May 19: PCHPS Distinguished Speaker Luncheon features Katherine Seale

Katherine Seale to speak at the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Distinguished Speaker Luncheon

Join us on Thursday, May 19 at the Dallas Country Club

  (Feature photo: Luncheon chairs Teffy Jacobs, Doris Jacobs (sponsor) and Kim Calloway. Photo by Evan Wallis.)

Logo06-17-09The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) announced Katherine Seale as the featured speaker at the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon on Thursday, May 19 at the Dallas Country Club. Her topic will be Historic Preservation in the Context of Change.

Chaired by Doris Jacobs, Kim Calloway and Teffy Jacobs, the luncheon is sponsored by Doris Jacobs Real Estate with Allie Beth Allman and Associates. Honorary chairs are Jan and Fred Hegi. PCHPS president is Cynthia Beaird.  The luncheon is open to the public by advance paid reservation. More details are on the website at www.pchps.org

The luncheon is part of the program of events in PCHPS’ 2016 Historic Home Tour and 1st Annual Classic and Antique Car Show with presenting sponsor Allie Beth Allman & Associates and presenting media sponsor D Home. The Park Cities News is community newspaper sponsor.

Ms. Seale is an architectural historian and preservationist practicing in Dallas, Texas.  She is a native Texan and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and a Master of Science in Architectural History from the University of Virginia.  She has completed additional programs in architecture, history and urban planning both domestically and abroad.

Katherine Seale, featured speaker, PCHPS luncheon.
Katherine Seale, featured speaker, PCHPS luncheon.

Katherine began her career in 2001 directing a city-wide survey of Dallas neighborhoods for Preservation Dallas.  This multi-year project was designed to help neighborhoods develop identity, nurture character, and self-determine their future.

From 2007 until 2011, she served as the executive director of Preservation Dallas.  Currently, she is Mayor Rawlings‘ appointment and chairman to the Dallas Landmarks Commission.  She also serves as chairman to the Downtown Preservation Solutions Committee under the City Manager’s Office.  Comprised of downtown developers as well as representatives from preservation, planning, architecture, and landscape architecture, their charge is to use historic preservation efforts to influence and facilitate change in downtown to accomplish the larger goals of the city.

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society annual Historic Home Tour, Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, and the 1st Annual Classic and Antique Car Show celebrate historic preservation and are designed to generate awareness of the role history and preservation play in enhancing the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the Park Cities communities. Home tour chair is Venise Stuart. 1st Annual Classic and Antique Car Show chair is Dan McKeithen.

Luncheon favor sponsor is Cynthia H. Beaird. Valet sponsor is Park Place Porsche. Home Tour sponsors are Capital Distributing; Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate; Page and Curt Elliott, Christine McKenny and Ralph Randall of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate; Angela Downes and Virginia Cook Realtors. Legacy sponsors are Benchmark Bank, Frost Bank, Highland Park Village Marketing Group, LLC, Lentz Landscape Lighting, Smart Systems, Venise and Larry Stuart. Ticket sponsor is Tom Thumb.


Proceeds from the luncheon will fund scholarships at Highland Park High School for graduating seniors who plan to study architecture, history, preservation, or another major related to the preservation of our heritage.  The purpose of the scholarships is to promote interest in education in fields of study related to historical preservation of the Park Cities Communities.

Individual tickets are $125, $250, $500, $1,000 each with different benefits in seating, private reception with the speaker, according to the level of purchase. Sponsorships and table underwriting are available. Check the website for updates: www.pchps.org, call (214) 528-0021 or email info@pchps.org for sponsorship forms.

PCHPS mission is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. A portion of the proceeds of the 2016 Home Tour will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, which was the second home built in Highland Park. It also funds the Society’s landmarking ceremonies. The proceeds from the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon will go toward the PCHPS scholarship program for Highland Park High School.

(Press release: Sharon Adams, ACPR, is honored to represent the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s special events and public relations. Photos from the Patron Party at de Boulle by Rob Wythe/Gittings.)

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