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 [...]

Statler exterior

Statler Hilton, Part II

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In April 2011 we visited the Statler Hilton when work was commencing to clean and restore the massive building (read about that visit here). One year later, we were invited back to view the progress and learn about discoveries that have been made. Over the past twelve months crews for the Ricchi Group — the [...]

Lone Star Gas Lofts

Lone Star Gas Building, Part II

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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 Lone [...]

Atmos Lobby

Lone Star Gas Building, Part I

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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 [...]