June 20, 2018
Fair Park Parry Avenue Gate Entrance, next to DART Fair Park Station
3700 Parry Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226
Fair Park Walking Tour - final tour until Spring!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
First established for the Dallas State Fair in 1886, Fair Park is one of Dallas’ greatest assets and has been named a National Historic Landmark. In partnership with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, the Dallas Center for Architecture presents free hour-long lunchtime walking tours of this Art Deco gem on the third Wednesday of each month thru June, 2018 (tours should resume in March, 2019). In 1936, Fair Park was transformed for the Texas Centennial Exposition. Architect George Dahl and a score of architects and craftsmen created what is today the finest collection of Art Deco exhibition buildings in the world. On the tour, you’ll learn about this process and the individuals involved, as well as recent and ongoing efforts to preserve and transform this architectural gem. The tour begins at noon at the Parry Street entrance gate adjacent to the DART stop. Register for the tour by e-mailing info@DallasCFA.