Dallas’ Film Row — 1918

by Paula Bosse

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by Paula Bosse

This 1918 photograph shows the old Queen Theater, later the Leo and now torn down to make way for a new 18-story Dallas Federal Savings and Loan Building. From the familiar corner at Akard and Elm streets, the camera looks east towards the Pantages, Jefferson and Old Mill theaters, all long gone.

A 1918 photograph of Elm Street, reprinted in 1956 with a newer caption bemoaning — even then — the loss of significant downtown buildings.

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Photo reprinted in the Feb. 5, 1956 issue of the Dallas Times Herald. (Click picture for larger image.)

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Copyright © 2014 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.

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