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.
Texas illustration from the New Century Book of Facts, 1935
Dallas Continental Inn - Dallas, Texas by The Pie Shops Collection on 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.
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
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.
Art deco portraits of a pilot, navigator, bombardier, and gunner painted by William Dean Fausett, oil on canvas, 1940s. These 6x4 foot paintings hang in the rotunda of the Randolph Air Force Base administration building in San Antonio, Texas.