Dallas Historical Society presents Jim Parsons and David Bush

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Jim Parsons and David Bush: Dallas-Fort Worth Deco
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Dallas Historical Society will present Preservation Houston’s Jim Parsons and David Bush as they discuss their latest book, Dallas-Fort Worth Deco. The lecture will be jointly hosted by the Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas Center for Architecture, Dallas Historical Society, and Preservation Dallas.

DFW Deco explores the full range of modernistic building styles and some of the uniquely Texan influences that shaped the growing cities of North Texas. Classic zigzag skyscrapers promoted by Fort Worth boosters and Dallas businessmen, Art Deco storefronts in the booming towns of the great East Texas oilfield and streamlined facilities inspired by innovations in transportation and communications all have a place in this book. DFW Deco looks not only at whole buildings, but also at their finely crafted details, ranging from vibrant tile murals depicting the scope of Texas history on Fort Worth’s monumental Will Rogers Memorial Center to stylized gold-leaf pinecones and cotton bolls in the ornate People’s National Bank Building in Tyler.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the lecture.

Event Details



Hall of State at Fair Park
3939 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210


Ticket Info

Admission is free.