Film: Preservation in Dallas and NYC

Date:May 13, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy.
Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75201

In honor of Preservation Month, we'll show a couple of short films that look at the state of preservation in Dallas and New York City.  But not today...the state of preservation in New York in 1961 right before the passage of their Landmarks Law and Dallas in 1978 right after the city created its historic preservation ordinance.

Our Vanishing Legacy was the first primetime broadcast advocating preservation efforts in New York City. Made prior to the passage of the New York City Landmarks Law in 1965, it looks at threats to the City's architectural heritage and argues the need to enact a law to protect important landmark buildings. The 30-minute film explores landmarks including the recently saved Carnegie Hall, the prospects for the adaptive reuse of the Jefferson Market Courthouse, and commercial threats to the architectural integrity of Grand Central Terminal. The film includes rare footage of Pennsylvania Station, which was slated for demolition at the time, and several other historic Manhattan landmarks.

In Keeping for the Future was produced by AIA Dallas and features discussions of the West End, the Wilson Block, Old Red Courthouse, and other architectural icons.  It's a fascinating look at the concerns of the time and it's interesting to compare to our situation today.  Which buildings have we lost between then and now?  Which opportunities have led to preservation victories? 

The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a reception at 6:00 p.m.  Admission is a requested $10 donation at the door.  RSVP to

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