It's Official: Crozier Tech's on the Market

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A couple of weeks back we talked to Realtor Newt Walker about Cali-based Robert Yu's decision to put the old Dallas High School, more commonly known as Crozier Tech, on the market after all these years. Said Walker, "Time cures a lot of things," referring to Yu's long-held grudge against the city for turning the century-old school into a historical landmark shortly after he bought it in 1998 with the intention of razing the structure.

Looks like Walker's done with his due diligence: The property hit LoopNet Friday. And while city officials are cautiously optimistic, they also remind: Yu's had the building on the market before -- during his litigation with the city, matter of fact. Back then he said that because no one made an offer on the property, which he was trying to offload at well above the appraised value, well, then, it must be worthless. At which point he yanked it off the market and vowed to hang on to the property for generations to come, just to stick it to the city.

This is how Walker's selling the property now:
A 5.42 acre development site in downtown Dallas. Part of the site, 1.13 acres, is within a historic district which protects the former "Dallas High School" constructed in 1907. City Ordinance 24469 establishes Historic Overlay District No. 101 which outlines the requirements for preservation and restoration of the existing structure. The remaining 4.29 acres can be developed in accordance with City of Dallas Zoning district CA-1.

East part of Dallas on the Pearl Street DART station. Bounded by Pearl, Bryan, Live Oak and Central.
The price is not disclosed. But the Dallas Central Appraisal District has it down at $6.8 million.
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Whigginson
Whigginson

Well I hope this comes to Saving this historic site, Many members of the Crozier Family of which I am one, world wide will be hearten and this very good news. Lets hope somebody gets serious now.

Aavery1 1
Aavery1 1

Whigginson... I think Crozier is beautiful and needs strategic tlc. I'm praying it will get it and be a blessing to many people. :)

Its So Sad
Its So Sad

I realize it's old, it was originally Dallas High School, and... it's old.But it is the most butt ugly building I can think of ever seeing. The only reason to preserve it is for an architectural example of what NEVER TO BUILD AGAIN if you want to keep working!

There is nothing worthy of preserving except the name in stone, "Dallas High School."

Was it the first HS in Dallas? Probably not. Just that it was built downtown. With so many beautiful buildings in the school district, this one is a testament to Dallas' history of building monuments to money and rectangles.

Next step: implosion!

Midnightangel1982
Midnightangel1982

I agree with you that it's a butt-ugly building. It's bad enough when a  building is painted white and gets dirty, but being painted yellow and getting dirty is worse. Also, from what I remember the last time I saw it, what windows weren't boarded up were broken and there was some graffiti. My high school was recently saved from the wrecking ball, but when it was being debated whether or not to save it, I was saying that if it gets demolished then this ugly eyesore needed to go too.

EastDallas4Life
EastDallas4Life

All those houses in Plano are so beautiful. The schools too. So new and squeaky clean looking.

md
md

You didn't counter his point.

Gabe
Gabe

Are there any recent (or even original) pictures of the interior? Google brings me nothing.

Mark
Mark

I took a stroll through the interior the other day. Some workers left the door open. It's not as bad as you might think. I don't remember seeing any vandalization, (why does comment box spell check say that's not a word?) just the kind of wear and tear you would expect from a building sitting around so long. Took a few pictures, but probably not what you'd be looking for. Also, they're not developed yet, so I don't even know what I've got. The roof was in perfect condition too, which is something any developer would feel comforted about I'm sure. I'd like to see some original photos. Maybe the downtown library has some.

Hannibal_Lecter
Hannibal_Lecter

The entire time I went to school there the roof leaked like a sieve. We're talking wastebaskets-everywhere-you-look torrents every time it rained. Somehow I doubt the roof has improved with age.

Gabe
Gabe

The noun form is just vandalism: "I don't remember seeing any vandalism."

Rooster
Rooster

I guess even the most spurned of investors can only let their money be mad for so long...

I can see the guy's point though. What the city did to him was bs.

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