Dallas Main Street District Architecture Walking tour
Who built it? Beginning at the recently completed Main Street Garden, our trained tour guide will lead us on a 90-minute walk (so wear comfortable clothes) and a discussion of a variety of architectural icons, including the Adolphus Hotel, the Magnolia Building, the Statler Hilton, and the Wilson Building. Along the way, you'll view examples of Beaux Art, Art Deco, Post-Modernist, Renaissance Revival and Victorian designs and how they were adapted specifically for a rapidly growing metropolis. Additionally, we'll hear about the institutions, individuals, and visionaries who made all this happen. In case you didn’t know, downtown Dallas has an underground area that connects some of the office buildings. These passages were designed in the late 1960s and the Dallas Mayor at the time, Laura Miller, fantasized about bringing in a dump truck “and filling the tunnel entrances up with concrete” in 2004. In the 36 blocks of tunnels there are still some open shops along with several places to eat including fast food and sit-down restaurants so our lunch will take place in the “tunnels”. We will leave at 9:30 am, enjoy the tour, eat (on your own) and return around 2:30 pm. Cost will be $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers.