Miscellaneous Dallas #2
by Paula Bosse
Open 24 hours, plenty of free parking…
by Paula Bosse
And now, a bunch of homeless, random images (all are larger when clicked).
Above, the 24-hour Rainbow Restaurant, 1627 N. Industrial at Irving Blvd. Below, its menu.
Thomas Confectionery, 1100 Elm Street. “Largest Confectionery In the State.” Popular date spot with the pre-flapper generation.
1911 (via Portal to Texas History)
1912. Dallas Morning News want-ad
Fair Park Church of God in Christ, 1036 S. Carroll Ave.
1974 (via USC Libraries)
And it’s still standing! (I love that the curb tiles are still there.)
The Knox Street Business District, pre-Central Expressway. …Way pre.
A. Harris & Co. — Texas Centennial Commemorative Paper (gift wrap?).
1936 (via Portal to Texas History)
The Lakewood Country Club (see it before the landscaping in this photo from this post).
The McFarland Drug Co., 598 Elm, at Hawkins, in Deep Ellum (later became 2424 Elm).
1905 (via DeGolyer Library, SMU)
The Lyric Theatre, 364 Elm, near Stone (later 1602 Elm).
1907-ish (via DeGolyer Library, SMU)
Dudley M. Hughes Funeral Home, 400 E. Jefferson Blvd, Oak Cliff.
(via Tichnor Bros. Collection, Boston Public Library)
“A Drive in White Rock Valley.” Before the lake.
Sources & Notes
Rainbow Restaurant postcard is from the Tichnor Bros. Postcard Collection, Boston Public Library.
See the first installment of “Miscellaneous Dallas” here.
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I particularly liked the Thomas Confectionery image, possibly because I’ve always thought I had the makings of a first class bonbon dipper. Thanks again!
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[…] Speaking of WRL, I really like this postcard showing “A Drive in White Rock Valley,” which has a postmark of 1912 — before the lake, and before paved roads in the area. The scenery might have been pretty, but this would not have been a smooth, relaxing Sunday drive for vehicle occupants or for axles. This postcard appeared in the post “Miscellaneous Dallas #2.” […]