Remarkably Retro
Weyerhaeuser’s “House of Good Taste” exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, 1964

Weyerhaeuser’s “House of Good Taste” exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, 1964

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.

Timken, 1944

Timken, 1944

Monroe calculator, 1964
"Costume by Pierre Cardin, Calculator by Monroe, Photographed in Paris at the Maison De La Radio by Hiro."

Monroe calculator, 1964

"Costume by Pierre Cardin, Calculator by Monroe, Photographed in Paris at the Maison De La Radio by Hiro."

National Homes, 1949

National Homes, 1949

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.

Monroe Calculator in front of Toronto’s City Hall, 1965

Monroe Calculator in front of Toronto’s City Hall, 1965

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.

Fair Park Deco, Dallas, Texas
I just ordered a copy of this book and I can’t wait for it to arrive next week! http://www.fairparkdeco.com/

Fair Park Deco, Dallas, Texas

I just ordered a copy of this book and I can’t wait for it to arrive next week! http://www.fairparkdeco.com/

"The Alhambra" 
Honor Bilt Modern Homes by Sears. From their prebuilt “kit” homes catalog, 1925

"The Alhambra" 

Honor Bilt Modern Homes by Sears. From their prebuilt “kit” homes catalog, 1925