Historic Preservation

Kalita Humphreys Theater

3636 Turtle Creek Blvd

The former Dallas Theater Center was designed by renowed ​architect Frank Lloyd Wright and constructed in 1959. Wright's design principles and methodology of "organic architecture" included a holistic approach to design that was sympathetic to the nature of site, structure, and materials. All of the basic elements of Wright's design philosophy are exhibited in the Kalita Humphreys Theater, including the overall horizontal lines punctuated by a central vertical form, and the incorporation of gemoetrical shapes such as the hexagon and spiral. This structure is the only extant professional theater that Wright personally designed. 

 Ordinance #26028

Designations: Dallas Landmark (2005)

Further Research:
Kalita Humphreys Landmark Nomination Form