Featured Photo: 3400 Drexel.*
The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) landmarked five significant homes recently: 4229 Arcady, home of Susan and James Gibbs; 3913 Miramar Avenue, home of Nancy Shelton; 3400 Drexel Drive, home of Leonore and Jason Owsley; 3220 Daniel, Wesley House, Sarah and Rev. Andrew Beard, Highland Park United Methodist Church; 3404 Southwestern Blvd., home of Mardi and Allen Myers.
PCHPS members and friends joined Marla Boone, PCHPS president, Jane Fitch, PCHPS Historic Home Tour chair and Taylor Armstrong, advisory board member. As the ceremonies began at the Gibbs’ home, Taylor welcomed the crowd 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.” As everyone visited each home, they enjoyed conversations with the homeowners and some inside peeks at the renovations and interior design.
Also joining the crowd were Landmark Advisory board members and co-chairs Paul Willey and Cele Johnsen and other members of the board, including Bruce Harbour and Mike Sanders. 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 Myers, along with a personal tour of their home.
Membership in the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society is open to the public. Community support is vital to preserving community awareness regarding the importance of protecting and promoting visual history along with architectural and cultural legacies of the Park Cities.
PCHPS membership benefits and activities 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, ACPR.
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society.)