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Looking back at Dallas history and the people and places that made Dallas what it is today.
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Dallas History

From the Archives: Finding the Wild Things of Deep Ellum

Punks once ruled Deep Ellum. We wanted to know what happened to the ones on our March 1987 cover.
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Dallas History

A Cache of Abandoned Photos Opens a Window to Texas History

An office renovation in Corsicana recently uncovered an unintended time capsule.
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Dallas History

The Stoneleigh Is Turning 100, Just With a Different Name

Dallas’ second-oldest hotel still likes to party. And its upcoming celebration will be the party of the century.
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Urbanism

Why Dallas Should Not Fear Its Past

This essay, from 1982, explores Dallas’ unemotional march into the future. Even then, it was apparent the city had little interest in preserving the buildings of its past.
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Business

Elsie Faye Heggins: A Dallas Council Pioneer

She was the first Black city councilperson elected in Dallas without the support of the White power brokers.
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Commercial Real Estate

Ben Carpenter Helped Bring Las Colinas to Life

As DFW grew, Carpenter ensured that development preserved the legacy of open spaces where his family's ranch once stood.
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Books

A Polio Survivor Takes on International Travel and Neiman Marcus in 1970s Dallas

In 1970, after her parents sold their brake-repair business in Dallas,15-year-old Jane Saginaw went with her family on a monthslong trip to see the world. The journey was made more complicated by her wheelchair-bound mother, a polio survivor.
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Dallas History

Psychotherapy Dates with Inmates at Old Parkland

Old Parkland today comprises some of the poshest office space in the country. But in the early ’80s, it was a halfway house where counselor James Dolan learned the limits of his formal training.
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Home & Garden

The House With the Roses

Everyone knew the white Preston Hollow two-story with the crossbuck fence and riot of roses. When it changed hands, I found the girl who grew up in it and learned how much history I’d driven past every week of my life.
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Business

How Leo F. Corrigan Helped Shape the Dallas Skyline

The commercial real estate pioneer built a diversified portfolio to become one of the country’s largest landlords, with holdings valued at $7.6 billion in today’s dollars.
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