On New Year's Eve, nine minutes before the ball dropped on Times Square, police arrived at the Adolphus Hotel, Room 1809, to find the body of 28-year-old Patric Turner.
It's not clear from the police report if there were other people in the room, or drugs or alcohol, just that there was "no sign of ... More >>
Kicking off Fashion Week Dallas 2012 is best done with an oversized jeweled anklet, a note proven last night as collections by SOCIAL List and Carolina Herrera shared the runway at the Adolphus Hotel, outfitted with jewelry by local companies Body Elements and BootGlams.
Dallas designer SOCIA ... More >>
Commerce and Akard as it appeared in the 1920s, left, and in the 1940s and '50sSpeaking of big, bright signs ...Today the Landmark Commission will take a long, hard look at a proposal from the Adolphus Hotel, which is concerned that the Rodeo Bar & Grill is languishing at the corner of Commer ... More >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsRawlings happily accepts Natinsky's endorsementPatrick's at the Adolphus Hotel for the noontime showdown between David Kunkle and Mike Rawlings, their first debate since Saturday's elections results sent the two into the June runoff. But before the fireworks, or whatever, ... More >>
Photos by Andrea GrimesPackers fans carved out some temporary Super Bowl graffiti on a Dallas Police car outside the City Tavern.Crawled back out of downtown a few minutes ago just as a "Let's! Go! Packers!" chant got started on Main Street. We started with a couple beers at City Tavern -- where ... More >>
This guide to downtown may be a little out of date, but it's certainly the right price.OK, so by now we're all clear on one thing: The Business Council for the Arts' downloadable downtown tour was always intended to be focused on one thing and one thing only: public art. That, says Greg Brown, pr ... More >>
Lewis Wickes HineFrom time to time over the years, we've perused the Library of Congress's archives for photos of Dallas not seen since they were first taken decades ago. But Friend of Unfair Park PeterK, who shares my love for these vintage pictures, sends word of myriad recent additions to the ... More >>
Patrick MichelsErnest Brandt, who says he was an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination, shows 11-year-old Mack Reed the window where Oswald fired from. More photos are up in this slide show.Out at Dealey Plaza Sunday afternoon, there was something for everyone: fashion, literature, song and, fi ... More >>
Scott DornJo Fischer, who worked at the Statler Hilton even before it officially opened in 1956Organizers of last night's "Story of the Statler" presentation at the Dallas Center for Architecture expected, oh, maybe 30 or 40 folks to show for architect Marcel Quimby's talk about the historic, neglec ... More >>
Monday-morning flashback: the paperboy convention outside the Adolphus Hotel in 1924. Sorry, the "juvenile districts agents."This morning, The Dallas Morning News released its circulation stats covering the last six months, and, as to be expected, they're down: "Daily circulation in the same period ... More >>
Friend of Unfair Park Peterk, who knows well my soft spot for Dallas antiquities, kindly sends this link to an eBay auction due to close in two days. What you see here's a 1924 paper boy convention outside the Adolphus Hotel -- or, as they were known back then, "Juvenile Districts Agents." (Ah ... More >>
Gird your loins: The conspiracy theorists -- by which I mean the truth-tellers, of course -- are coming to town. Beginning a week from tomorrow, the Adolphus Hotel will host JFK Lancer's November in Dallas 2008 confab, scheduled to run for three days to coincide with the 45th anniversary of John ... More >>