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Dallas Landmark is a designation by the City of Dallas and the Dallas Landmark Commission for historic buildings and districts in Dallas, Texas, United States. Listed sites are selected after meeting a combination of criteria, including historical, economic, architectural, artistic, cultural, and social values. Once a structure or district is designated a Landmark it is protected by an ordinance with specific preservation criteria, which requires that any alterations beyond routine maintenance, up to and including demolition, must have their permit reviewed by the Landmark Commission.


Buildings eligible for Dallas Landmark Structure designation are those that possess any of the following merits:

  1. character;
  2. location of a significant historical event;
  3. identification with a historically significant person or persons;
  4. cultural, economic, social, or historical heritage;
  5. architectural style;
  6. architect or master builder;
  7. architectural innovation;
  8. archaeological significance, or value as an aspect of community sentiment or pride.

Dallas Landmark Districts are defined areas with a significant concentration of structures unified by their architectural style or related historical events.

Many Dallas Landmark Structures are eligible or have been recognized as a contributing property on the National Register of Historic Places or Recorded Texas Historic Landmark list. Many of the Dallas Landmark Districts fall within other local or national historic districts as well.

Landmark Commission

The Dallas Mayor and City Council appoint an eighteen-member Landmark Commission consisting of one representative for each district and three alternates for a two-year unpaid term beginning on September 1 of each odd-numbered year. All Commissioners have knowledge and experience in the fields of history, art, architecture, or historic preservation. The Landmark Commission and City Plan Commission make recommendations for City of Dallas landmarks that are forwarded to the Dallas City Council.

The Designation Committee is an advisory committee appointed by the Landmark Commission made up of Landmark Commissioners and citizens. The combination of historians, architects, archeologist, preservation consultants are responsible for reviewing applications for new landmarks and historic districts. The committee reviews applications for new city landmarks and forwards the recommendations to the Landmark Commission.

List of landmarks

For consistency, the lists below use the names from the Dallas Landmark website.


