Today’s post is a flashback/comparison of one area of the Harwood Historic District. The image below merges a historic photo with a modern view, similar to others on Flickr’s “Looking Into the Past” collection. Looking west down the 1900 block of Elm Street from Harwood Street, this stretch of downtown was historically known as Theater Row (today the Majestic Theatre is the only theater that escaped demolition). Insensitive additions — such as the utilitarian Majestic Garage and skybridge spanning Elm Street — have erased many of the small structures that created a vibrant commercial district. Some of the surviving structures, such as the Titche-Goettinger building, have been repurposed as residential lofts.
About the author: Noah Jeppson is creative designer and urbanite. As a resident of downtown Dallas for 5+ years he has been active in neighborhood policy, advocacy and preservation. To connect, find him on Twitter as dfwcre8tive.