Dallas history aficionado, recognized preservation architect, and longtime Vickery Place resident Daron Tapscott will give highlights on the origins of Vickery Place, the background of the developers, and the early role of the neighborhood association.
Did you know a contest ran in the Dallas Morning News for the naming of the new addition located "above the City"? What streets originally made up Vickery Place? You may have heard about developer and early resident George W. Works, but who were the other partners in the Works-Coleman Land Company that platted the neighborhood in 1911 such as Coleman, Laneri, Vickery, Goodwin & Miller? Vickery Place residents have long been working together on quality of life issues-- the "neighborhood improvement league" began in 1915.
Keeping in theme, VPNA board members will provide food and refreshments reminiscent of the era. Come hear about the early years of Vickery Place!
Enclosed photo: Hockaday School for Girls, corner of Greenville & Belmont Avenues (where Vickery Towers stands today) circa 1920s, courtesy of Hockaday archives.
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Vickery Towers, Dining Rm
(Greenvile & Belmont)
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