The Dallas Chapter of the Cornell Real Estate Council held its first property tour last Thursday, July 18th 2018. The group toured Crow Holdings’ historic Old Parkland hospital office complex and then capped off the evening with a happy hour at Green Dragon.

First opened in 1894, Parkland Hospital in its day was the most modern medical facility in the region. The hospital remained a vital element of the community through two World Wars, but eventually the needs of the community required that the hospital be relocated elsewhere. Over time, the buildings were used less and less until ultimately the complex sat vacant for years.

In 2006, Crow holdings, a Dallas-based, multi-billion real estate investment platform owned by the Crow family purchased the historic landmark and set out to restore and repurpose the property. Maintaining the Old Parkland legacy and featuring emblems of the community’s past throughout, Old Parkland was reborn as an exclusive community of office users.

Members of the Dallas Chapter were given an expansive look at the various buildings and rooms on the property,  provided a personalized history lesson on Old Parkland and early Dallas, and treated to an enjoyable happy hour thanks to fellow Cornellian and Crow Holdings’ alum, Diane Parmerlee (Hotelie ’79).

A special thank you to our tour guides, Diane Parmerlee and Megan Rathbun of Crow Holdings. An additional thank you to DJ Meagher and Charlie Muller for their hard work in organizing this event.

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