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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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.
508 Park Avenue opened as [...]Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
807 Elm Street was not loved by many people. It wasn’t an ornate Art Deco or Mid Century architectural masterpiece. It never housed a famous retailer or impacted the City’s development. The struggles associated with the building’s demise does, however, offer a good study and warning for neglected structures within all historic districts and neighborhoods. [...]Continue Reading →
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