A 127-year-old West Dallas House Needs to Be Moved, Or It Will Be Destroyed

At the moment, at least, this is what I know -- or think I know -- about an imperiled Victorian farmhouse in West Dallas tucked away on a large plot of land located a few blocks from the city auto pound. It was built around 1890 and, shortly after, became the home of German immigrants Heinrich and Anna Struck, who, according to the state historical marker planted at the nearby Western Heights Cemetery, were early Dallas pioneers. And it appears it was once a centerpiece of a 43-acre housing development -- the first of its kind west of downtown -- assembled by the man known, correctly or otherwise, as Dallas' first architect.  Continue reading...

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