East corner of 1900 Young collapses during demolition

Columbia Pictures Building

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As mentioned in a previous post, the removal of the Columbia Pictures Building / 1900 Young Street is one component of the project to redevelop and restore neighboring 508 Park Avenue. On Sunday, April 22 the building at the corner of Young and Park Avenue was demolished. 1900 Young wasn’t particularly ornate or historic, but [...]

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 [...]

508 Park Avenue

2010’s “Most Endangered” List

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Preservation Dallas today published its 2010 Most Endangered List, which each year raises awareness of neglected or threatened historic buildings throughout the city. Among the structures on the list is 508 Park Avenue (the former Warner Brothers Film Exchange), a contributing property in the Harwood Historic District. A significant Art Deco structure, this property is [...]