Demolition delayed for Tenth Street properties

A preserved shotgun house in the Tenth Street Historic District. Photo courtesy of bc Workshop
A preserved shotgun house in the Tenth Street Historic District. Photo courtesy of bc Workshop

The City of Dallas began tearing down nine old homes in the Tenth Street Historic District of Oak Cliff this week.

The homes had been put on a list of structures that the city’s Landmark Commission had approved for demolition. But neighbors in the historic freedman’s town sounded the alarm when they saw the city’s bulldozers and Bobcats.

City Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold requested a 60-day delay in demolition so she and her staff can take a closer look at the properties and people affected.

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  • Smokey

    T-Bone Walker lived along 10th Street at one time around the turn of the century. Hopefully deed records have been searched on these properties. Doubtful Walker will appear as they all were from Linden. Mother was Movelia Jimmerson and Step Dad was Marco Washington. The family also lived near Kidd Springs, possibly as sharecroppers.