Dallas Morning News archives

Dallas Morning News archives September 16, 1962

In September 1962, Golden Home Builders debuted phase two of the Lake Highlands North subdivision of Lake Highlands. This archived Morning News article notes that architect Charles W. Jennings “prepared the plans especially for the 3- and 4- bedroom houses … contemporary, ranch and colonial.”

Builders boast rear-entry double garages and year-round air-conditioning. Prices range from $18,950-$21,500.

Dallas Morning News archives, June 1961

Dallas Morning News archives, June 1961: Golden Home Builders president William Schlupp and auto dealer Ben Griffin staged a joint promotion at Lake Highlands’ new neighborhood.

The first models opened in June 1961. When the first phase opened, the builders teamed up with Ben Griffin Auto for a promo —prize cars parked in front of the new homes were given away to lucky perspective buyers. (I came across these archives while doing some research for a story about places that have been in Lake Highlands seemingly forever. Keep an eye out for that in our October issue.)

Today, according to one website anyway, the median list price of Lake Highlands North homes is $489,000.