Important Development Meeting for Historic Wynnewood Shopping Center

Posted by    |    January 8th, 2018 at 9:53 pm

 

Lead the Mardi Gras Parade with BFOC

Posted by    |    January 8th, 2018 at 12:21 pm

Our favorite parade is coming up 🎉 February 11th.

Come ride in Oak Cliff’s Mardi Gras Parade with us! Anyone with a 🚲 can ride.

We will decorate our bikes beforehand and then lead the parade at 4pm.

It’ll be a blast, COSTUMES encouraged!

For event updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1894964797482283/?ti=cl

Dallas Tweed Ride 2017

Posted by    |    November 27th, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Dallas Tweed Ride

Sport your finest tweedy attire and join BFOC for a leisurely jaunt about town on bicycle!

The legendary Tweed Ride will roll out of the Union Station at high noon, 12:00pm on December 3rd! Traffic will naturally pause, watching in disbelief as happy cyclists pass by pedaling through the crisp winter air. The entire group will be wearing charming tweed outfits, like a collective art installation transporting everyone involved to a more beautiful time and place.

The pace is slow enough for anyone to keep up, so dust off your cruiser, let your street bike enjoy the relaxing pace, invite your sweet old neighbor and bring the kids. The bike ride route will be from Union Station to Local Hub Bicycle Shop where one lucky cyclist wearing the best Tweed outfit will be awarded a gift card.  Then we will move onward to Internet Cafe 2, and finally to Turner House in North Oak Cliff.

Oddfellows Restaurant will sponsor the activities on the lawn including tug-of-war, 3-legged races, and more! Matt Tolentino of the Singapore Slingers will be back performing accordion on the lawn, and there’ll be plenty of hot cider and mulled wine. The Facebook event is here.

This is your chance to get friends and family on bicycles together for a day full of smiles, whether they normally ride or not!

Don’t own a bike? There are plenty of bike shares out there! And our starting location, Union Station, is SUPER easy to get to via public transportation, so consider planning your day to include an adventure on the DART train, local busses, or organize a group ride from your neighborhood to the starting point then home again.  There will be plenty of Bike Share bicycles available too.  Be on the look out for the a free ride Promo Code!

There is no cost to join the ride! Bring your own picnic, pack extra to share with new friends and bring cash to buy refreshment or BFOC swag.  There will be pint glasses, cycle-related booklets, and t-shirts available.  Proceeds from all sales will support the community efforts of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff.

For a taste of what is in store and for apparel ideas, view the galleries of the original New York Tweed Ride, and San Francisco Tweed Ride.

Thoughts on style from the Tweed Cycling Club

Photos of the past Dallas Tweed Rides:

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Home Tour tomorrow!

Posted by    |    October 20th, 2017 at 2:13 pm

More amazing press from Candy’s Dirt.   Thanks Candy!

 

While the home that Dallas City Center Realtor Tony Nuncio is sponsoring for the Heritage Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour is far from old, he won’t hold that against it. An Old Oak Cliff Conservation League (now Heritage Oak Cliff) member since 2007, a founding member of the Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association, and now a proud resident of the Kings Highway Conservation District, Nuncio has long been dedicated to the area.

In fact, he and his partner of 21 years, Terrance Nichols, opened their remodeled 1920s bungalow for the 2015 home tour — a sacrifice on the altar of neighborhood fundraising that all home tour participants know too well. Though we are in love with his adorable house, this year, Nuncio is proud to sponsor the gorgeous, modern take on the glass house at 804 Kessler Woods Trail. Trust — there will be no stone throwing coming from us, as we’re completely in awe with not only the house itself, but with the views.

“It’s a little over 3,000 square feet and designed to take full advantage of the beautiful views from the nearby Twelve Hills Nature Center,” Nuncio said of the Mark Domiteaux design. “Bringing the outdoors inside is the goal, and there is excellent native landscaping. A pool was added in 2016 by the current owner, with a deck and beautiful outdoor space.”

Of course, sponsoring a home tour stop is no easy task, but Nuncio — ever the achiever — went that important step further. “I’m on the selection committee — we preview the houses in March and April,” progressively paring the list down. This year, the committee had to make many tough choices to bring you a robust, diverse group of homes that each showcase a different architectural perspective of Oak Cliff.

Tour goers will appreciate the committee’s good taste as they meander through the eight impressive homes, which include an absolutely perfect Hutsell-designed manse in Kessler Park — a stark contrast to the angular modernism of Domiteaux+Baggett’s aesthetic. And though we absolutely admire the architecture of these homes, don’t miss the interior details.

“The interior is phenomenal and the art collection is very eclectic and cool,” Nuncio said of the Kessler Woods home. “Another unique feature is the small footbridge to the front door. From there, you enter a cool sunken living room with accordion-style glass doors.”

The tour runs this weekend, Oct. 21 and 22, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets, which are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors, are available online.

Home Tour This Weekend!

Posted by    |    October 18th, 2017 at 8:43 pm

FALL HOME TOUR THIS WEEKEND! Get your tickets online here or at participating outlets. TIckets can be purchased at Kessler Baking Studio, Lucky Dog Books or at participating Tom Thumb’s:
315 S Hampton
6333 Mockingbird
522 Preston Royal Center
633 W. Wheatland (Duncanville)

OR DURING THE TOUR at Ticket Central - Simply Austin, 401 N. Bishop in the Bishop Arts District OR at any Tour Home.


Hear the lions roar from the back of this beautiful modern home behind the Dallas Zoo.


Charming cottage facade disguises the truth that this home is over 4000 sq ft


East Kessler outdoor dining area fit to host the most elegant of parties.


Custom ironwork adorns this Kiest Forest residence.


