#FBF: 1950s Wynnewood Village

The owner of Wynnewood Village shopping center announced it is planning to invest about $30 million into updating the center, and there are plans for future phases of redevelopment as well.

Now the shopping center is home to Foot Locker, Taco Bell, a Kroger store, a Chase bank and a lot of discount clothing stores.

It’s still a useful place, but it’s far from the vortex it once was. Back in the 1950s and ’60s, Wynnewood had everything: Grocery stores, department stores, a five-and-dime, a drug store, local restaurants, a bakery, a florist, a jewelry store, a shoe store, a sewing shop a toy store and more.

Back in 2010, local history writer Gayla Brooks offered a nostalgic column about the old days of Wynnewood. Read it here.

Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Oak Cliff.
Written By
More from Rachel Stone

The art of piñata making in Oak Cliff

Ever wanted to beat an effigy of Justin Bieber with a bat?...
Read More