Elm Street 1945

Elm Street 1945

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Today we take a look at a photo showcasing the style and vibrant colors of Elm Street in downtown Dallas. This view looking east from Akard Street provides a glimpse onto Theater Row; the Fox, Queen, Capitol, Rialto, and Palace are all visible. Out of all the buildings bathed in sunshine on the north side of [...]

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The Statler Steak House Menu

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While the Empire Room was the notable entertainment hub of the Statler Hilton, casual restaurants rounded out the hotel’s dining offerings. Lesser known was the Statler Steak House, a restaurant featuring steaks, specialties, and various drink options. The original menu provides a glimpse of some of the offerings in 1965, including the Statler Mile High Ice Cream [...]

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1025 Elm Street

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Most people walking past 1025 Elm Street would never guess the building turned 100 years old in 2013. Behind a modern facade remains an interesting building that transformed with the growing city around it. The former businesses and occupants played an integral role in helping shape the modern city of Dallas. Early Beginnings A pivotal moment in [...]

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Winter Storms Cause Havoc in Downtown Dallas

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Winter storms are not new for Dallas, and they never fail to cause confusion and congestion on city streets. Downtown Dallas has seen its fair share of slippery weather, as seen in the two photos below. The first photo, taken in 1958, looks west on Elm Street from Akard Street. Back when Elm Street carried [...]