Taylor Armstrong, Harlan Crow, Lucy and Henry Billingsley and Pierce Allman (Photo: Jake Dean)
The Crow Family has deep roots in Dallas and the Park Cities, so I’m not necessarily surprised that three of the family’s Park Cities abodes were dedicated as landmarks by the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society this month.
Henry and Lucy Crow Billingsley’s 6701 Turtle Creek Boulevard abode was designated a landmark due to its architectural significance. The home, which is one of the state’s best examples of a 1920s French Norman manor, was designed by Herbert M. Greene LaRoche & Dahl for banker Everette Owens and his wife, Cecille, in University Park’s Volk Estates development.
The home of Margaret Crow, widow of Trammel Crow, was deemed historical as well. The house, which is located at 4500 Preston Road in Highland Park, is the site of one of the first residences in the area. The C.D. Hill-designed home was completed in 1912 for Edgar Flippen. Just a couple of years prior, Hill designed the Mt. Vernon mansion at 4800 Preston. He also designed the Beaux-Arts Dallas City Hall at Harwood and Main, First Presbyterian Church, and Oak Lawn Methodist Church.
And showing that historic homes don’t have to be outdated, Harlan Crow’s home at 4700 Preston Road received landmark designation for renovation excellence. The house, originally built for Hugh Prather in 1917, is one of several fine homes in Highland Park designed by Anton F. Korn Jr.