This home on Mayrant Dr. has a beautiful modern kitchen.


Wynnewood North cottage with original hardwood floors.

 
 

CYCLESOMATIC 2017

Posted by    |    October 13th, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Cyclesomatic 2017 Poster

 

Home Tour 2017

Posted by    |    October 12th, 2017 at 4:31 pm

All this and more on the 2017 Fall Home Tour.  Get your tickets today online here or at participating outlets.  TIckets can be purchased at Kessler Baking Studio, Lucky Dog Books or at participating Tom Thumb’s:

315 S Hampton
           6333 Mockingbird

            522 Preston Royal Center

633 W. Wheatland (Duncanville) 

 

Meadow Loop Trail Ribbon Cutting

Posted by    |    October 8th, 2017 at 11:21 pm

altTo celebrate the opening of a newly cleared “Meadow Loop Trail”, a dedication program and ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, October 7th at the trail site on the southern part of Keist Park. This was located just south of Keist Ave, and on the eastside of Hampton. A Grow South Grant had been awarded to Friends of Oak Cliff Parks, who put the money to good use on this project. Jon Papp, the President of the organization welcomed everyone to the celebration, and gave recognition to the volunteers. Remarks were given by Dwaine Caraway, City Councilman for District 4, Vana Hammond, Grow South, Willis Winters, Director of Dallas Parks Department, and Robert Abtani, President Dallas Park Board.

Light refreshments were offered, as well as an optional trail walk for those prefering to walk part or all of the trail. Another added feature was a veiwing of the “native” prairie meadow located at the entrance to the new trail. Getting to this new trail was just a short hike down the Bridal Trail.

Volunteers included the University of North Texas in Dallas, North Dallas Adventist Academy, Lassiter High School Honor Society, Sunset High School Key Club, Century Air Conditioning, Boy Scouts Troop 2012, Active Network, Dallas County Master Naturalists, and the Dallas County Master Gardeners. Many of whom were in attendance on this day.

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Old Oak Cliff Conservation League is now Heritage Oak Cliff

Posted by    |    September 19th, 2017 at 12:44 am

 

                   
PRESS RELEASE
09/18/2017
For Release After 9:00 pm September 18, 2017
Contact:
OOCCL President
Ellie Hajek - 
972-365-6282

The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League


Old Oak Cliff Conservation League

Announces Name Change to 

“Heritage Oak Cliff”

 

Dallas, TX – A longtime advocate for the preservation of the history and heritage of Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhoods is changing its name after 43 years of service. Old Oak Cliff Conservation League announced today that it will now be called “Heritage Oak Cliff”.
 
“We are very pleased to announce these changes,” said Ellie Hajek, the organization’s President. “Since 1974, we have been at the forefront of the preservation movement in Dallas, working to protect not only the structures that help give Oak Cliff its character, but also the culture, customs and traditions of our neighborhoods.” 
 
There will be no interruption in the organization’s scheduled activities, chief of which is the Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour, scheduled for October 21-22. Information about Heritage Oak Cliff can now be found at www.heritageoakcliff.org.
 
The organization was founded to stop urban decay and to preserve old neighborhoods in North Oak Cliff. The group fought plans to convert streets into major thoroughfares and helped craft zoning to protect neighborhoods. Over the years, however, the scope of the group’s work expanded.
 
The membership now includes neighborhoods well south and east of the old, North Oak Cliff neighborhoods which were the organization’s core when founded. And the group’s programs now reflect a commitment to more than the preservation of buildings. “Through programs like our Oak Cliff Live! Speaker Series, candidate forums, and our This Place Matters Facebook page, we help our neighbors talk about and participate in solving the problems that arise when a community changes so quickly,” said Anne Foster executive vice president.
 
“Certainly, we will continue to work towards the preservation of our historic buildings that link us to the past, and we will continue to participate in the city’s evaluation of zoning changes, but we will do all of this with a keen eye to preserving the heritage of Oak Cliff, which includes our cultural diversity and our close-knit neighborhood lifestyles that we all love,” added Lee Ruiz, Co-Vice President of Neighborhoods. “The new name is a much better reflection of that.”


The organization considered changing its name several times over the years, but finally acted this year. A Name and Logo Review Committee was formed by the Board of Directors. The committee worked closely with Pink Jacket Studio, a branding firm headquartered in Oak Cliff and owned by two Oak Cliff residents. Input was received from a broad swath of the community, especially the organization’s membership. The actual name change was voted on at the Board meeting in June, with “Heritage Oak Cliff” quickly receiving broad support. The name change was then kept a secret while the look of the logo was determined. The changes were announced at the Bishop Arts Theater Center on September 18th in conjunction with the 2017 Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour Reveal Reception. 

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Heritage Oak Cliff is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as an umbrella organization for 34 neighborhood associations within Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. It remains dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the architectural, historic and cultural heritage and the natural resources of Oak Cliff.

For more information, contact 

Ellie Hajek
972-365-6282
president@heritageoakcliff.com

Formerly Old Oak Cliff Conservation League

 

2017 Home Tour

Posted by    |    September 5th, 2017 at 9:26 pm

This year’s OOCCL Fall Home Tour will be October 20 and 21 from 12:00-6:00 both days.  TIckets can be purchased online, at Kessler Baking Co., Lucky Dog Books or at participating Tom Thumb’s:

315 S Hampton
           6333 Mockingbird

            522 Preston Royal Center

633 W. Wheatland (Duncanville) 

Tickets purchased online will be held at Will Call.  Tickets may be picked up at Will Call the weekend of the tour during tour hours.  Will Call is in the Bishop Arts Distrcit at the corner of Bishop and 8th.  

Tour is rain or shine.