|Mission Hotel, Oak Cliff
|Abandoned Santa Fe building near City Hall.
Underneath this building are several old tracks (15
railroads converged in Dallas at one point)! Today, the
old tunnels and lines are cemented over.
|Dallas is quickly losing its neon past. This great sign, advertising a
long-gone motel off of Northwest Highway, is now gone.
|Original alignment of Houston & Texas Central tracks near the Pilgrim's Pride
plant in South Dallas.
|Dallas: Capitol City of the Red River Valley
|A crypt in the middle of downtown's cemetery. Yes, it's empty!
|White Rock Lake boathouses, built in the 1930s. White Rock
Lake is considered Dallas' Central Park. The Dallas
Arboretum is close by.
|A modern but also vintage Dallas scene
|View from the Triple Underpass. The Dallas County Criminal
Courts building (left) is where Jack Ruby was tried for killing
Oswald and where 1930s gangster Raymond Hamilton
escaped (because it used to be a jail, too!)
|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 .
|While I drive over to Dallas to catch some more great scenes with my
camera, how about enjoying some browsing opportunities until I return?
Dallas Historical Society
Dallas Heritage Village
|The wooden fence at the grassy knoll seems to have it all figured out.
|Questions or comments? E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
|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.