West Jefferson and Tyler — 1913

mallorys-drug-store_ca-1913_cook-collection_smuWhy, yes, we ARE accessible by streetcar… (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Every time I pass the northwest corner of West Jefferson and Tyler in Oak Cliff, I admire this building. Actually, I love this building. And I’m always surprised it’s still there.

This photo shows Tyler St. to the right and Jefferson Blvd. heading off to the left. See what it looks like today on Google Street View, here.

It appears to have been built in 1911 or 1912. And it still looks pretty good.

Thank you, Oak Cliff!

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Sources & Notes

Real photo postcard titled “Mallory’s Drug Store” from the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection, DeGolyer Library, Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University; see the card front and back and read more information here.

A couple of other photos can be found in the post “Dallas in ‘The Western Architect,’ 1914: Businesses,” here (scroll down to number 7). Seems the building was designed by architect C. A. Gill, the man behind the famed Gill Well.

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