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THE SWISS AVENUE
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Park   5421

YEAR BUILT: 1916
ARCHITECT/BUILDER: Hal Thompson
ORIGINAL OWNER: George C. Greer
ORIGINAL
DESCRIPTION:
Two story Italian Renaissance. Red brick. Slate roof. Hip roof w/three window central dormer (arch above center window); balustrade; dentils. Center pavilion w/stone quoins; three arched openings to recessed entry portico; keystones; iron balcony above portico. Stone lintels above main floor windows; keystones. Shutters on all windows. Sonte quoins at corners of main mass. Full width raised open terrace w/wide steps; stone balustrade and urns. Recessed two story wings either side behind twin loggias w/Palladain arhces and wood balustrades. Wood balustrades w/finials above loggias.
OF INTEREST: This house, which is perhaps the Swiss Avenue home most admired by tourists, was originally built for George Greer, a lawyer and later president of the Magnolia Petroleum Company. The family of Currie McCutcheon, a noted criminal lawyer and one time Dallas county attorney, lived here for over 30 years.
PHOTO GALLERY:

Feb 14, 2004 - Most snow since 1985

December 2003 -
Holiday
Decorations


May 2014 - Celebrating with
Friends and Neighbors
100 years 1914-2014

May 2014 - Present Owner Discussing History of 5439

May 2014 - Historian
Discussing 5439

Historic Swiss Avenue
Video