was one of the original founders of the East Dallas Historic Preservation League that created the Mother’s Day Swiss Avenue Home Tour in 1973.


O’Neil Ford, Dallas Architect

O’Neil Ford first came to Dallas to work with David Williams, who was determined to establish a style that merged the modernism of Europe with the indigenous qualities of the early pioneer houses of Texas.


Peterman Brothers, Dallas Architectural Firm

Fred and Charlie Peterman were the sons of builder Henry Peterman. Before the Great Depression they began an architectural firm, the Peterman Brothers.


Peyton G. Cooper, Dallas Architect

Architect Peyton G. Cooper was responsible for designing the Hughey Gymnasium and the Wynne Chapel tower at Austin College. He also worked on homes in Highland Park like 4532 Westway Avenue.


Ralph Bryan, Dallas Architect

Ralph Bryan designed the Louisiana neoclassical style home in Perry Heights at 4524 Rawlins. Arch Swank later adapted this style for the home for Earl Hart Miller, the famous Dallas interior designer originally from New Orleans.


Ralph Merrill, Dallas Architect

Ralph Merrill was a modernist who is known for his Mid-Century modern homes. He designed 3520 Rock Creek in Turtle Creek Park. This once very small low slung home next to the creek has recently been expanded and renovated.


Robert D. Goodwin, Dallas Architect

Robert Goodwin, when he was working on his own, designed 4200 Bordeaux in 1950.


Robert James, Dallas Architect

This AIA Merit Award Winning home was designed by Bob James, who was the founding architect of James, Harwick + Partners, a firm known for its work in planning, architecture and urban design.


Robert Johnson Perry, Dallas Architect

Architect Robert Johnson Perry has worked on many homes in Dallas in neighborhoods like Preston Hollow and Highland Park like 10221 Hollow Way Road in Mayflower Estates.


Robert T. Samuels, Dallas Architect

Robert T. Samuels was a Dallas architect who worked on 3909 Miramar Avenue, an architecturally significant residence in the neighborhood of Highland Park.


Robertson & Linskie, Dallas Architectural Firm

Architects Fonzie Robertson and Robert Linskie partnered together to form the architectural firm of Robertson & Linskie in 1928. They worked on a few homes for the year that they were together including 4436 Fairfax Avenue in Highland Park.


Roscoe DeWitt, Dallas Architect

Dewitt and Washburn designed the contemporary model home for the Texas Centennial celebration at Fair Park. After the Fair, the home was moved to 6851 Gaston. This 1936 Art Moderne home remains one of four or five in the city also designed in 1936 that exemplify this Art Deco period.


Sadler & Russell, Dallas Architectural Firm

One of the projects worked on by Dallas architectural firm Sadler & Russell was the 1920s home 4328 Livingston Avenue in the Highland Park neighborhood.


Shutt & Scott, Dallas Architectural Firm

Burton Schutt and Denman Scott were brothers that made up the architectural firm Schutt & Scott. Because of the anti-German sentiment in the first half of the twentieth century, Denman changed his surname to Scott. They were important California architects who designed Hotel Bel-Air in California, along with many other significant and historic residences and buildings in Bel-Air and Beverly Hills.


Sir Alfred Bossom, Dallas Architect

Sir Alfred C. Bossom worked in New York from 1903 to 1926. In 1922, he designed the Magnolia Building at 108 Akard Street. This 29 story Renaissance Revival skyscraper was the 16th tallest in the United States and the tallest south of Philadelphia.


Thompson & Perry, Dallas Architectural Firm

The work of Dallas architectural firm Thompson & Perry includes the Historic Caruth Homeplace and Highland Park homes like 4240 Arcady Avenue.


Thomson & Fooshee, Dallas Architectural Firm

Both Marian Fooshee and James Cheek worked for and became partners at one time with Hal Thomson. Two of the houses that the firm of Thomson and Fooshee are accredited with are 4908 Lakeside and 3712 Alice Circle. The lakeside home is a Neo-classical landmark of Highland Park elegance and the Alice Circle home across form the park exudes the presence of an English Manor house.


Thomson & Lanum, Dallas Architectural Firm

Architectural firm Thomson & Lanum worked on many projects including 4242 Bordeaux Avenue in the Highland Park neighborhood.


Thomson & Swaine, Dallas Architectural Firm

Thomson & Swaine, Hal Thomson’s architectural firm, was responsible for building many homes in the Highland Park and University Park neighborhoods.


Verne E. Shanklin, Dallas Architect

V.E. Shanklin designed one of the favorite homes found in Lakewood.


W. Scott Dunne, Dallas Architect

Texas Architect W. Scott Dunne is known for designing movie theaters throughout Texas including the Ritz Theater in Corpus Christi, The Alabama Theater and Tower Theater in Houston, the Plaza Theater in El Paso, the Texas Theater in Dallas, and State Theater in Austin.


W.T. Stanford, Dallas Architect

Architect W.T. Stanford was responsible for the design of the 1950s Old Highland Park home, 4408 Lakeside Drive.


Wade H. Klamberg, Dallas Architect

Wade H. Klamberg, AIA was a Dallas architect who’s work includes Highland Park home 3541 Hanover Street.


William Benson, Dallas Architect

His greatest work is a 2,700 square foot Mid-Century Modern home, one of the finest in the city. It was a collaboration of architect William E. Benson, interior designer Louise Kahn, landscape architect Richard Myrick and Houston Powell was the contractor.


William H. Reeves, Dallas Architect

W. H. Reeves designed one of the grandest houses on Swiss Avenue. Originally it was the home of W. W. Caruth, with dark stained woodwork accentuating the grand ceremonial staircase and a series of formal music rooms, living rooms, sitting rooms and public rooms that you expect in a home of one of Dallas’ most famous and wealthiest families.


William I. Cole, Dallas Architect

Architect William I. Cole was a Dallas architect who was responsible for the design of 4520 South Versailles Avenue, a tudor cottage in Highland Park, Texas.


Wilson McClure, Dallas Architect


Bryan and Sharp, Dallas Architectural Firm

3909 Shenandoah Street, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Frederick Charles Bonsack, Dallas Architect

3911 Potomac Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Galbraith & Gaylord, Dallas Architectural Firm

4200 Potomac Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Jack Hemphill, Dallas Architect

3525 Princeton Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas,Texas

Martin C. Kleuser, Dallas Architect

3843 Shenandoah Street, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Orlopp and Orlopp, Dallas Architectural Firm

3505 Cornell Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Scott Lyons, Dallas Architect

Scott Lyons,FAIA, originally worked for O’Neil Ford and continued exploring the same architectural themes. As a one-man office, he designed important Highland Park residences and country homes using indigenous materials, screened-in porches and sprawling houses that created courtyards.


William A. Cooke, Dallas Architect

3624 Princeton Avenue, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Dear Douglas:

I am glad there is at least one person in Dallas who appreciates our architectural heritage and is endeavoring to preserve it.

Thank you so much.

Yours very truly,
Henry Gilchrist
Attorney