Jeans Waterproofing of Texas, L.P. is honored to be selected as part of a construction team, led by Phoenix 1 Contracting, LTD., to restore the Old Dallas Municipal Building. Jeans will tackle the extensive restoration waterproofing scope on the project.
Opened October 17, 1914, the Dallas Municipal Building served as the fourth city hall and later added the Dallas Municipal Annex as headquarters for the Dallas Police Department in 1956. It was here, 7 years later, where Lee Harvey Oswald was jailed, only to be fatally shot by Jack Ruby two days later. Dallas City Hall vacated the building in 1978, followed by the Dallas PD in 2003. In turn, the structure has suffered major neglect over the past decade, as only the municipal courts remain.
The complete renovation is currently underway, as the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law plans to make it their home as the first public law school in North Texas. The municipal courts that remain will transition to a newly renovated annex.