Elm Street 1945

Elm Street 1945

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Today we take a look at a photo showcasing the style and vibrant colors of Elm Street in downtown Dallas. This view looking east from Akard Street provides a glimpse onto Theater Row; the Fox, Queen, Capitol, Rialto, and Palace are all visible. Out of all the buildings bathed in sunshine on the north side of [...]

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The Statler Steak House Menu

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While the Empire Room was the notable entertainment hub of the Statler Hilton, casual restaurants rounded out the hotel’s dining offerings. Lesser known was the Statler Steak House, a restaurant featuring steaks, specialties, and various drink options. The original menu provides a glimpse of some of the offerings in 1965, including the Statler Mile High Ice Cream [...]

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Dallas Skyline, 1931 vs. 1951

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One image was taken at the peak of an era. Another was shot at the start of an era. These two similar photos of the Dallas skyline — taken 20 years apart — reveal some interesting changes to the downtown landscape. By 1931 — when the first photo was taken — the city of Dallas [...]

View of Thanks-Giving Square

Thanks-Giving Square

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The celebration of thanksgiving and gratitude has a long history in the City of Dallas, stretching back to the first community thanksgiving program in 1861. With the creation of a park in the heart of downtown, a major infrastructure project spanning 15 years launched Dallas to become the unofficial world capital of thanksgiving. Today we explore the history of [...]

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/Warner Brothers [...]

Titche-Goettinger at Night

Titche-Goettinger Building

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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. The small [...]