Marquita Court roof collapse. Photo by Renee Umsted.

It looks like Marquita Court, the apartment building that was damaged last month when part of the roof collapsed, will be rebuilt.

More than 30 people were displaced after a portion of the roof of the Lower Greenville residential structure collapsed. However, no injuries were reported.

After the dust settled, neighbors started wondering what would happen to the structure. Built in 1930, the structure on Marquita Avenue near Matilda Street has an important history in East Dallas. It is where Old 97’s formed and what Preservation Dallas‘ Norman Alston called “the face of the adjacent neighborhood” in a piece for Candy’s Dirt.

In that article, Alston recommended that, based on his expertise and the structural engineer’s report, the building should be repaired and saved.

In an email statement, Indio Management, which operates the apartment building, says while the cause of the roof collapse is still pending, it is working with the City and insurance company to rebuild.

“At this time, Indio is awaiting the opportunity to move forward with the rebuild process once delineation is complete with the City and insurance company,” Indio says.

Some residents have “expressed interest” in moving back to Marquita Court once repairs are complete, according to the statement. After the collapse, a spokesperson for Dallas Fire-Rescue said the American Red Cross was working to help the residents who were displaced.

“All of us at Indio are saddened by this unforeseen event, but we look forward to rebuilding the property back even better than before to continue to provide high-value living opportunities to East Dallas residents,” Indio says.