Winter Snow 1958

Winter Storms Cause Havoc in Downtown Dallas

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Winter storms are not new for Dallas, and they never fail to cause confusion and congestion on city streets. Downtown Dallas has seen its fair share of slippery weather, as seen in the two photos below. The first photo, taken in 1958, looks west on Elm Street from Akard Street. Back when Elm Street carried […]

View of Ivy Hall mansion

‘Lost Dallas’ Explores City’s Demolished

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Showcasing the city’s lost landmarks, historic preservation officer Mark Doty recently authored a book entitled Lost Dallas. The book — part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series — features more than 200 images of buildings that have been demolished throughout the history of the city. The photos help document decades of change in Dallas… […]

Traffic at Young & Houston Streets in the late 1920s

1920s Traffic at Houston & Young Streets

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Today’s look at Dallas history focuses on the corner of Houston Street and Young Street. This photograph — taken in the late 1920s — shows daily traffic heading to and from the Oak Cliff Viaduct (now known as the Houston Street Viaduct, which just celebrated its 100th birthday). The view looks east on Young Street […]