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.
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