Preface: I’ve wanted to write several of these history blog posts but I get caught up in my desire to be as thorough as possible. As a result, I don’t finish them. (I started this blog December 2018). The flip … Continue reading The Statler Hilton Hotel, Dallas 1956 – Part I: Building Materials & Furnishings
Friday, May 24, 2019 The big day was here: my return home to The Adolphus. Anything and everything that had occupied my mind up to this point in time vanished. When you walk through the doors of The Adolphus, the … Continue reading My Return Home to The Adolphus, Part 1
I’d liken this post to the finale in a 4th of July fireworks celebration. The best is saved for last, with a battery of colorful fireworks in the night sky. But even as you’re mesmerized by the profusion of color, … Continue reading The Adolphus Hotel – Finale Post
A week later and Adolphus Hotel Euphoria continues. This post will showcase “Old & New”. Part of the fun in preparing for my stay at The Adolphus Hotel was acquiring old postcards and other ephemera from the hotel. I had … Continue reading The Adolphus Hotel Part II: Old and New
Last year my friend Tore Bellis and I took a downtown Dallas walking tour with Jay Cantrell. We started at Pegasus Plaza and admired The Adolphus. I told Tore that someday I hoped to stay there—just for one night. My … Continue reading The Adolphus Hotel sets the standard
There’s a conspicuous blue building on Harry Hines Blvd. I drive by it daily. Its sign has big unmistakable letters identifying it far and wide. And in case there’s any doubt, there’s also a large beckoning banner: Open to the Public. Now before you panic and wonder what type of business on Harry Hines Blvd I’m speaking of, I’ll identify it. It’s Janitor’s World. Aside from my dreamy imaginings of a building full of cleaning supplies, this place has an even more compelling reason to attract my attention. History! The building started out as the Star Lite Rollercade. Click the … Continue reading Exploring History on Harry Hines Blvd.