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The Dallas Pedestrian Network snakes through downtown connecting parking garages, hotels, office towers and residences. Conceived in the late 1960s as a way to separate pedestrians from auto traffic, it evolved into climate controlled walkways below and above the streets of the business district. Some sections contain shops and restaurants, while others serve as sterile…(Read More)

Today we explore 312 South Harwood, a distinct small structure at the corner of Harwood and Wood Streets that is a Contributing Building to the historic district. Located along a busy stretch of Harwood Street the brick and timber structure — similar to many early 20th Century buildings in the neighborhood — made it perfect…(Read More)

It’s been about one year since major modifications took place at the pocket park located at Harwood and Elm Streets. Let’s review how the advertising and landscape changes continue to affect the district. The pocket parks along Elm (referred to here as the “Harwood Pocket Park” at Elm/Harwood and the mid-block…(Read More)

Last week there was a small window (actually, more like a pit) into history along Jackson Street. Dallas Water Utilities has been working for several months on pipes lying under the old street; the work is most likely addressing a major water main rupture that occurred in November 2010. Crews have been digging wide troughs…(Read More)

The old Dallas Central Library building — along with the Statler Hilton next door — was built as a showcase of modern architecture for a city booming during the 1950s. Representing the best block of mid-twentieth century architecture in Dallas, the long-abandoned building at the corner of Harwood and Commerce still holds many surprises. History…(Read More)

The Atmos Complex is a group of prominent structures that have remained empty on the east end of downtown Dallas since 2005. The complex — filling an entire 2.6 acre block bounded by Harwood, Jackson, St. Paul and Wood Streets — contains 2 buildings that are contributing structures in the Harwood Historic District. The 1924…(Read More)