Highland Park Village president Ray Washburne will be the keynote speaker at the annual Preservation Park Cities Distinguished Speaker luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Dallas Country Club.
Washburne and his wife, Heather, and Stephen and Elisa Summers bought the historic, landmark shopping center in 2009. Since then, notable projects around the Village include the completion of Building 100 on Preston Road in early 2019, when the exterior was drastically modified to reflect the rest of Highland Park Village’s architectural style. Aesthetic touches were incorporated into the building originally constructed in 1965, including Spanish tile, wooden balconies, and other façade details. Along with newly installed fountains at the entrances along Preston Road, an extensive resurfacing project to fully brick the parking lot is underway.
The Distinguished Speaker luncheon is the largest fundraiser for Preservation Park Cities, which seeks to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics, and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Tish Key and Alisa Sell are chairing this year’s luncheon.
Tickets start at $150 and are available here.