Introduction to the
Swiss Avenue Women's Guild Web Site by
My name is Ebby Halliday. Technology has made possible
the introduction to a wider audience of the Swiss Avenue
Women's Guild, and due to my deep interest in housing
and in architecture, I think it's absolutely wonderful
what the Guild has done... to bring the knowledge of the
wonderful neighborhood concept. The Swiss Avenue Women's
Guild is certainly to be commended for producing this
web site with it's beautiful examples of turn of the century
architecture and for the years of research dating back
to the first home built in 1905.
You know, the neighborhood concept in larger cities has
become almost nonexistent, but because of the friendly
enthusiastic work of the Women's Guild, Swiss Avenue is
an elegant neighborhood in which the homeowners welcome
new neighbors, support the works effecting the area and
join in charities that border the Avenue.
Since coming to Dallas in 1938, I have witnessed many
neighborhood changes and have been impressed with the
steady interest in East Dallas... Swiss Avenue, Lakewood,
Munger Place areas of stately homes of character, with
the carefully preserved Swiss Avenue - eight blocks of
historical homes, nurtured by the Swiss Avenue Women's
Guild, the centerpiece of interest... is a wonderful,
wonderful example of neighborhood preservation and of
worthwhile interest to generations to come. So enjoy and
learn and step back in time with the caretakers of the
Historical Swiss Avenue, which is in the careful hands
of the Swiss Avenue Women's Guild.
THE SWISS AVENUE WOMEN'S GUILD
The magnolia was chosen as the Guild's symbol
because it represents Southern beauty and strength.
Owners of the homes depicted on this web site do not necessarily support
or are necessarily affiliated with the Swiss Avenue Women's Guild.