Main & Akard, Looking East

by Paula Bosse

main_east-from-akard_WPA-GD_DPLWatch your step, girls… (click for very large image)

by Paula Bosse

Ah, Main Street. It’s so sad that the Praetorian Building — the tall white building in the distance on the left — has been demolished to be replaced by a giant eyeball, but it’s great to see that the Kirby Building — at the left — is still hanging in there and still looking great.

Check out the height of those curbs!

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Photo from the WPA Dallas Guide and History ([Denton]: University of  North Texas Press, 1992); photo from the collection of the Dallas Public Library. Two sources of this photo cite different dates: one 1935, the other 1930. My guess would be late ’20s — or, certainly closer to 1930 than 1935.

See what this view looks like today on Google Street View, here.

Click pictures for larger images.

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