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Highland Park!


s I drive through Highland Park today, I recall my years growing up there. It was a good place to be a kid—greenspaces to run, wide streets to ride your bike and lots of familiar faces to be your friends. Not much has changed over the years. Highland Park is still one of the most beautiful and livable neighborhoods in the United States. As we help celebrate its 100th anniversary, it is only fitting that we remember every community is defined by its people. Looking back over the 100 years, and with the help of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, we give tribute to the past and recognize today’s influencers who help Highland Park stay Highland Park. Happy anniversary Highland Park! And thank you to all who continue its legacy. Robbie Briggs

CEO and President Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The Influencers Henry S. Miller, Jr.

Edgar L. Flippen and Hugh E. Prather, Sr. Sons-in-law of John S. Armstrong, businessman turned real estate developer, these men are greatly responsible for turning countryside into Highland Park. In 1907, the family purchased the land and began development. The sons-in-law also developed Highland Park Village in 1931, a retail destination and town square inspired by the architecture of Spain.

A 1932 graduate of SMU, Henry S. Miller, Jr. expanded his father’s oneman real estate business. His expansion included the revitalization of already iconic Highland Park Village, in the 1970s, bringing in luxury brands and creating one of the country’s most exclusive retail locations.

4 Generations of Millers in 1962: The Company Founder, Son, Grandson and Great Grandson, from left to right: Vance C. Miller, Henry S. Miller Sr. (seated), Henry S. Miller Jr., and Henry S. Miller III (in background picture)

Vance Miller Miller attended Highland Park High School and SMU in 1959. He joined the family real estate business and became president in 1970, working to advance Highland Park Village. Miller also served in the U.S. Air Force, was a founding member of Preston Trail Golf Club, and supported the arts. Charles Hawn (left) and John Stemmons (right) open the new freeway Monday, January 27 1964. DMN staff photo by Jack Beers

John Stemmons John Stemmons led efforts to develop the Trinity River floodplain and donated land for the Stemmons Freeway, named for his father, Leslie. Stemmons joined his father’s business, Industrial Properties Corporation, in 1931 and

From The Dallas Morning News, January 28, 1964

would later become president, CEO, and chairman emeritus.

Ray Washburne

Ashley Priddy

At 19, Washburne began a career in real estate. He married Heather Hill Washburne, greatgranddaughter of oil millionaire H.L. Hunt. Washburne led his family’s purchase of Highland Park Village in 2009, and continues its legacy of iconic style and luxury retailers.

Ashley H. Priddy, a University of Texas at Austin graduate, came to Dallas in 1949 after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Priddy, who started his career as a petroleum engineer, became president and CEO of Sabine Royalty in 1969. He served as mayor of Highland Park from 1970-1975 and was chairman of the board of trustees for The Hockaday School and president of the Friends of

Governor Bill Clements Clements founded Southeastern Drilling Company (SEDCO). “The Father of the modern Texas Republican Party,” he was the first Republicanelected governor since Reconstruction. Clements served two terms as governor, the first 1979-1983 and again from 1987-1991.Clements was chairman of the board of governors at SMU and donated $100 million to UT Southwestern Medical Center.

the Governor’s Mansion.

Harvey Mitchell Harvey Mitchell has served as a vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Texas. He and his wife, Joyce, are Friends of the Dallas Arboretum and avid supporters of the arts in Dallas, including Dallas Opera and Dallas Museum of Art. Harvey and Joyce Mitchell at the Dallas Opera Opening night 2010.

Carl Sewell, Jr. Carl Sewell, Jr.’s father began in the automotive industry, building and selling Model T Fords to farmers in 1911. The Sewells built a customer service-based dealership empire that recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, all in the heart of Highland Park.

Carl Sewell honored by SMU’s Board of Trustees after serving a four year term as Board Chair.

Gerald Turner R. Gerald Turner is devoted to higher education. He served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi before becoming president of SMU in 1995. Turner led the efforts to bring the George W. Bush Presidential Center to the campus, among other fundraising campaigns.

Anne Goyer 214.457.0417 LeeLee Gioia 214.616.1791 Erica Gioia Kuppin 214.263.2178

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100 Anniversary

Generations of Beauty and Tradition

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Joseph Cockrell, (great grandfather of Anne Goyer) and his four daughters, Josephine, Mary, Anne and Virginia on the site of Cockrell Hall at SMU.


or the Generations of people who believed in building traditions- from the founding of SMU to the building of beautiful homes in Highland Park

