Old Highland Park Historically Significant Home
4101 Beverly Drive, Dallas, Texas
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 Beverly and Preston. Italianate influence is seen in the colonnaded second story porch and entry and the flat roof lined with balustrades.
DMN Real Estate Reporter Steve Brown Discusses 4101 Beverly with Realtor Douglas Newby
Highland Park Home at Epicenter of Highland Park
Herbert M. Greene designed this 1912 Beaux-Arts style home on seven acres at the epicenter of Highland Park—Preston Road and Beverly Drive. For a site this large and prominent in Highland Park, the Parisian Beaux-Arts School of Architecture is the perfect architectural style to draw from. Many of the grandest homes in the world in the second half of the 19th century had been designed in the Beaux-Arts style and most famous architects of this era had been trained in this school of thought. Architect Herbert M. Greene used this Beaux-Arts design to immediately establish that Highland Park and Dallas has architecture with the pedigree and importance of any home in the nation. It is interesting to note that in 1910, Main Street in downtown Dallas still had Bois d’Arc wood pavers. Dallas in 1911, when the home was being designed, was still small and somewhat primitive. In this era, prominent businessmen would go downtown on Saturday afternoon for their weekly shave and bath. 4101 Beverly, in our modern era, continues to enchant us with its elegance and prominence. One can only imagine the impact of this home one hundred years ago. Architect Herbert M. Greene in the early 1900s also designed prominent buildings that are still landmarks today. These include the Dallas Morning News building, Dallas First National Bank, the Neiman Marcus building, Dallas First United Methodist Church, Belo Mansion, and the Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral. Herbert M. Greene might even be considered the landmark architect of Dallas.