Building exterior

Monroe Shops and the Interurban

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Along Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Blue Line stands a dignified industrial building, one remnant of a rail network that connected communities across North Texas and helped Dallas become a regional leader for business. Nearly 100 years after its construction, the Monroe Shops serve a new purpose still related to the very infrastructure it once supported. […]

Historic view of exterior

Texas Theatre

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Nestled in the heart of Oak Cliff lies an entertainment venue engrained in the history of the community. After suffering years of decline and neglect, the structure is seeing new life through creative programing and sensitive restoration, ensuring it will remain a vital anchor of the neighborhood. Today we travel behind the scenes at one […]

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 […]

Vintage costume volunteers

Titche-Goettinger History Celebration

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The Titche-Goettinger Building celebrated its 82nd birthday with a community history day on September 10, 2011. The goal of the event was to celebrate the history of the building by showcasing the building’s architectural features and storied past to the entire community. Over 75 residents, community leaders, and preservation experts attended the event which was hosted by […]