I had a really nice time at Rene Schmidt’s Meet and Greet in Junius Heights this evening. The hosts, guests, and weather were all wonderful.
While we sat on Rene’s front porch and enjoyed the breeze, the guests and I discussed the Strong Mayor charter amendment, economic development, and preservation issues.
Junius Heights is a hidden gem of a neighborhood, located in Old East Dallas. The neighborhood is currently in the process of becoming Dallas’ next historic district, and I am very enthusiastic about and supportive of their efforts.
I’ve been friends with Rene since working with him through Preservation Dallas’ Neighborhood Network. His neighborhood’s effort to create the Junius Heights Historic District is a model that others seeking historic district status are sure to follow.
To cap off the event, Rene gave an impromptu performance of a Bach keyboard piece on his harpsichord. It was a great end to a great evening. Thanks again to Rene, his partner Lee, and all of the guests for a great time!