Featured photo: Three Generations Who Lived In The Same House: Top left: Shirley Martin, Jane Rejebian. Second Row: Current residents Mike and Marla Boone, President, PCHPS; Michael Boone. Front Row: Maryjane Boone Bonfield, Blakely Boone, Maggie Boone, Mary Hays Bonfield, Duke Bonfield. *
The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) landmarked six significant homes recently: 4421 Lorraine, owned by Adeline and Francois Fournier; 3724 Amherst, owned by Betty Taylor Cox; 3600 Lovers Lane, owned by Lauris and Jay Massa; 3551 University Boulevard and 3547 University Boulevard, owned by Sally and Christopher Pfeiffer and 3516 University Boulevard, owned by PCHPS president, Marla Boone and her husband, Mike Boone.
PCHPS members and friends joined Taylor Armstrong, advisory board member, as the ceremonies began at the Fournier’s home by welcoming the crowd and saying, “The Park Cities is blessed with an abundance of architectural and historically significant houses and our Society strives to preserve them for future generations to enjoy and appreciate.” He also introduced local architect and builder, Bob Clark, whose projects included three of the homes: 3600 Lovers Lane, 3551 University and 3547 University. As everyone visited each home, they enjoyed conversations with the homeowners and some inside peeks at the renovations and interior design.
Joining the crowd were Landmark Advisory board members and co-chairs Paul Willey and Cele Johnsen. Moving from home to home made for an educational and entertaining morning of fellowship topping it all off with a delicious buffet hosted by the Boones.
PCHPS membership benefits and activities for 2019-2020 year include:
Three educational meetings during the year, landmarking events honoring significant homes for architectural, historical or restoration merit, Holiday Party in a historically significant home, PCHPS annual spring Home Tour, Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, Fifth Annual Classic & Antique Car Show, July 4th Parade and booth.
The fundraising events that allow PCHPS to give back to the community are the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon, Home Tour, and the Classic & Antique Car Show. Funds raised help preserve and maintain The Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PCHPS archives at the University Park Library, fund the Society’s landmarking initiatives, award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history and fund the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School.
Visit the website to join and for more information at www.pchps.org
(*Photos by Sharon Adams. Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society.)