Downtown Dallas will glow red Wednesday night in honor of Ebby Halliday Acers.
Bank of America Plaza, Reunion Tower, The Joule Hotel KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts, One Arts Plaza and the AT&T Performing Arts Center have all announced they will shine “Ebby Red” in honor of the recently deceased real estate legend.
Halliday died last Tuesday at the age of 104.
Halliday moved to Dallas in 1938 and would eventually become known as the “First Lady of Real Estate." She founded Ebby Halliday Realtors which became the largest independently owned residential real estate services company in Texas and was a member of The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.
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Halliday was also known for her philanthropy in the Dallas area. Shortly before her death, she founded a YWCA Women’s Center and The Ebby House, which helps young women transition out of foster care.
Ebby Halliday Realtors expect more buildings may join those glowing red in honor of the realtor's life.
"She was a spectacular woman with a wonderful life and did a lot for this community, and so it's just our little piece that we can give back," said Reunion Tower general manager Dusti Groskreutz.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ebby Halliday Acers will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. at Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas.