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THE SWISS AVENUE
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5305   5215

YEAR BUILT: 1907
ARCHITECT/BUILDER: Unknown
ORIGINAL OWNER: R.W. Baird, M.D.
ORIGINAL
DESCRIPTION:
Two story 4-Square/Prairie w/neo-classical details. Frame. Composition roof. Hip roof. Prominent two story classical portico; Corinthian columns w/triangular pediment; horizontal cornice broken to form eaves over each of the columns; glazed rondel w/four keystones. Deep second floor balcony. Wraparound porch to right w/hip roof supported by Conrinthian columns. Leaded and beveled glass in sidelights and transom at entry. Door has natural wood finish.
OF INTEREST: This was the very first home built on Swiss Avenue at a cost of $10,000. Dr. Baird, a prominent internist and founder of the Dallas Medical and Surgical Clinic, was the first owner. The second resident was Dr. J.B. Cranfill, who was the original owner of the home at 5215 Swiss Avenue.
PHOTO GALLERY:

Feb 14, 2004
Most snow since 1985

December 2003
Holiday Decorations
VIDEOS: Swiss Avenue Historic District - Mother's Day Home Tour 2005