Huey & Philp Exterior

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 [...]

Building exterior

Monroe Shops and the Interurban

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Along Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Blue Line stands a dignified industrial building, one remnant of a rail network that connected communities across North Texas and helped Dallas become a regional leader for business. Nearly 100 years after its construction, the Monroe Shops serve a new purpose still related to the very infrastructure it once supported. [...]

Front and parking lot of building

Humble Oil Service Station

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At the corner of Zang and Beckley rests a small building once center stage to early zoning battles in the city of Dallas. Despite controversial beginnings the Humble Oil Service Station has remained a reminder of simpler times in Oak Cliff even as the neighborhood has changed. With its impending demolition, a small slice of [...]

Outside of building

Terminal Annex and its WPA Murals

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Somewhat overlooked, an impressive Art Deco structure serves as the visual anchor to the southern edge of Dealey Plaza and the western edge of downtown Dallas. Generally off-limits to the public, the historic Terminal Annex Building once served as an important postal facility for the city. Today we explore its history and the notable Depression-era murals [...]

Historic view of exterior

Texas Theatre

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Nestled in the heart of Oak Cliff lies an entertainment venue engrained in the history of the community. After suffering years of decline and neglect, the structure is seeing new life through creative programing and sensitive restoration, ensuring it will remain a vital anchor of the neighborhood. Today we travel behind the scenes at one [...]

Exterior at Bryan/Ervay

U.S. Post Office & Courthouse

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Enter 400 North Ervay, and the scent of fresh paper and stamps fill the air. While the downtown U.S. Post Office (at the corner of Ervay and Bryan Streets) has operated from the same location for over 80 years, few people recall when the upper levels of this landmark structure were bustling with activity. Today [...]