Remarkably Retro
A long, long time ago I stumbled across quite the find on eBay: some 1939 Kodachrome footage showing off downtown Dallas in glorious color. It caught the attention of a…
Dallas’ old Masonic Lodge, 1941. I toured this building about 4 years ago, and it’s amazing! The building has now sold, but because it’s in a historical district, it will remain mostly intact, except for the masonic symbols which will be removed. See link above for article on the sale of the building.

Dallas’ old Masonic Lodge, 1941. I toured this building about 4 years ago, and it’s amazing! The building has now sold, but because it’s in a historical district, it will remain mostly intact, except for the masonic symbols which will be removed. See link above for article on the sale of the building.

Dr. Pepper ad from the January 15, 1949 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

The sad part of this ad is the building illustration at the bottom: “Dr. Pepper Company’s new national headquarters, 26 acres of industrial plant modernity and beauty… Dallas, Texas.” I’ve also included an old photo of the building from the Dallas Public Library’s Texas/Dallas History Division.

For almost 50 years this building stood at the corner of Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue in Dallas. This wonderful building was demolished in 1997 despite several years of fighting along with much outcry from the public and preservationists around the United States. In it’s place is a Kroger supermarket, strip shopping center, fast food, and very boring mid-rise level apartments. It was a shame to lose such a great building.

Dallas: “Main Street Looking Toward the East,” water color by W. David Shaw for the April 1954 issue of Esquire magazine.

Dallas: “Main Street Looking Toward the East,” water color by W. David Shaw for the April 1954 issue of Esquire magazine.

Dallas Continental Inn - Dallas, Texas by The Pie Shops Collection on Flickr.
Via Flickr: Highway 75 North, Exit 24 Dallas-Richardson City Limits - 12 minutes to downtown Dallas - 150 deluxe rooms - Stalls for Horses - Pool - TV - Phones - Restaurant - Meeting & Banquet Rooms. Member of the Best Western Motels. Telephone Dallas - Adams 5-8321 P.O. Box 669 - Richardson

Dallas Continental Inn - Dallas, Texas by The Pie Shops Collection on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Highway 75 North, Exit 24
Dallas-Richardson City Limits - 12 minutes to downtown Dallas - 150 deluxe rooms - Stalls for Horses - Pool - TV - Phones - Restaurant - Meeting & Banquet Rooms. Member of the Best Western Motels.
Telephone Dallas - Adams 5-8321
P.O. Box 669 - Richardson

We had a cool front come through yesterday and this weather has been beautiful. A nice break from our triple digit temps last week.

We had a cool front come through yesterday and this weather has been beautiful. A nice break from our triple digit temps last week.

Texas Centennial Exposition, postcard, Dallas, 1936

These buildings and fountains are all still standing today and most have been restored to their former glory.

Texas Centennial Exposition, postcard, Dallas, 1936

These buildings and fountains are all still standing today and most have been restored to their former glory.

Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas, 1936

Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas, 1936

I didn’t know that I was a “Dallasian!” Downtown Dallas, Texas postcard, circa 1950

Downtown Dallas - showing the Central Expressway in the foreground. The many new and modern buildings - this recently completed and beautiful expressway, whisking, at a fast rate, the traffic to and from all points - and the progressive and friendly attitude of the native Dallasians, make this one of the largest and most popular cities in the entire state of Texas.

I didn’t know that I was a “Dallasian!” Downtown Dallas, Texas postcard, circa 1950

Downtown Dallas - showing the Central Expressway in the foreground. The many new and modern buildings - this recently completed and beautiful expressway, whisking, at a fast rate, the traffic to and from all points - and the progressive and friendly attitude of the native Dallasians, make this one of the largest and most popular cities in the entire state of Texas.

This is my favorite part of Dallas, and it stands pretty much the same today as it did in this 1936 photograph. The Esplanade of State at the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas, 1936.

This is my favorite part of Dallas, and it stands pretty much the same today as it did in this 1936 photograph. The Esplanade of State at the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas, Texas, 1936.