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 [...]Continue Reading →
One image was taken at the peak of an era. Another was shot at the start of an era. These two similar photos of the Dallas skyline — taken 20 years apart — reveal some interesting changes to the downtown landscape.
By 1931 — when the first photo was taken — the city of Dallas [...]Continue Reading →
In 1936 President Roosevelt visited Dallas to deliver a special address at the Cotton Bowl — part of the Texas Centennial Exposition’s celebration at Fair Park. As the President’s motorcade drove east on Main Street towards Deep Ellum enthusiastic crowds watched and waved. Seventy-six years later, a photo from the same location at Main and [...]Continue Reading →
There has been a long history of turnpikes and toll roads in the DFW Metroplex; road construction costs assure us that there will be more to come (even controversially). Normally constructed for auto traffic, downtown Dallas once contained the nation’s shortest turnpike… for pedestrians.
Located between busy Elm and Pacific Streets, a small parking lot became [...]Continue Reading →
Today’s look at Dallas history focuses on the corner of Houston Street and Young Street. This photograph — taken in the late 1920s — shows daily traffic heading to and from the Oak Cliff Viaduct (now known as the Houston Street Viaduct, which just celebrated its 100th birthday). The view looks east on Young Street [...]Continue Reading →
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