Speak Up for Dallas’ Tenth Street Historic District

Primarily settled by formerly enslaved people after the Civil War, Dallas’ Tenth Street Historic District includes buildings dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. A 2010 change to a local law allowed the city to obtain demolition permits for houses less than 3,000 square feet without regard for Landmark Commission rulings, substantially increasing the rate of demolition; to date, at least 70 of its 260 historic homes have been lost to demolition. To challenge this law, a local preservation group filed a lawsuit against the City of Dallas.

Add your name to our petition telling the City of Dallas to amend or repeal this unjust city ordinance.

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