A walk on Swiss Avenue, Dallas icon

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A walk on Swiss Avenue, Dallas icon

Four kilometres of shaded streets to admire the 16 architectural styles of the city's 200 most impressive homes—an enticing.

Erected in Mediterranean, Spanish, Georgian, Neoclassical, Colonial, Tudor, or Italian and English Renaissance styles, with tributes to the Prairie School and the Arts and Crafts movements, the homes lined up here provide you with a rather surprising cultural promenade. Inscribed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974, the Swiss Avenue Historic District, in the east of Dallas, has nothing Swiss about it other than being named after the arrival of a few Swiss immigrants who settled there around 1905. For all Texans, the residential district that emerged from the ground at the beginning of the 20th century is above all an architectural feast for the eyes. These magnificent residences built throughout the century by bankers, oil magnates, farmers and traders are in as many styles as there were owners. The houses have evolved over the years, and the Bryan Parkway block, a mix of Arts and Crafts cottages and bungalows, is one of the few that has preserved its integrity. Best enjoyed while on “Mother's Day Home Tour”, allowing you to admire the interiors of some houses when open to the public

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