From the Vault: Armistice Day! — 1918

by Paula Bosse

wwi_parade_dallasSoldiers returning from war — June, 1919 (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Dallas learned that World War I had ended when they were awakened at 3:00 AM by a siren screeching from the top of the Adolphus Hotel. Read how ecstatic Dallasites celebrated, in my previous post, “Armistice Day! — 1918,” which can be read here.

The photo above shows the 1500 block of Main Street, looking west toward Akard. The building with the Thompson’s sign was at 1520 Main, the address now belonging to Iron Cactus, seen below in the two-story white building. Same building? Looks like it.

1500 -block-main_2015_google-street-viewGoogle Street View

Happy Armistice Day/Veterans Day!


Copyright © 2015 Paula Bosse. All Rights Reserved.