The earliest homes built in 1905 in the Swiss Avenue Historic District are found in the original addition of Munger Place between the Swiss Avenue gates on Fitzhugh and Dumont. Homes continued to be built along the street in casual chronological order with the most recent homes built in the l930s at the LaVista boundary. The west side of the boulevard is narrower, as it was used as a private drive, and the east side of Swiss Avenue is wider because it was used as a public drive. Even today Swiss Avenue remains the street in Dallas most associated with mansions. Swiss Avenue is also synonymous with preservation as the Historic Preservation League, now Preservation Dallas, was formed simultaneously with Swiss Avenue becoming Dallas’ first Historic District in 1973.
Every photograph in this section was taken during the week of the 2005 Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Historic Home Tour celebrating the centennial of this historically significant neighborhood. These photographs represent 30 years of Swiss Avenue revitalization and restoration. Please call me, Douglas Newby, at 214.522.1000 to discuss Douglas Newby & Associates representing you as we search and help you evaluate the best historic home for you.