Dynamic Dallas Skyline — 1930s
by Paula Bosse
by Paula Bosse
Above, a dynamic view of the Dallas skyline, which appeared in the 1936 Forest Avenue High School yearbook. There’s no Pegasus atop the Magnolia Building, so the drawing was probably done in 1934 or earlier.
Sources & Notes
Endpaper drawing from the 1936 edition of The Forester, the yearbook of Forest Avenue High School in South Dallas (the school is now James Madison High School).
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I’m gettin kinda old but I do believe I recall grand daddy telling me him and his company,Ballard Electric,wired the Magnolia Building.He raised me and we were always doing cool stuff.I do remember very distinctly him taking me atop that building,or one close to it,when I was a very little boy in the early 50’s.I think I remember lookin up at that big ol horse.?.He walked me around the top and then told me to point the way home.Which I followed by pointing in the direction of south Marsalis.Where I was raised.He was no longer worried about my finding my way home.Gotta love Dallas and Texas.But now the mesquite prairie of south central Texas,close to Austin,is home.Down here with all the rattle snakes…and music.
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