Understand the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society has already lined up big plans for 2015.
This year’s theme will be “A Century of Classics” for both the annual Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Series and the 13th Annual Historic Home Tour.
Now for the specifics. The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 1 (no fooling!) at the Dallas Country Club. Luncheon chair Lucinda Buford has arranged for SMU President Dr. Gerald Turner to be the keynote speaker. Makes sense. After all it was 100 years ago that SMU opened for business.
For the home tour Chair Kendall Jennings reported that it will take place Saturday, April 11, featuring “architecturally and historical significant homes in the Park Cities that illustrate how they have been restored, remodeled and updated to serve the lifestyle needs of families today.”
Michelle Wood is handling the Sunday, April 12th open house of properties available for purchase within the Park Cities.
Lucinda and Kendall have managed to have Marla and Mike Boone to serve as honorary co-chairs for both events. Makes perfect sense since the Boones live in the Park Cities and graduated from SMU.
Joining all this in a big way will be Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Not only will Briggs be the presenting sponsor for the annual luncheon, it will hold the same position for the home tour.
“The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society is committed to preserving the architecture, history and heritage of the Park Cities so it remains a beautiful place to live,” says Robbie Briggs, President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “As a longtime sponsor and supporter, I applaud their efforts toward keeping the community strong and economically sound while looking to the future.”
Adding to the list of supporters will be Highland Park Village as Preservation Partner and D Home as media sponsor.
According to PCHPS President Joan Clark, “Without the support of local individuals and firms, PCHPS could not achieve its goals of preservation awareness and education. I am extremely grateful for the ongoing, outstanding commitment of our Presenting Sponsor Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Additionally, it is a thrill to welcome our new preservation partner, Highland Park Village. We are excited about the history that will be on view with the 2015 Home Tour.”
Proceeds from the luncheon and tour fund “scholarships and to help further the mission to promote, protect and preserve the historic, architectural, cultural and aesthetic legacy of the Park Cities.”