Description The Purse Building, built in 1905, is located at 601 Elm Street in downtown Dallas. It stands at six stories, possesses a cast iron faade and is an example of Chicago Italianate architecture. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The property was originally occupied by the Parlin and Orendorff Implement Company, a distributor of agricultural equipment. In 1928, Hall & Purse Company, became the main tenant. The company later changed its name to Purse & Company Wholesale Furniture. Offices for Dallas County Services were the building's last occupant in 1994. In 2005, Barker-Nichols announced plans to develop the historic building into 70 residential lofts which would incorporate the building's 14-foot ceilings, oversize windows and brick-and-heavy timber construction.
Misti Boe, Dallas Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement Misti is a native Texan and Dallasite that has always possessed an artistic flair and keen eye for style. She studied interior design and art at Southwest Texas State University. In June 2006, Misti purchased her first camera and began photographing the historic architecture in her downtown Dallas neighborhood. What started as a hobby has become Misti’s obsession as she rarely leaves home without her camera.
Besides photography, Misti enjoys reading, cooking, collecting numerous trinkets (pig figurines, matchbooks, wine corks, etc.). exploring estate sales, cleaning (yes, cleaning!) and most of all tormenting and playing with her dog Moopie (aka the Moopinator).