A Bird’s-Eye View Over the Washington Theater

by Paula Bosse

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by Paula Bosse

This wonderful photo shows an aerial view looking northeasterly over the top of the Washington Theater, Dallas’ first ornate movie palace. It was located between N. Akard and N. Ervay, at 1615 Elm Street — now the site of Thanksgiving Tower. I think the street at the top right edge of the photo is Live Oak, which used to come all the way through to Elm. I love this photo.


Sources & Notes

Photo from Lost Dallas by Mark Doty (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2012).

Bird’s-eye view today-ish (with 1615 Elm marked):

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The Washington Theater was in business at 1615 Elm from 1912 to 1927. More on the Washington in the Flashback Dallas post “The Washington Theater — Dallas’ First Movie Palace,” here.

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