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 march [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
The story of the Harwood Historic District is a story of change, adaptation and resilience.
Once located in a quiet area on the outskirts of a frontier town, Harwood Street quickly became a major spine connecting people with places. Wealthy neighborhoods to the south were connected to important municipal, fraternal and religious destinations; entertainment facilities were connected to [...]Continue Reading →
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