Hall of State Restoration, Fair Park
Considered to be one of Texas’s most significant historic buildings, the Hall of State was constructed by the State of Texas for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, also a Worlds Fair. Now owned by the City of Dallas, this Art Deco building contains some of the most remarkable interior spaces in the country featuring Texas Shellstone, marbles and sweet gum wood crafted especially for this building. The building is also adorned with art by Texas artists primarily that includes murals, sculpture, photography and bas reliefs. Accordingly, the building is celebrated as the best collaboration of art and architecture in the state.
A Historic Structures Report for the building documented the history and condition and a phased plan for its restoration was prepared. Phase 1 of the work identified includes the replacement of mechanical and electrical systems, the installation of a fire suppression system, roof repairs and improvements to accessibility.
Construction documents were also prepared for the full exterior restoration and for the interior, which await funding.