Leaders, Legends, and Landmarks

In the early part of the 1900s, developers created the communities of Highland Park and Preston Hollow along Preston Road as a place for professionals to live close to booming Dallas. Nearby University Park began as a group of homes near the newly created Southern Methodist University.

Over the decades that followed, each community carved out an individual identity different from each other as well as the larger city that surrounds them. The people who live there and the places they created are all products of the unique environment in which they were formed. These are some of the leaders, legends, and landmarks of our community.


Business Titans

(left) Stanley Marcus, Perot Family, and Henry S, Miller Family.

Stanley Marcus

Ebby Halliday

Perot Family

Andy Beal

Crow Family

Gerald J. Ford

Pierce Allman

Henry S. Miller Family


(left) Melinda Gates, Clay Jenkins, and the Bushes.

George W. Bush

Laura Bush

Ruth Sharp Altshuler

Melinda Gates

Clay Jenkins

Nancy Goodman Brinker

Annette Strauss

Jennifer Staubach Gates

Entertainment Stars

(left) Jayne Mansfield, Don Henley, and Chance Crawford.

Luke and Owen Wilson

Jayne Mansfield

Stephanie March

Chace Crawford

Don Henley

Angie Harmon

Boz Scaggs

Sports Icons

(left) Randy Allen, Doak Walker, Dirk Nowitzki.

Dirk Nowitzki

Clayton Kershaw

Jerry Jones Family

Roger Staubach

Doak Walker

Randy Allen

Mark Cuban


1. Lakeside Park – Teddy Bear Statues

2. Ashley Priddy Memorial Fountain

3. Santiago Calatrava “Wave” Sculpture at SMU Meadows Museum

4. Mark di Suvero “Ad Astra” sculpture at NorthPark Center

5. Ursuline Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

6. Highland Park Pharmacy

7. Jesuit Giant Fiberglass Pegasus Sculpture

8. Strait Lane

9. Landmark’s Inwood Theatre

10. The Wall at Forest Lane

11. Highland Park City Hall

12. Highland Park Village Theatre

13. Preston Royal Shopping Center