The Arts District Mansion was built in 1890, designed by
Architect Herbert Miller Greene and built by contractor Daniel
Morgan, who completed the Dallas County courthouse,
affectionally known as "Old Red". The mansion site was part of a
10-acre tract purchased several years earlier for $100 an acre.
It is a beautiful example of the Neoclassical Revival style
architecture of the late 19th century. In 1900, Ross Avenue was
the finest residential street in the city and was the hub of
social activity at the time known as the silk-stocking district,
reflecting the opulence and grandeur the mansion still displays
today. The Arts District Mansion is an elegant reminder of life
in Dallas as it transitioned from a southern frontier town to a
The mansion features intricate architectural details, including a turret, a triangular pediment above the entrance, gables, and additional decorative elements that are characteristic of the Neoclassical Revival style. The interior boasts many historical features, including ornate woodwork and nine fireplaces,each with different vibrant and colorful English tiles. In 1936 the mansion underwent an extensive renovation including an addition to the rear.
The historic ambiance and elegant interior of The Arts District Mansion make it a popular choice for unique and upscale events.