Historic Denton, Inc. has created an exhibit, The Normal - 1921, to support the historic preservation of houses in Denton. The exhibit, which will be on display at UNT on the Square, focuses on the faculty of University of North Texas State Normal College (1901-1923), who lived on Normal, Bryan, and Fry Streets. UNT Special Collections has provided information and artifacts which will be on display during this exhibit.
Gallery hours are:
Mon. -Wed.: 9 am to noon and 1 -5 pm
Thurs. - Fri.: 9 am to noon and 1 -8 pm
Sat: 11am – 3 pm
Closed on Sunday
Directions can be found on the UNT on the Square website: www.untonthesquare.unt.edu.
The exhibit is created with the UNT Library Special Collections (thanks to Morgan Gieringer) and UNT on the Square (thanks to Herbert Holl) in collaboration with Historic Denton. We gained the photography skills of Jon Hohman, who spent hours taking shots of the historic homes and preparing for the details required to create the exhibit. The exhibit was Jon's idea to increase awareness of the historic homes remaining in this area and to create a call to action.
Our efforts complemented those of Dorothy and Dolores. In visiting with Dorothy and with Dolores Vann, they spoke of their efforts in the early 1970s to save the homes along West Oak. Dorothy painted and Dolores added the Context and history of each house to illustrate why preservation of each home was important.
The exhibit picks up on their work and is focused on houses along Normal, Bryan and Fry Streets, the next area that needs attention. The art of houses once owned by the early faculty of UNT is centered on the year 1921 when the college was still called the Normal school. This creates the name of the exhibit, "The Normal - 1921" in memory of Dorothy.
For more info on Historic Denton visit www.HistoricDenton.org/exhibit.