Majestic Dallas Exterior
The Majestic Theatre is the sole survivor of Theater Row.
Dallas Fair Park Esplanade
Fair Park contains the largest collection of art deco exposition architecture.
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
The former Texas School Book Depository building is located in the West End Historic District.
Deep Ellum - Knights of Pythias - Union Bankers Building 02
Knights of Pythias Temple (Union Bankers Building), Deep Ellum
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Name Designated Location NRHP Date RTHL Date Current Use
2220 Canton Lofts November 22, 1994 2220 Canton Street residential
Adam Hat May 14, 1997 2700 Canton Street residential
Adolphus Hotel September 30, 1987 1315 Commerce Street July 14, 1983 1981 hotel
Albert A. Anderson House May 27, 1998 300 Centre Street
Allen House April 9, 2001 2603 Fairmount Street
Ambassador Hotel June 28, 1982 1312 S. Ervay Street 1965 education
American Beauty Mill November 25, 1996 2400 S. Ervay Street residential
B. Parks Bros. Storage February 11, 1991 2639 Elm Street
Betterton House June 13, 1995 705 Marsalis
Bishop Arts Building June 7, 1999 408 W. Eighth Street commercial
Booker T. Washington School April 24, 2006 2501 Flora Street education
Boyd Hotel August 29, 1996 2934 Elm Street commercial
Busch – Kirby Building and Annex September 28, 1987 1509 Main Street, 1511 Main Street July 4, 1980 1988 residential
Cedar Crest House August 8, 1984 2223 West Jefferson Boulevard
Cedar Springs Fire Station March 22, 1979 3828 Cedar Springs Road municipal
City Hotel January 8, 1999 2528 Elm Street commercial
Columbus Langeley Grocery June 13, 1989 1501-05 Beaumont Street commercial
Cox Farmhouse (Dallas, Texas) January 20, 1993 11210 Cox Lane residential
Crown Hill Mausoleum March 21, 1990 9700 Webb Chapel Road municipal
Cumberland Hill School November 29, 1988 1901 North Akard Street commercial
Dallas High School/Crozier Tech December 13, 2000 2214 Bryan Street February 20, 1996 vacant
Dallas Power and Light Building January 5, 1999 1506 Commerce Street residential
Dallas Tent and Awning Building March 21, 1995 2401 Commerce Street residential
Davis Building May 27, 1998 1309 Main Street January 18, 2006 residential
Davy Crockett School October 25, 1993 4001 N. Carroll Avenue education
DeGolyer House and Gardens March 23, 1988 8525 Garland Road December 28, 1978 cultural
East Dallas Christian Church December 15, 1993 629 N. Peak Street
East DP&L Substation 3700 Willow Street
Elizabeth Chapel 1026 East 10th Street demolished
F.A. Brown Farmstead July 13, 1987 4611 Kelton Avenue
Fannin Elementary School August 13, 1996 4800 Ross Avenue education
Federal Reserve Bank October 6, 1977 400 S. Akard Street commercial
Fire Station #16 August 15, 1988 5501 Columbia Avenue April 17, 1997 municipal
First Presbyterian Church October 21, 1981 401 South Harwood Street
Freedman's Cemetery February 6, 1992 Central Expressway at Lemmon cultural
Good Luck Gas Station June 17, 1992 903 Cadiz Street vacant
Grace Methodist Church December 11, 1979 4105 Junius Street
Harlan Building August 16, 1988 2018 Cadiz Street February 26, 2004
Higginbothan-Bailey Building July 27, 1984 900 Jackson Street 1984 commercial
Interstate Forwarding Building September 25, 1991 3200 Main Street
James Madison High School November 3, 1993 3000 Martin Luther King Boulevard education
King Mansion January 9, 2004 3417 Gillespie Street hotel
Kings Court Apartments June 12, 1992 1234 Kings Highway
Knights of Pythias Temple October 23, 1989 2551 Elm Street vacant
Kovandovitch House July 17, 1996 523 Eads Avenue
La France Building September 9, 1997 3600 Commerce Street
Lincoln High School September 13, 1995 5000 Oakland Avenue education
Luna Tortilla Factory 1615 McKinney Avenue commercial
Magnolia Building 108 S. Akard Street January 30, 1978 1978 hotel
Majestic Theatre 1923 Elm Street November 14, 1977 1983 cultural
Mallory Drug Store 900 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Mitchell Building 3800 Commerce Street residential
Oak Cliff Methodist Church 541-49 E. Jefferson Boulevard
Oak Lawn Methodist Church 3014 Oak Lawn Avenue
Old City Hall 106 S. Harwood Street 1978 municipal
Old Parkland Hospital 3819 Maple Avenue commercial
Old Tige 3801 Parry Avenue cultural
Palace Blacksmith Shop 2814 Main Street commercial
Phyllis Wheatley School 2908 Metropolitan Street
Plaza Hotel 1933 Main Street December 5, 1985 1988 hotel
Ross Avenue Baptist Church 5201 Ross Avenue 1999 demolished
Santa Fe Warehouse #1 1114 Commerce Street May 23, 1997 government
Santa Fe Warehouse #2 1122 Jackson May 23, 1997 residential
Scottish Rite Cathedral 500 S. Harwood Street March 26, 1980 1978
Shingle Style House 3506 Cedar Springs Road May 23, 1980 1981 commercial
Sons of Hermann 3414 Elm Street
Southern Pine House 3003 Kinmore
Spence Middle School 4001 Capital Avenue education
St. Ann's School 2514 Harry Hines Boulevard commercial
St. Paul United Methodist Church 1816 Routh Street
Texas Farm and Ranch Building 3306 Main Street
Texas Theatre 231 W. Jefferson Boulevard April 1, 2003 cultural
Trinity Methodist Church 2120 McKinney Avenue demolished
Turtle Creek Pump Station 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard February 9, 2001 1983 cultural
United States Post Office and Courthouse 400 N. Ervay Street residential
Union Station 400 S. Houston Street May 29, 1975 1979 commercial
Wales Apartments 4515 Live Oak Street
Warwick Melrose – Dallas 3015 Oak Lawn Avenue hotel
Western Union Building 2028–2034 Main Street commercial
White Rock Bath House 521 Lawther Drive cultural
White Rock Pump Station 2900 White Rock Road 1989 municipal
Woodrow Wilson High School 100 S. Glasgow 1989 education
Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church 919 Morrell Avenue 2004 organization


South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District
Tenth Street Historic District Column Detail
Porch column capital in the Tenth Street Historic District
West End Historic District, Dallas
Market Street in the West End Historic District
Name Designated Location NRHP Date RTHL Date Current Use
Continental Gin Historic District residential
Eastside Warehouse Historic District 3221 Commerce Street residential
Edison / La Vista Court Historic District November 29, 1989 500 S. Harwood Street residential
Fair Park Historic District February 6, 2008 September 24, 1986 cultural
Harwood Street Historic District February 22, 1990 commercial/
Junius Heights Historic District April 26, 2006 residential
Lake Cliff Historic District November 5, 1997 June 17, 1994 residential
Magnolia Station Historic District December 23, 1994 residential
Munger Place Historic District July 27, 1988 September 13, 1978 residential
North Bishop Avenue Historic District commercial
Peak's Suburban Addition Historic District March 8, 1995 March 23, 1995 residential
Sears Complex Historic District mixed-use
South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District May 1977 February 5, 1979 residential
State Thomas Historic District March 10, 1986;
November 4, 1986
Swiss Avenue Historic District January 23, 1985 March 28, 1974 residential
Tenth Street Historic District May 1993 June 17, 1994 residential
West End Historic District October 6, 1975 November 14, 1978 commercial/
Wheatley Place Historic District October 24, 2000 March 23, 1995 residential
Wilson Block Historic District April 29, 1981 December 15, 1978 commercial
Winnetka Heights Historic District August 14, 1984 November 3, 1983 residential
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