Texas History

Dallas by Drone: Finding Forgotten Old City Park

Joe Pappalardo

The city is in a state of flux, but the past is closer than you might think. Sometimes all you need is the right vantage — or some altitude — to see the sweep of history. That is the case when talking about the Cedars, once a high-end neighborhood just south of downtown. The area is a prime example of the way city planners can murder a neighborhood with zoning and wide highways. The neighborhood peaked in the 1890s, before the city reserved it for industrial use and cut it off from downtown with Interstate 30. Today, the Heritage Village museum is preserving history, not just of the Cedars but the entire city. In this Dallas by Drone, Evelyn Montgomery, Heritage Village's director of collections, exhibit and preservation, narrates a fly through of Dallas’ past.

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Joe Pappalardo is the former editor-in-chief of the Dallas Observer.
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