Swiss Avenue Historic District
The Swiss Avenue Historic District is one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Dallas. Comprised of homes on Swiss Avenue, Bryan Parkway, La Vista Drive and Live Oak Street, the area become an official historic district in 1977. Each spring, the Swiss Avenue Historic District Association hosts a popular home tour. The area's flagship home, 4949 Swiss Ave., has been heavily covered in the media. It was the subject of a 2009 20/20 episode. In 2012, a Dallas County jury ruled that antiques dealer Mark McCay had swindled the elderly owner, Mary Ellen Bendtsen, into signing over the famed house's deed.