“The Trend is Highland Parkward”– 1909-1911
by Paula Bosse
Lakeside Drive, 1910 (click for larger image)
by Paula Bosse
Three early Hann & Kimball Highland Park real estate ads urging people to “Buy and Build Where Your Friends Are Building, In Highland Park, ‘THE Country Club District’!” (Click to see larger images.)
Dallas Morning News, July 4, 1909
“Highland Park Ultimately. Why Not Now?”
“Up in Highland Park the breezes blow day and night. The cool evenings, the beautiful terraced lawns and shade trees, natural parks and lakes, all combine to make this the ideal home place in this warm climate of ours. We stake our reputation on the outcome of the property. Make your selection NOW.”
The hard-to-read “significant comparison” text from the middle of the ad above:
Is this the same view as seen in the top photo showing “Lakeside Drive Entrance to Second Section” (off Armstrong)?
Hope your forebears didn’t miss out! (Mine did!)
Sources & Notes
Read more about the C. U. Whiffen house featured in both the 1910 and 1911 ads here. I’m happy to report the lovely house at Crescent and Byron is still standing.
Click pictures for larger images!
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[…] After rummaging around various online databases, I determined that this lovely house was built sometime in 1910 for its first occupants, the C. U. Whiffen family, whose name appeared under a picture of their photogenic house in ads placed by Hann & Kendall, the real estate agents in charge of selling lots for the developers of Highland Park. A photo of the house first showed up in an ad from September, 1910 and was used again in May, 1911. (See the full ads here.) […]
According to the inflation calculator, $55/foot would be $1,300/foot today. So not a good value unless you’re an heir.
Inflation calculators only work for consumer goods, not land. Land prices fluctuate so widely that calculators don’t accurately predict market rates.