Swiss Avenue was the grandest street of the original Munger Brothers development, Munger Place. This residence park was known across the Southland for its prestige and pleasing aesthetic.
Old East Dallas led the city in restoration activity and neighborhood involvement in the 1970s. Rehabilitation began here because this area contained both the grandest homes and definable neighborhoods in the greatest need of repair. A tremendous asset to redevelopment was the fact that these distinct neighborhoods were fully developed in almost geographical order from the 1880s to the 1930s between the Central Business District and Mockingbird Lane. See More
Featured Homes For Sale or Sold in Old East Dallas by Douglas Newby
After a Grand Tour of Europe, Hal Thomson Made His Mark on Swiss Avenue
Henry B. Thomson (Hal Thomson) was a society architect who after his grand tour of Europe made his mark on Swiss Avenue before he began designing architecturally significant homes in Highland Park. The Aldredge house also on Swiss Avenue and 5323 Swiss Avenue that Douglas Newby recently sold quickly come to mind when one thinks of architect Hal Thomson.
Architects Lang & Witchell Designed Home on Swiss Avenue Boulevard Sold by Douglas Newby
This architecturally significant Lang & Witchell designed home is the architectural exclamation mark of this Swiss Avenue block that boasts three Lang & Witchell architect-designed homes. National award-winning Realtor Douglas Newby has now sold every home on this block face of Swiss Avenue boulevard, including all three Lang & Witchell designed architecturally significant homes on the block.
Architect David Williams originated the Texas Modern Style inspired by Texas and Louisiana indigenous homes. The home at 6292 Mercedes Avenue in Wilshire Heights Neighborhood in Dallas that he designed for Ray McDowell in 1927 is where David Williams jumped off from the blatant Spanish Colonial eclecticism prevalent in the 1920s and designed a more “Texas Colonial” style home reflecting the indigenous qualities of East Texas and Louisiana. As architectural historian Jay C. Henry wrote in his fabulous book, Architecture in Texas 1895-1945, David Williams’ work was further inspired by the colonists led by Stephen Fuller Austin in 1821. David Williams said, “Their comfort demanded a little beauty and a great deal of taste. There is not in any one of these houses built in the Southwest before 1850 an instance of imitation of foreign styles, of sham, of striving for effect, of any use of unnatural, unnecessary ornament or of material not structural and fit for its purpose….Their style is modern, for it satisfies all the requirements of modern design and construction.”
4946 Victor Street, Dallas, Texas Sold by Douglas Newby
Horizontal banks of tall double-hung windows across the front of the home allow natural light to illuminate the four-bedroom, three and one-half bath Munger Place Historic District home. The front porch roof shields the home from the harsh midday sun. The wide, three-foot eaves that are another architectural signature of Munger Place further protect the interior from direct afternoon sun. The wide and deep front porch contributes to the architectural continuity of the historic district and provides another living space for family or another space to entertain visiting friends or neighbors.
5,300 Square Foot Home on .52 Acres Sold by Douglas Newby
The early modern home at 5017 Swiss Avenue expresses the architectural influence of Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. The carved band of Sullivanesque detail, the Sullivanesque relief ornamentation on the dormer,under the deep eaves, and on the panel between the second story windows are outstanding examples of the Progressive Style and Prairie School architecture. This ornamentation emphasizes the streamlined horizontal lines of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs.
One of the Finest Homes in Historic District Sold by Douglas Newby
This Munger Place home received the Restoration House of the Year Award when it was first restored by a founder of Preservation Dallas. Recently, it has been further renovated by its current owners who are in the design industry, including a new kitchen. Beautiful front doors open to the wrap-around porch in a neighborhood known for its front porch atmosphere and neighborhood collegiality.
Old East Dallas is made up of five smaller neighborhoods inside East Dallas. Click on the map and discover each specific neighborhood as you explore homes for sale marked in red and lots for sale marked in green in each Old East Dallas neighborhood.
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Douglas Newby has sold more homes on Swiss Avenue than any other real estate agent or real estate company. Douglas Newby started his business here and continues to sell the finest homes on Swiss Avenue. The earliest homes, built in 1905, in the Swiss Avenue Historic District are found in the original addition of Munger Place, between the Swiss Avenue gates on Fitzhugh and Dumont. See More
Restoration in Junius Heights began in 1970 simultaneous with rejuvenation in Swiss Avenue. While the results have not been as dramatic, restoration continues to flourish. Junius Heights is similar to... See More
If You Desire an Architecturally Significant Home You Will Love, Douglas Newby Invites You to Call or Contact Him Belmont Conservation District Neighborhood The Belmont Conservation District neighborhood is architecturally... See More
This historic district is unusual in that it developed over a period of years with three distinct architectural styles. Examples of the Victorian and Prairie eras are very abundant. In... See More
Can you Believe it?! Doug, you can sell anything, even in a buyers market with obstinate sellers! I may be in Dallas later this summer, will let you know if plans cement. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL! Off to chill some champagne!
Munger Place Homeowner
Old East Dallas Neighborhood - Continued
These older and historic neighborhoods show how national architectural trends were translated in Dallas, including parallel development in the schools of Prairie, Craftsman, Mission, Colonial Revival and other Eclectic styles. Old East Dallas' trademark remains front porches, tall pecan trees, flowering crepe myrtles and mature magnolias. It has a small town atmosphere where people know and enjoy their neighbors. In this setting of well-organized neighborhoods and quiet streets, it's easy to forget that Downtown Dallas is only a few blocks away.
"Old East Dallas is the heart of Dallas neighborhoods."