Originally incorporated as a municipality in 1939 and provisioned by the Preston Road Fresh Water Supply District, the North Dallas area of Preston Hollow was noted for the deep wooded areas with creeks and hollows extending westward from Preston Road. The bramble in the area was unique in the Dallas locale and all home builders in the area were to preserve it as part of the covenant. In the early 1930’s during the Depression, Edward James Solon, the treasurer of Interstate and the partner who came with Karl Hoblitzelle from Chicago to Dallas, purchased the first Preston Hollow corner property at Douglas and Avril Way. Mr DeLoach was to build a Dislbeck-designed house on the property. This Tudor-styled home was considered the first of many large homes built in what is now termed Old Preston Hollow.

The approximate two-square mile area lying north of Northwest Highway, south of Walnut Hill Lane, east of Midway Road and west of Preston Road remain the essential original boundaries of Preston Hollow, which is often now termed Old Preston Hollow. However, the neighborhood is broadly defined by real estate professionals for marketing purposes as land to the north of Northwest Highway, south of Royal Lane, east of Midway Road and west of Central Expressway (US 75), which areas are grouped into the Preston Hollow Elementary School attendance zone. Preston Hollow is known as one of the wealthiest areas of Dallas, and also in Texas. Within Old Preston Hollow can be found some of the most expensive homes in Texas as well as some of the state’s wealthiest residents.


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