Alison Volk – Guest Contributor
Apr 15 @ 2:27 pm
An Evening With! Leonard Volk



Central Standard Time



Hall of State
3939 Grand Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75210,

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Come spend An Evening With! Leonard Volk, moderated by his daughter Alison, as he discusses his family's history starting with his family coming to Dallas in 1887, his father's legendary stores, Volk Brothers, which began in 1890, growing up in Dallas and how it has changed, his illustrious career in architecture and his community service career where he made a difference in the Dallas community. Plus, view many of his wonderful photographs from Dallas past and present.  Volk is a third-generation Dallasite.  He attended Texas Country Day School in Dallas (now St. Mark’s), graduated from Andover in 1945, and from Yale in 1949.  He traveled in Europe for 14 months in 1949-50. From 1952 to 1955 Volk served in the U.S. Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps, stationed in Germany for two years. Returning to the U.S., he studied Architecture at MIT, and received his degree in 1959.  He practiced architecture in Dallas from 1959 to 1989, much of the time as a principal of Selzer Associates, Architects.  His design projects included low and high-rise apartments, attached houses, medical clinics and offices, office buildings, subdivision plans, a hangar and industrial building for Texas Instruments, commercial remodeling at Highland Park Village in Dallas and Ridglea Village in Fort Worth, staff housing at McDonald Observatory for the University of Texas, and public-housing modernization in West Dallas.  He pursued a  volunteer career in Dallas from 1959 to 1995, working on such activities as Goals for Dallas, organizing a Community Design Center for neighborhood improvement, and leading the Dallas AIA’s Affordable Housing Committee. Items from the Dallas Historical Society’s Volk Collection will be on display. Volk will be selling and signing his book, Everyday, a collection of his photographs, after the talk.  Tickets at door- $20.00