Ghosts of Dallas: Spaghetti Warehouse, 1977

See what this street scene looked like 36 years ago.


“Olde Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant at Market and Munger streets in Dallas’ West End,” 1977.

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Original photo: From the collections of the Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Photo: Leah Clausen

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  • Mike

    Judging from the cars, looks like people actually went there in ’77.

  • Pegaso

    If I’m not mistaken, Spagetti Warehouse opened in 1972 so by the time this photo was taken, the place had only been open 5 years. I can only imagine how bad the West End looked in the 70s and how quickly it would’ve been razed had it not been for historic district protection.

  • Cabe Booth

    I remember eating there once in 1980. it was the first time I saw/played Galaxian and missile command. I was 11 & thought missile command to be extremely difficult to play and control. “what a piece of junk! “I thought. Good luck what ATARI or whatever your name is… yeesh

  • Yaya1963

    It used to be Pillowtex Corp. until they moved to Mint Way in the late 70’s. My dad used to be the Plant manager there from 1962 until he retired in 1991.