Downtown Dallas 360? Try Commerce St. 1930s.

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chaddavonport via eBay
At long last, the city council gets its hands on the Downtown Dallas 360 plan at Wednesday's briefing -- after which Downtown Dallas Inc. will host its own meet-n-greet with MIG's Daniel Iacofano and Chris Beynon, just one part of the 2011 Annual Meeting & Luncheon & State o' Downtown presentation scheduled at the Fairmont. Says DDI's invite, not only will John Crawford give a look-back and look-ahead speech, but the two consultants will also "bring the Plan to life with a dynamic, never before seen presentation filled with Quick Wins and Bold Ideas that will shape the future of Downtown Dallas."

Which brings me to this eBay for-sale find being offered by one chaddavonport out of Fort Worth, no less: a 15"-by-21.5" paper photo of downtown taken in the '30s -- Commerce Street, to be specific. (See the Adolphus?) Buy now for $225.75 or make your best offer. Lesse -- downtown retail, people on bicycles, streetcars. Look out, future, here we come.
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Branden Helms
Branden Helms

Yeah, this has to be the twenties, since Magnolia was built in the mid-20's.

Also, some of the buildings on the right are being demoed as we speak for the Joule to build a service area for trucks and deliveries.

Abuckley1970
Abuckley1970

A plan is only as good as its ability to be implemented. It's great to have vision to initiate change but the changes to zoning codes to bring this to fruition is going to be painful. the city adopted form based zoning a while back (Article XIII) that could be used for some areas but there is much more to be done. For more info on the plan and to leave feedback:

http://www.downtowndallas360.c...

pak152
pak152

It would be nice if ebay sellers didn't remove the backing from the images. I know they mean well but it can damage the photo as well as remove information.

note that from the seller's site that the photo (and one other) had been mounted on a card with blind stamp Dan Melton TA 5500 that is probably the photographer's name and his telephone numbernot necessarily taken in the 1930s as one can see the onion dome of the Oriental Hotel opposite the Adolphus. That hotel was replaced by the Baker in the mid-1920s IIRC

Dallas SEO
Dallas SEO

cool picture. I would like to see more

Mister_Mean
Mister_Mean

More consultants (have they not been working on this 360 plan for an eternity?), more consultant fees, and more bad visions (delusions). Hey we can just raise taxes again to pay for all this—after all it is only tax dollars that the city and it’s betters squander. It is even more fun to do it during bad economic times too.

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