Preservation Magazine, Winter 2016

Transitions: Threatened—Salvation Army Building

In each Transitions section of Preservation magazine, we highlight places of local and national importance that have recently been restored, are currently threatened, have been saved from demolition or neglect, or have been lost. Here's one from Winter 2016.

Midcentury Salvation Army building, Dallas

photo by: Michael Cagle

This Midcentury Modern building near downtown Dallas, dating from 1963, is a prime example of the suburban-style office complexes that sprang up outside the city’s core during that decade. “Architecturally, I think it’s one of the best midcentury buildings we have,” says David Preziosi of Preservation Dallas. Originally designed by Grayson Gill for the Great National Life Insurance Company, the space currently houses offices for the local chapter of The Salvation Army. The building is now for sale and sits in the middle of a burgeoning medical district in Dallas, causing concern in the preservation community that it could be purchased and demolished to make way for new development.

Katherine Flynn is a former assistant editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys coffee, record stores, and uncovering the stories behind historic places.


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