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Historic Images of Dallas

Postby dfwcre8tive » 08 Jul 2017 14:12

I'm digitizing and posting my personal collection of photos and Kodachrome slides here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfwcre8ti ... 8842087452

Enjoy!

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby texasstar » 10 Jul 2017 15:27

Great collection!!!

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby muncien » 17 Aug 2018 14:38

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.
https://flashbackdallas.com/category/neighborhoods/downtown/
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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby exelone31 » 17 Aug 2018 16:39

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.
https://flashbackdallas.com/category/neighborhoods/downtown/


Flashback Dallas is such a treasure. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby lakewoodhobo » 21 Aug 2018 08:15

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.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby tamtagon » 21 Aug 2018 09:39

dude, sweet

too bad we cannot have both

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Postby dfwcre8tive » 21 Aug 2018 18:26

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.

3723E4AA-4BCE-4416-B1B1-032393C4AD57.jpeg


Nice work. Crazy how the scale changed so drastically on everything.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby Tnexster » 29 Aug 2018 17:28

That's Elm....when did it become one way?

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Postby dfwcre8tive » 29 Aug 2018 17:55

Tnexster wrote:That's Elm....when did it become one way?


Here's my original photo, probably from 1945. The streets became one-way after streetcars were removed in the 1960s.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfwcre8tive/15339492725/

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby texasstar » 08 Sep 2018 17:55

Image

Stunning recreation of Dallas' Union Station in the 1950's. Gold plated No-Prize to whoever can say where this is located.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 08 Sep 2018 23:15

The trains at Northpark.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby texasstar » 10 Sep 2018 13:21

Nope, but I will have to check that out.

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Postby exelone31 » 10 Sep 2018 13:36

Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco?

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 10 Sep 2018 17:37

texasstar wrote:Image

Stunning recreation of Dallas' Union Station in the 1950's. Gold plated No-Prize to whoever can say where this is located.

Old red courthouse

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby texasstar » 10 Sep 2018 20:45

Exelone31 bags the no-prize. This is the exhibit in Frisco.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby exelone31 » 11 Sep 2018 11:43

texasstar wrote:Exelone31 bags the no-prize. This is the exhibit in Frisco.


Woohoo! I've wanted to check that place out, is it pretty cool?

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby texasstar » 11 Sep 2018 13:15

exelone31 wrote:
texasstar wrote:Exelone31 bags the no-prize. This is the exhibit in Frisco.


Woohoo! I've wanted to check that place out, is it pretty cool?


You definitely should. It is awesome!

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Postby dfwcre8tive » 07 Feb 2019 12:34

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 Elm Street, circa 1981.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby R1070 » 14 Feb 2019 22:09

Wouldn't that be looking from Elm street?

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 14 Feb 2019 23:16

^ Looking from right about https://goo.gl/maps/ef4gJPvX2F32 on Elm Street.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby lakewoodhobo » 15 Feb 2019 14:55

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.

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It's a great photo of the chapel, but I'm a little more interested in the foreground showing construction of 1700 Pacific and that underground cavern that never became a transit tunnel.

Would love to see more.

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Postby dfwcre8tive » 18 Feb 2019 12:15

R1070 wrote:Wouldn't that be looking from Elm street?


Yes; that's Elm.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby lakewoodhobo » 27 Mar 2019 13:21

This building has been known as the Dorsey Building and Aaron Brothers Furs Building at 1000 Commerce. It was demolished in 1979, the same year that the Baker Hotel closed.

Dorsey Bldg Aaron Bros McDonalds.jpg


Today it's the most valuable McDonald's in Dallas and possibly Texas, sitting on land that's worth almost $1MM more than the building itself.
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Postby art_suckz » 08 May 2019 09:48

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... as-photos/

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



https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofdal ... 5642515689
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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby dallaz » 27 May 2019 16:50

Exterior and interior pics of the Music Hall at Fair Park before the heavy renovation/addition in the 70s. Pretty much all of the 1920s decor was ripped out during the renovation. What's there now is a 70s style theater in a 1920s building.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 03 Jun 2019 10:26

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.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby dallaz » 06 Jun 2019 12:03

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.

That’s true. I wonder if they will ever decide to replace this venue or do another major renovation. It’s kind of embarrassing for a city as big as Dallas, to not have a high quality musical theater. Bass Hall in Fort Worth is a much better venue in comparison to the Music Hall.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 07 Jun 2019 11:31

That's the Arts District.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby dallaz » 07 Jun 2019 15:54

cowboyeagle05 wrote:That's the Arts District.

True, I forgot about the Winspear. Much intimate venue.

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby lakewoodhobo » 11 Jun 2019 12:23

Dallas City Photographer Prints from the Mid-20th Century
https://cityofdallaspreservation.wordpr ... h-century/

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Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Postby exelone31 » 11 Jun 2019 13:27

lakewoodhobo wrote:Dallas City Photographer Prints from the Mid-20th Century
https://cityofdallaspreservation.wordpr ... h-century/


This is awesome, thank you for sharing!


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