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East corner of 1900 Young collapses during demolition

As mentioned in a previous post, the removal of the Columbia Pictures Building / 1900 Young Street is one component of the project to redevelop and restore neighboring 508 Park Avenue. On Sunday, April 22 the building at the corner of Young and Park Avenue was demolished. 1900 Young wasn’t particularly ornate or historic, but…(Read More)

Front of 508 Park Avenue

508 Park Avenue

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Today we explore 508 Park Avenue, a small but historic structure in the Harwood Historic District holding an interesting history. After many years of neglect, the building will see new life as an expanded ministry of First Presbyterian Church, and plans are already underway for its transformation. History 508 Park Avenue opened as the Vitagraph…(Read More)

In July 1973 the corner of Harwood Street and Commerce street was the scene of a dramatic protest. In a shocking incident Santos Rodriquez – a 12-year-old boy suspected of burglary – was shot to death by a policeman while handcuffed to the back of the officer’s vehicle. As the investigation ensued, a memorial…(Read More)

The Titche-Goettinger Building is one of the largest structures in the Harwood Historic District, and has been a prominent feature in the Dallas landscape for over eight decades. Today we explore the historic structure and its colorful past. The Titche-Goettinger Company was founded in 1902 by business partners Edward Titche and Max Goettinger…(Read More)

There has been much discussion about the economics of historic preservation: it has shown to create jobs, increase tourism, and be a sustainable tool for redevelopment. Another benefit of preserving structures is their ability to attract location scouts for film productions. During October film crews were in town for the filming of “Chasing Shakespeare,” an…(Read More)

Redevelopment of the former Atmos Complex has officially begun! After a 3-year delay due to the weak economy, Hamilton Properties recently secured financing and construction crews have begun interior demolition of the 4-building complex. In 2010 we posted a look inside the most historic structures – the 1924 Dallas Gas Company Building and 1931…(Read More)