A couple of years back we virtually toured the Mercantile Bank Building as it looked following its 1958 redo, when Heritage Auctions made available 17 never-before-seen photos of R.L. Thornton's skyscraper taken by legendary Chicago-based architectural-photo firm Hedrich Blessing. Those photos, o ... More >>
Heritage Auction Galleries/Hedrich BlessingThe drive-thru at the Friendly Mercantile, as seen amongst the 17 photos that can be yours for a stealRichard Avedon's photo of Lewisville lumber salesman John Harrison and his daughter Melissa, taken in 1981 for In the American West, sold for $26,290. B ... More >>
Heritage Auction Galleries/Hedrich BlessingR.L. Thornton had himself one groovy penthouse atop the Mercantile Bank Building.While browsing the Heritage Auction Galleries site late last night, in search of something entirely unrelated (this, if you must know), I came across a most estimable offeri ... More >>
Justin TerveenDowntown Dallas as it looked during last year's Earth HourSpeaking of our pal Justin ...Last year we enlisted him to shoot the city as it went dark for World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour. Only problem: Despite the lengthy list of buildings scheduled to join the 60-minute blackout, it ... More >>
From the book: "Storey Stemmons, Trammell Crow and John Stemmons pose prayerfully as L. G.Rainey of Equitable prepares to take over the permanent financing from J.D. Francis of the Mercantile Bank." After the jump, the full press release announcing the publication of THE BOOK -- Dallas/Fort Worth Co ... More >>
Irving-based Zale Corporation, which moved from Wichita Falls to the Mercantile Bank Building in downtown Dallas in 1946, has hit a rough patch -- again. Fourteen years after getting out from under Chapter 11, the company, which once boasted some 1,700 locations, announced today it's shuttering 105 ... More >>
City council could cost us $20 million by tanking the Merc deal
The city's future is in the hooves of a winged horse--and in the New Age musings of the Dallas Institute of Humanities.