We Salute and Celebrate those who came before and those who are our future

friday night


By Molly Price


nyone searching for Highland Park residents on a fall Friday night only needs to look toward the bright lights shining above Highlander Stadium. For nearly 100 years, Highland Park High School football games have been THE gathering place for generations who come together to share in the gridiron tradition. Stories of glorious wins, near misses, and hometown heroes who went on to NFL greatness have captured the hearts of many, and now there’s a documentary film in the works that promises to tell the Scots’ story from that first touchdown 90 years ago. “I’ve long been fascinated by the consistent excellence that is Highland Park football,” said Mickey Holden of Holden Production Group, who is documenting the program’s history. The film is timed to coincide with the celebration of Highland Park’s centennial. “I think Highland Park High School football is the glue that holds the community together,” he said. “Scot football provides a common bond that spans generations.” The first Highland Park football team formed in 1923. In the 1940s, legendary players Bobby Layne and Bobby Layne Doak Walker led the Scots to glory with two trips to the state finals and a 1945 co-championship with Waco (7-7 tie). Layne and Walker later became members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Walker the 1948 Heisman Trophy winner while at SMU. In 1957, “We Will Win” was the Scots’ slogan, and they did just that. Coached by Thurman “Tugboat” Jones, they won the state championship, defeating Port Arthur 21-9. Doak Walker

In 2005, Coach Randy Allen led the Scots to the state championship, defeating Marshall 59-0. Quarterback Matthew Stafford continued his career at the University of Georgia and was drafted first overall in 2009 by the Detroit Lions, which he still leads today. According to Holden, packing so Matthew Stafford much Highland Park history into a onehour segment can be tricky. “A one-hour documentary has about 45 minutes of content, and we could do 45 minutes just on the Randy Allen era!”

The Scots not only have clinched titles and set records, they’ve created a legacy that extends beyond the football field. “I think the legacy of the program is not the state championships or the allstate players or the records or the stats,” Holden said. “It’s the young men who have gone on to become successful doctors, lawyers, businessmen, soldiers, pastors, teachers, fathers, husbands, and fathers.” Interviews include Highland Park greats Fred Benners, John Roach, Ed Bernet, Lance Mcllhenny, and John Stollenwerck, among others. The film debuts in primetime on Fox Sports Southwest in December and will include the 2013 team. The film is sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information including the dates and times of the movie premiere at Highland Park Village Theatre, sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, go to


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I Remember...

Custer family with vintage T-bird for 4th of July parade.

Lucy Johnson’s children photographed on Turtle Creek, 1993.

Lucy Johnson and friends celebrate “50’s Days” in front of Highland Park High School, 1972

Becky Frey at Intramural football game, SMU 1978 Joan Eleazer sewed her family’s entire wardrobe for 4th of July, 1982. Mike McMahon and his two daughters, ready for the 4th of July parade, 1987.

Leigh Sands and friends at Bradfield Elementary, 1975.

Ginger Nobles’ grandchildren position themselves on Lakeside Drive to watch the 4th of July parade. July 4th parade corner of Preston and Mockingbird, 1983.

Throughout the years dads have coached their children, including these future soccer stars.

Highland Park Village, circa 1940. Ole South Ball at SMU, 1951.

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I Remember...

Classmates of Walker Hunt joined together to walk for Multiple Sclerosis, with Jean Bateman and family, 1993.

The Dinky ran from Dallas Hall at SMU to Knox Street on tracks in the middle of Hillcrest Road.

The pecan tree, known as the “million dollar monarch,” sits on Armstrong Parkway, circa 1910. Tom Hughes’ children and friends play in the snowstorm of 2011 on 4500 block of Stanhope.

The Pappagallo Shop, in 1972 in Highland Park Village, has given way to the Escada store today.

Celebrating on bikes, Len Bourland’s three children and their friends. Natalie Hatchett’s son, Preston Briley, proudly wears the blue and gold of Highland Park Lacrosse, 2013.

Trusler children, Rhett, Blake and Abby enjoy 4th of July activities, 2012.

Will Seale documents Grandparent’s Day at Hyer Elementary, 2009.

In 2010, Malinda Arvesen and family attended a Highland Park High School, Girls’ Cross Country Meet.

Penny Tower Cook and son, Tower Cook, continue the longstanding tradition of feeding ducks alongside Turtle Creek, 1995.

Generations to Generations

Join the Party Highland Park residents are known to celebrate in style, so it’s no wonder that their centennial year has been marked with dozens of fun, neighborhood events. It’s not too late to join the party and wish Highland Park a “Happy 100.” Darling, you look fabulous!

10.27 Enjoy paddle boats, games of skill, live music and more at the Centennial Sunday, Birthday Party Celebration at Lakeside Park. The event starts at 2:00 p.m.

Attend a special Centennial Landmarking Ceremony presented by the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society at various locations including Dallas Country Club, Armstrong School, and Highland Park Village

11.10 Go to for more information.

12.5 One of Highland Park’s oldest and most honored traditions is the annual tree lighting at Highland Park Village. Join neighbors and friends to kick off the holiday season and enjoy an oldfashioned carriage ride.

Paper city, October 2013  

Celebrate Highland Park's Centennial in this month's Paper City.