Swiss Avenue Historic District – Saturday Evening Walk (FREE) + Dinner
October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
Swiss Avenue Historic District – Saturday Evening Walk (FREE) + Optional Dinner After.
Meet friendly people + Get some steps in + See Beautiful architecture! : )
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Swiss Avenue Historic District, one of the most historic and architecturally-beautiful places in Dallas. We’ll see dozens of stately homes from the early 1900’s in a variety of styles including Georgian, Tudor, Mediterranean, Spanish, Craftsman, Queen Anne, Neoclassical, Italian Renaissance, Neoclassical, Colonial Revival and Prairie nestled among mature trees.
The Swiss Avenue Historic District is a residential neighborhood in East Dallas, Dallas, Texas. It consists of installations of the Munger Place addition, one of East Dallas’ early subdivisions. The Swiss Avenue Historic District is a historic district of the city of Dallas, Texas. The boundaries of the district comprise both sides of Swiss Avenue from Fitzhugh Street, to just north of La Vista, and includes portions of Bryan Parkway. The District includes the 6100-6200 blocks of La Vista Drive, the west side of the 5500 block of Bryan Parkway the 6100-6300 blocks of Bryan Parkway, the east side of the 5200-5300 block of Live Oak Street, and the 4900-6100 blocks of Swiss Avenue. The entire street of Swiss Avenue is not included within the bounds of the Swiss Avenue Historic District. Portions of the street run through Dallas’ Peaks Suburban Addition neighborhood and Peak’s Suburban Addition Historic District. In 1973 it was designated as the first historic district in the City of Dallas.
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Event Details …
Cost: FREE! The optional dinner $$$
Parking: A variety of free options throughout the area.
Before the Event: TBD
Meeting Point: 5:00 pm outside Starbucks (6312 La Vista Drive). Look for your host Robert with a group of friendly people.
Icebreaker Introductions: We should have a good-sized group so instead of everyone introducing themselves to the group we will get to know each other by distributing blank stickers and colored markers and we’ll ask everyone to write down on their sticker: 1). first name. 2). favorite food. 3). dream vacation. Example: “Robert – Chocolate – Tokyo” or “Michele – Strawberries – Fiji”.
Itinerary: We’ll be walking mostly along Swiss Avenue between La Vista Drive and Fitzhugh Avenue. It’s about a mile in each direction. We’ll stop outside of a few of the homes to discuss their architectural features and historical significance, and we’ll also have a short seated break for a few minutes at Dorothy and Wallace Savage Park.
After the Event: Optional dinner at a TBD nearby location (or locations)?
Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the event description, Google, or common sense, please let us know.
Please note that this is an in-person event, NOT a livestream/online/virtual/Zoom program.
Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organizations Dallas-Texas History & Culture and Washington, DC History & Culture.
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We look forward to seeing you – thanks!
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