McIntosh House, 1518 Abrams

McIntosh House. (National Parks Service)
McIntosh House.
(National Parks Service)

Stained-glass art was a fast-growing field when Roger D. McIntosh was born in 1888. He spent almost his whole life in Dallas, and in 1922 at the age of 32, he purchased the property that would become his studio and home for the rest of his life. His work can be seen in the Adolphus Hotel, Munger Place Methodist Church and the Dallas Power-and-Light Building. But the highest concentration of his designs can be found in his understated house on Abrams. “He made extraordinary use of his first love, glass, personally creating nearly every window, mirror, lamp, and light fixture in the place,” Texas Monthly wrote. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. (Source: National Parks Service) 

McIntosh House. (National Parks Service)
McIntosh House.
(National Parks Service)

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  • Terri M Raith

    Maybe next year. It will be a hundred years old, and I’m shooting for the Junius Hts Home Tour next year. This year, the garden only will be on the tour. It’s SO small, I can’t imagine the public coming through, but I feel an obligation to the legacy of McIntosh to open it up one more time. Working on it! Can Turkyilmaz did some photos here several years ago for the Advocate when I found the original sketches for Munger Place Methodist Church’s windows up in the attic. I also have the original (full size) drawing for the fabulous window at Dallas Power and Light. I think he is an under recognized genius. But I’m prejudiced! 😉 Thanks again.

  • Thanks Terri! It is a truly special house, we’d love to do a photo story in it some day if you’ll have us!

  • Terri M Raith

    Wow…thanks for the shout-out on The Shack – Roger McIntosh’s work-of-art-in-its-quirky-totality. I’ve lived here now for 13 years, and it is the 12 step program that never ends! Roger AND his wife, Georgia Jensen were both glass artists, and I fell in love with this home the first time that I saw it, because of its myriad of quirky details. Roger also carved wood and worked in metal, as well as glass, and since he worked with the best architects of the day, it has features you would usually only see in much more elegant homes, but it
    is a wonderful refuge in the city. The only way to truly save an old property is to buy it and live in it, and I’m glad that Junius Heights is experiencing a wonderful rebirth, where so many of our old homes are being saved and updated for the generations to come!