JUST IN: Gail And Gerald Turner To Serve As Park Cities Historic And Preservation Society’s Taste • Tour • Explore Series Honorary Co-Chairs

More news has been reported about the upcoming Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s Taste • Tour • Explore series that will include PCHPS Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring Jenna Bush Hager at Brook Hollow on Wednesday, April 11, the Historic Home Tour on Saturday, April 14, and the Classic Antique Car Show on Saturday, April 21, in Burleson Park.

Gail Turner, Peruna and Gerald Turner (File photo)

PCHPS Chair Lucinda Buford has just revealed that SMU’s First Couple Gail and Gerald Turner will serve as honorary co-chairs for the trifecta that’s being presented by Allie Beth Allman And Associates.

BTW, Tour Chair Jana Paul has also announced that the houses on the tour will include 3925 Potomac Avenue, 3928 University, 3504 Hanover, 4516 North Versailles Avenue, and 3712 Maplewood.

Tickets for the luncheon chaired by Tish Key  are available here.  While the tour tickets will go on sale in March, the car show is free and just in case of rain, Show Co-Chairs Polly and Dan McKeithen have arranged for it to be held on the following Saturday.

Quinn’s Landmark Home Was The Perfect Spot To Announce The Park Cities Historic And Preservation Society’s Spring Plans Announcement

Kim and Terry Quinn

Nutcrackers guarding the front door

Stockings hung along the mantle

Drake

Venise Stuart and Shelby Fuqua

Hadley and Jana Paul

Barry and Lucinda Buford

Kim and Terry Quinn’s Park Cities home was made for the holidays. With Nutcrackers on both side of the front door, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree aglow in the living room’s window, personalized stockings hung along the mantle and Drake, the tail-wagging Labrador making everyone feel right at home, it was the ideal place for the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s holiday party on Tuesday, December 12.

Making it even more perfect was the fact that the Prairie-style home built in 1914 was recently designated a historical landmark.

PCHPS President Lucinda Buford also took the opportunity to announce April’s fundraising plans for guests like PCHPS President-elect Venise Stuart, Barry Buford, Hadley Paul, Shelby Fuqua and Susan and Tom Stanzel.

Tish Key will be chairing the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon on Wednesday, April 11, at Brook Hollow Golf Club with former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager as the keynoter.

The following Saturday, April 14, Jana Paul will be chairing the Historic Home Tour. The homes that will be on tour will be announced in the weeks ahead.

The annual Classic and Antique Car Show on Saturday, April 21, will be chaired by Polly and Dan McKeithen.

Park Cities Historic And Preservation Society’s 2017 Home Tour, Luncheon And Car Show Plans Revealed At Holiday Party

Despite the holiday spirit filling Tish and Marvin Key’s marvelous Highland Park home, there was a wisp of sorrow in the air on Tuesday, December 13, for the annual Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s Christmas party. The very group that commemorates and encourages the history of the Park Cities was mourning the destruction earlier in the day of the Penson home. As bulldozers and other earth-moving machinery stood still under a full moon, the bricks and wood of the O’Neil Ford-designed home lay in ruins.

Liz and Lane Farley and Tish Key

Tish had once told her realtor Ralph Randall how she loved the house. So, when it went up for auction Ralph notified Tish of the opportunity to tour the legendary house overlooking the crossroads of St. Johns Drive and Armstrong Parkway.

Tish admitted she had wished she’d had the money to scoop it up. But it went to another with other plans that obviously did not include renovation.

At one point in the evening’s discussion, one guest grimly said, “I dread to think what is going to be built there.”

Marla Boone and Deborah Brown

John and Sandy Secor

As Marla Boone and Deborah Brown were bundled up greeting folks outside, Dallas Symphony Orchestra League President Sandy Secor was in the entry hall reporting that plans were all in place for the League’s 70th anniversary year including the Junior Symphony Ball in January, the 31stth Annual DSOL Debutante Presentation Ball in February, the Savor the Symphony in April and still more yet to be announced.

PCHS President  Kendall Jennings and husband Bruce Jennings were thrilled that Boston artist Stephen Wood was in town and able to attend the holiday party.

Bruce and Kendall Jennings and Stephen Wood

Regarding the upcoming plans for the year, Kendall reported that Liz Farley would be chairing the annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon at the Dallas Country Club on Wednesday, March 29, with always entertaining James Farmer at the podium.

Home Tour Chair Tish has already finalized the residences that will be part of the lineup on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. She’s already lined up the following homes for the tour:

3825 Miramar 

4825 Miramar*

4218 Fairfax

4218 Fairfax*

,

4309 Westway

4309 Westway*

and

3600 Greenbrier

3600 Greenbrier*

Libby and David Hunt will have a full menu serving as honorary co-chairs for both the luncheon and tour.

As for the 2nd Annual Classic and Antique Car Show, Chair Dan McKeithen has arranged to have the event at Burleson Park on Saturday, April 8. Just in case there is rain, the event will take place on Saturday, April 15. Ryan has signed on as the presenting sponsor for all three fundraisers.

While the Car Show is free, tickets for the home tour and luncheon will be available in March.