Wilson Building

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Pho Colonial Brings Pho to Main Street on Wednesday

    ​Last minute invitations often result in accidental food discoveries. Last night a friend asked me to join her for dinner, which turned out to be the "soft opening" of a new restaurant in her downtown neighborhood. As City of Ate reported back in January, the creator of Steel is bringing a Vi ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    For Sale: A Stereographic Look Back at Downtown Dallas During Elks Week in July 1908

    Via eBay seller "vpctx"​More than once during my occasional visits to the Library of Congress's treasure trove of Dallas-related artifacts, I've come across this stereograph: "Night view of Elks' Court of Honor, at intersection of Main and Akard Streets, Dallas, Texas--Grand Lodge meeting, July 19 ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Anyone Wanna Buy a 111-Year-Old Downtown Building? Good Location With Great History.

    Justin Terveen​Built in 1900, 1516 Elm Street has been on and off the market for years; about six years back, it was even offered as part of a package that included 807 Elm, which is coming down any second now. The for-lease sign has been a constant, but every so often it trades hands; not long ag ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    How Affordable Is Downtown Dallas Housing? We Send Our Intern to Find Out.

    Photos by Elliot Kaiser​Note from Jim: In the last week of April I asked the city to tell me how many guaranteed low-income housing units are available in downtown Dallas. There should be lots of them by now -a a couple thousand by some estimates -- because over the decades, the city has used hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Oh, OK. You Say You Want a Guide to Downtown's Buildings? Well, Then.

    This guide to downtown may be a little out of date, but it's certainly the right price.​OK, so by now we're all clear on one thing: The Business Council for the Arts' downloadable downtown tour was always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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    "How We Value our Art and History is a Glimpse Into the Soul of Our Community."

    Barry KoodaSome Nervebreaker: Our favorite local punk rock icon got in the building a few years ago. Here's his photo album, which includes this ancient graffiti beneath the front stairs.​One can't tell the story of the old Dallas High School, or Crozier Tech, without talking to Veletta Lill. Afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Good Dallas News From Around 1900

    Last time Friend of Unfair Park PeterK directed our attention to a vintage Dallas photo for sale on eBay, we drove up the $9.99 opening bid to a whopping sale price of $23.50, what a deal. This one's not quite so action-packed as a four-alarm fire in the Wilson Building, but it should be of interest ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    A Downtown Dallas Fire Sale, Circa 1950

    Yet again, Friend of Unfair Park PeterK is kind enough to point our attention to a vintage Dallas photo selling for pennies on the dollar on eBay. This one's an especially action-packed shot taken on January 14, 1950, when the H.L. Green Department Store in the Wilson Building suffered a four-alarm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Dallas' Virtual Memory

    The Wilson Building, included on our Friend Peter's virtual tour of Dallas On Thursday, after I posted the item about the collection of historic Dallas postcards, a Friend of Unfair Park sent us a link to an interactive Google map of Dallas he made in his spare time. It provides a terrific history l ... More >>

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    December 19, 2007
  • News

    November 29, 2001

    The Thing That Ate Downtown

    Downtowns real estate barons are terrified that Perot-Hicks slick Victory project could wreak havoc on their own tax-funded plans to fix the citys core

  • News

    July 30, 1998