A Few Photo Additions to Past Posts — #5

main-poydras_squire-haskins_utaThe Do-Nut Merchant, holding down the fort… (click for larger image)

by Paula Bosse

Another round of photos I’ve come across recently and have added to previous posts. (All are larger when clicked — to see original posts, click the titles linked in blue.)

Above, a great photo showing Main Street, looking east from Poydras toward Lamar. It’s been added to the post “900 Block of Main, South Side — 1950s” which already contained a head-on view of this block. (Source: Squire Haskins Collection, UTA Special Collections, here. I saw it when Peter Kurilecz posted it to the Dallas History Guild Facebook group and I recognized the block by the “Do-Nut Merchant” sign — because who can forget a business called the Do-Nut Merchant?)


Here’s an aesthetically pleasing (if crooked), quaintly drawn plan of Tietze Park; I’ve added it to the post titled, well, “Tietze Park.” (Source: This is a screenshot from my phone — I think it was posted somewhere on Facebook, and I swore I would remember the source, but, of course, I do NOT remember the source.)

tietze park_plan


This is a very similar photo of the Municipal Building I posted last year in “Home Sweet Home at Commerce & Harwood,” but this one shows more of Commerce Street (seen at the right) looking east — I don’t see a lot of photos from this period showing the blocks immediately east of Harwood. (Source: George W. Cook Collection, DeGolyer Library, SMU)



Six blocks west on Commerce is the Adolphus Hotel. This is another similar photo to one already posted, but different enough to be interesting. I’m adding this ca. 1913 view of the Adolphus (straight ahead) and the Oriental Hotel (at the right, middleground), seen looking north on Akard, to the post “The Adolphus, The Oriental, The Magnolia” — the only difference between the two is that this one was taken before the Magnolia Petroleum Building was built. (Source: Dallas Public Library, Texas/Dallas History Division, via D Magazine)



In what seems like another universe, this 1945 photo showing the SMU campus looking north shows mostly open Caruth farmland above Northwest Highway (the Caruth Homestead is at the far right). There are two non-farmland landmarks seen here: just right of the top middle is Hillcrest Mausoleum in Hillcrest Memorial Park (now Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park); to the left of center (just west of Hillcrest) is the Northwest Hi-Way drive-in theater, which is why I’m adding this photo and detail to the post “Dallas’ First Two Drive-In Theaters — 1941.” (Source: Highland Park United Methodist Church Archives, reprinted in Diane Galloway’s book The Park Cities, A Photohistory)




Last summer I wrote about the “Couch Building” — which most people remember as being the University Park home of Goff’s Hamburgers (which burned down last year) (and which can be seen in the aerial photo above if you whip out a magnifying glass). I was happy to see it in the 1947 photo below (behind and to the left of the “Highland Park/SMU” streetcar which is sitting at the end of the line, just south of Snider Plaza). I’ve added this to the post “University Park’s ‘Couch Building’ Goes Up In Flames (1929-2016.)” (Source: eBay photo, posted in the Retro Dallas, Texas Facebook group by Dallas historian Teresa Musgrove Gibson)



And, finally, I’m adding this link to the post “The Shooting of ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ — 1966.” It shows (silent) news footage from WBAP-TV (Ch. 5) of the Southwestern premiere of the movie Bonnie and Clyde at the Campus Theater in Denton, featuring stars of the movie Warren Beatty, Michael J. Pollard, and Estelle Parsons riding around the square in September, 1967. Below is a screen capture. The Bonnie and Clyde footage starts at about the 4:41 mark. (Source: KXAS-NBC 5 News Collection, UNT Special Libraries Collections, via the Portal to Texas History)



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