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Historical photos of recognizable Oak Cliff places

We recently came across a high school alumni website containing historical photos of Oak Cliff. The post is over a year old, but since we just found it, we figured most of our readers probably missed it too.

Our favorites include this one taken on the Houston Street Viaduct in 1950.

There’s also this one of an old streetcar in what is now the Bishop Arts District.

And this one of the Cabana Hotel, where the Beatles once stayed. It’s now the lovely state jail facility for women on Commerce at Riverfront.

By |2011-07-05T07:51:29-05:00July 5th, 2011|News, Oak Cliff History, Photos|4 Comments

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4 Comments

  1. Garl Boyd Latham February 8, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Apparently, this site needs a few more corrections, Justin.

    The cut line on this page calls the PCC car an “old streetcar”! As you know, it was actually just about as advanced as they came when the image was exposed.

    Worse yet, the identification with the photograph itself refers to the streetcar as a BUS!

    Ugh…

  2. Kimberly Mckinstry March 20, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    looking for picture of RJ Stinnett Park next to the Dallas Zoo

  3. Kevin Obregon July 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    It would be cool to have Turk shoot that top photograph from today’s vantage point. It seems like the Pegasus is almost all but buried in height now.

  4. Justin July 6, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Correction on the PCC streetcar photo. The location is southbound Edgefield Ave turning onto Seventh Street. The storefronts are what is now the Family Dollar store’s east wall. The photo shows in the background the Chango Botanica building.

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