Ruthmeade Place Neighborhood Association

 Welcome to the neighborhood!

Dallas, Texas 

Mission: The mission of Ruthmeade Place Neighborhood Association is to know your neighbor, build community, advocate, and represent the community.  

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History of Ruthmeade

Established in 1905

Ruthmeade Place was part of Thomas Marsalis' grand scheme for his Oak Cliff suburb in 1887. Originally called Dallas Land and Loan #2, it was annexed to the city of Dallas in 1889, as building commenced in Land and Loan #1. The depression of 1893 ended not only Marsalis' dream, but also delayed Ruthmeades' development until around 1905.

September 21, 2023 our association was formally approved as a non-profit. 

Types of homes

Victorian, Craftsman and Prairie

As a result, Ruthmeade is easily distinguishable from Land and Loan #1 by the housing. The older addition is late Victorian, with a number of multi-story Queen Anne-style homes. With its proliferation of one-story bungalows, Ruthmeade clearly reflected the new century. Older dwellings show a Victorian influence with steep gables and a few bay windows. But, the majority of the homes are two and three bedroom bungalows on small lots. They show their Craftsman and Prairie roots by way of low-pitched gabled rooflines, front porches and thick columns. Pine or oak floors are common, and a number of double-hung windows still have their old wavy glass. Building continued into the 1930s with a number of schoolteachers settling here. The old Page Drug store chain was named for the pharmacist who once lived in the neighborhood. 

Today, Ruthmeade is home to a diverse population that is determined to restore its integrity. The neighborhood remains a remarkably intact single family area. 

Number of homes and businesses

There are technically 730 lots in Ruthmeade Place boundaries:


 

How do I join the neighborhood association?

If you would like to join our association, contact Barbara Alfaro at ruthmeadeplace@gmail.com. She will let you know details about the next meeting and how to pay dues. 

Are there dues?

We appreciate any donation to the association and are asking for $20 per year. Contact Barbara Alfaro on how to send your money.

What are the neighborhood boundaries?

South of Twelfth St, East of Tyler, West of Zang, North of Clarendon

When is the next meeting?

We meet monthly for an hour. We rotate between a weekend and a weeknight. Quarterly we have Neighborhood Police Officer from Southwest station join us to share updates. See the calendar at the top of this site for the next meeting with details. 

Are we a conservation district? Should we be one? Why does it matter?

There is a lot of movement in the news lately surrounding homes and properties in our neighborhood and we want to begin a discussion on how this will or will not affect Ruthmeade.  

Below are links to several news articles, podcasts and additional information to help us better understand. 


 

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