Hall of State Historic Restoration

Hall of State Historic Restoration


The Hall of State building at Fair Park in Dallas has been called by many as the most significant art deco building in the State of Texas. This National Historic Landmark was constructed in 1936 for the World Fair and currently serves as the home for the Dallas Historical Society.

In 2018, the City of Dallas commenced an assessment and repair project to renovate this treasured building. Walter P Moore was retained to determine the sources of water infiltration into the building that caused damage to interior finishes and historic plaster ceilings. Our scope of work also included addressing the deterioration of the limestone veneer, repairing damage that led to persistent leaking through roof flashings, and appropriately sealing the historic decorative windows.

Structural engineering services were also utilized for this project, including the design of site ramps and stairs, as well as design of mechanical platforms for new chillers. 

Case Study: Hall of State Exterior Restoration