Cole Park Pavilion honored by Preservation Dallas

GSR Andrade’s Cole Park Pavilion rehabilitation project was honored last night (5/11/11) at Preservation Dallas’ 12th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards held at NorthPark Center.

Cole Park is one of Dallas’ earliest public parks.  The pavilion, constructed in 1925, was one of the City’s first pavilions and also one of the earliest structures in Dallas designed in the Spanish-Revival style.  Over the years, the pavilion had fallen victim to vandalism, illicit activity, general disrepair and neglect.

The restoration included removal of the restrooms which had previously been shuttered and closed due to vandalism; structural repairs to the existing clay tile walls; repairs to the floor slab; a new clay tile roof; repairs to the wood ceiling; re-plastered walls; and new stone terrace and lighting.  The project also included site improvements, including a new walking trail, landscaping, central seating areas, lighting, and renovation of the existing tennis courts.

Congratulations to all who worked tirelessly to get this project funded; and to all who were part of the team that brought it back to life!

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