|Dallas is quickly losing its neon past. This great sign, advertising a long-gone motel off of Northwest Highway and Harry Hines, is now gone.
|Original alignment of Houston & Texas Central tracks near the Pilgrim's Pride plant in South Dallas.
|Dallas: Hum that Tune
|A crypt in the middle of downtown's cemetery. Yes, it's empty!
|A modern, vintage Dallas scene
|Pacific Avenue, near the West End Entertainment District, is now used by the DART rail. The tracks mirror the old Texas & Pacific railroad,
which once lumbered right through the Pacific Avenue. This area used to be called Frogtown, where gambling halls, brothels, cribs, and
saloons were quasi-legal until a 1913 crackdown.
|Fancy tile in a parking lot in downtown Dallas. It's now under a parking lot (this happens more often than not in Dallas).
|The wooden fence at the grassy knoll seems to have it all figured out.
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|The Mission Motel off the old Bankhead Highway in Oak Cliff, just west of downtown Dallas, has been razed. Click on the image for a surpise!
|Dallas entry sign along US 80 east of downtown, taken by Arthur Rothstein in 1942. Library of Congress.
|An original alignment of the Houston Texas and Central tracks dead end into Interstate 30. This railroad bed was initially built in 1872. In
downtown Dallas, the tracks intersected with the Texas & Pacific that came from the east, marking the first major intersection of interstate
railroads in North Texas. Today, this important intersection lays under concrete highway bridges and parking lots.
|The famous Triple Underpass, where Elm, Main, and Commerce merge at the western edge of downtown Dallas, is centered around Dealy Plaza
(the white columned structure on the right). . To the left in this photo (facing north) is the school book depository, where Lee Harvey Oswald
was perced on November 22, 1963. You can barely make out an "X" on Elm Street - this is the location where President John F. Kennedy was
pierced by the fatal bullet. The pink granite building on the left middle in the photo is the now-disused Dallas County jail and courtroom
building - here, Jack Ruby was tried for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. The red building on the right is the "Old Red" Dallas County
courthouse, now home to a very interesting museum. This photo was taken before the county restored the tower atop the courthouse.
|While I drive over to Dallas
to catch some more great
scenes with my camera, how
about enjoying some
browsing opportunities until
Dallas Historical Society
Dallas Heritage Village
|Dallas's Fair Park is the only place in the world that depicts the founding myths of the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana (Parks & Recreation!)
|Dallas's Fair Park is also the only place in the United States that depicts Art Deco human space travel in mural form.i