Somehow, when you walk into an old home with tall ceilings, hand-crafted and carved wood details, and original hardware and light fixtures you find that time begins to slow down and you can almost remember a Christmas in an era you are way too young to remember.
The C.H. Alexander Mansion at 4607 Ross Avenue designed in 1904 by Sanquinett & Staats of Fort Worth and C.D. Hill of Dallas is available to tour Saturday, December 20th and Sunday, December 21st. You can buy a ticket at the door or though the Dallas Women’s Forum. You may also buy a ticket from Virginia Cook or Sheila Rice of Virginia Cook, Realtors who have been instrumental in unveiling this architectural masterpiece and Dallas treasure and making it available to the public this holiday.
Ross Avenue was Grand Street of Dallas
Between 1885 and 1920 Ross Avenue was the address of the great mansions in Dallas. The opulence was expressed through the architecture of the time – Victorian in the late 19th century and Prairie Style, neo classical and Edwardian in the early part of the 20th century.
While only a very limited number of people have the opportunity to live in one of the few remaining early 20th century homes in Dallas, everyone can enjoy visiting Old East Dallas and seeing where the leaders of the city originally resided and the inspiration for the great neighborhoods of the future such as Highland Park. When you visit this great home decorated for the holidays, you will know Dallas better and help support the ongoing restoration of this magnificent early Dallas estate home.