Illustration by Brian Smith

Illustration by Brian Smith

“History cannot give us a program for the future,” Robert Penn Warren wrote. “But it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves and our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” Our weird and wonderful neighborhood is full of fascinating history, and much of it remains tangible. We set out to map a few of the places that made Oak Cliff and West Dallas what they are.

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Cliff dwellings

Mayor’s house, 635 N. Zang Blvd.

El Sibil, 122 E. Fifth St

Illustration by Brian Smith

Illustration by Brian Smith

Oswald and outlaws

The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Johnson Rooming House, 1026 N. Beckley

The backyard photo house, 214 W. Neely

The Barrow filling station, 1221 Singleton Blvd.

Western Heights Cemetery, Neal Street at Fort Worth Avenue

Eagle Ford School, 1601 Chalk Hill Road

Illustration by Brian Smith

Illustration by Brian Smith

Remnants of bygone Dallas

Trinity Portland Cement Co. cemetery, 5300 Singleton

La Reunion Cemetery, 3300 block of Fish Trap Road

Bilbo Jitney Line, Sylvan Avenue and Seale Street

Lancaster Avenue commercial district, Jefferson and Marsalis

Tenth Street Historic District

Old-Time Religion

Oak Cliff United Methodist Church, 549 E. Jefferson Blvd.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 901 N. Zang Blvd.

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