muncien wrote:I found some great little historical pics and accompanying information regarding downtown Dallas on this site... Amazing, some of the architecture we used to have.
lakewoodhobo wrote:Here's a composite image of Theater Row that I worked on showing which towers replaced the theaters between Akard and Ervay.
Amazing how we sacrificed the street level for vertical bragging rights.
Tnexster wrote:That's Elm....when did it become one way?
dfwcre8tive wrote:I'm finding lots of goodies in the archives of The Thanks-Giving Foundation (albums of photos/slides of downtown Dallas in the 1960s-1980s). Digitizing everything will be a big undertaking.
Chapel of Thanksgiving looking from Main Street, circa 1981.
Lost Dallas Author Uncovers Treasure Trove of Vintage 1970s and 1980s Dallas Photos
BY PETER SIMEK PUBLISHED IN FRONTBURNER APRIL 11, 2019 10:05 AM
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Also, the 1920's venue was more auditorium rather than a true Theater. You can tell because the sound is just so terrible and it had none of the amenities expected in 1970's musical theater compatible venue. It's really a hard thing to do to maintain history with this building and still make it useful without heavy modification. Dallas Summer Musicals makes it work despite the building having less than satisfactory acoustics. I wish they could restore more of the 1920's architecture and rid us of the 1970's god awful mods but they would ultimately have to be replaced with our current architecture period mods. The previous venue didn't have a large enough lobby for example so any removal of the 1970's work would require a similar replacement with modern materials which I am not against happening to keep the venue fresh.
lakewoodhobo wrote:Dallas City Photographer Prints from the Mid-20th Century
https://cityofdallaspreservation.wordpr ... h-century/
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