Ghosts of Dallas: Mockingbird and Greenville, 1985

You never knew why there's a Dr Pepper sign on that corner? Here's why.


“Intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue, looking at the Dr Pepper plant on the northwest corner,” 1985.

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

Photo: Lauren Meystedt

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  • Tim Rogers

    Here’s the thing I notice right away: those damn non-working pendant lights that they’ve hung across Mockingbird. Nothing but visual pollution. Patrick Kennedy explained in 2012 how those lights came to be there.

    After he wrote that story, the city quietly got the lights working. They’re all broken again. They need to be torn down.

    • SkyMasterson

      Thanks. I have always wondered what the purpose of those pendant lights is. I figured it had to do with providing light to surveillance cameras or something. The fact that they were added for aesthetic reasons is laughable.

  • JtB

    I love this series.

    I miss this old decco building.

  • Carol Shih

    Great job, Lauren!