3939 E. Grand Ave. Fair Park
Jack Walker Drake, a 17-year old junior at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, has written Preston Hollow – A Brief History published by The History Press and Arcadia Publishing. This 170 page read showcases the rich history of the Preston Hollow neighborhood and includes many personal stories and pictures from longtime residents. The forward is written by another fan of the Preston Hollow district, Dallas Mavericks billionaire owner Mark Cuban. Join us for this collaborative event with Preservation Dallas.
While Preston Hollow – A Brief History has interesting stories about how the area grew from a getaway from Dallas to a thriving neighborhood, the pictures are priceless. Photos show the old town hall which became an Ebby Holliday real estate office, the Preston Royal Theater, The Coffee Cup diner and the evolution of the area schools and churches. Pages are also devoted to the October 2019 tornado.
Prior to the lecture, you are invited to join Veletta Lill, Marcel Quimby and Dale Sellers at 5:30 for a guided tour of the restoration of the Hall of State building. The tour will conclude shortly before the lecture begins at 6:30. CLICK HERE to learn more.