Know your Dallas architecture with the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts

The Master’s Church designed by George Dahl, which was demolished in 2016. Photo courtesy Alicia Quintans

The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts enters this year’s Fall Salon Series at Turner House, featuring themes such as Dallas architecture and rock and roll history.

First up on Thursday, October 10, is a conversation about prolific Dallas architect George Dahl, whose accomplishments include Art Deco buildings in Fair Park, the Neiman Marcus building in downtown, the old Dallas Morning News Building and the Titche Goettinger building. Dahl also designed more than 20 buildings for the University of Texas campus at Austin.

A postcard of the old Dallas Morning News Building on Young Street.

Interior designer Adrienne Faulkner, Dahl’s granddaughter, will speak to architecture critic Mark Lamster, who works for the Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Arlington, about the “dichotomy between architect and artist and why the lines are blurring”.

It starts on Thursday October 10th at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are $ 15 for members of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts and $ 20 otherwise. You can also purchase a season pass for $ 45 or $ 35 for members which will take you to all three salons this season.

On Thursday, November 14th, there will be a discussion with legendary music sponsor Angus Wynne and musician Lily Taylor of Top Ten Records. Alicia EV Borman also brings a selection from the Texas Music History Archive, which is in the top ten.

Holiday Carols and Cabaret is the salon on December 12th. Sing along to holiday songs, show off music and American pop standards, or play the piano.

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