Very few things get me up early on a Saturday morning, especially on a cold winter day. But the chance to see the inside of a dilapidated building is on the TOP of the list!
On Saturday, January 24th, Tore Bellis and I bundled up and headed to the Forest Theater at 1914 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Dallas, Texas. There is a group, Forest Forward, that is leading the way in revitalizing the building and the community… and they are giving tours! Continue reading Forest Theater in Dallas, Texas Part 1
Who were the people who visited the Tower Hotel Courts during its prime and for what purpose? I got my answer.
I was recently contacted by a stranger who has ephemera from the Tower Hotel Courts. These are items that are unique and personal to her family. I asked for permission to share the information and she agreed. I am grateful for this privilege and excited to share the stories. Enjoy! Continue reading The Tower Hotel Courts in 1955, Part 1
This post, will showcase the opening of the Tower Hotel Courts, details about the rooms and amenities, a postcard that shows a room and a help wanted ad. I’ve thrown in a few additional details for fun. Enjoy! Continue reading The Tower Hotel Courts on Harry Hines, Part 3
This blog is the debut of my research and ephemera of the Tower Hotel Courts that was on Harry Hines Blvd in Dallas, TX. Continue reading Tower Hotel Courts on Harry Hines in Dallas, Texas: Part 1
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
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.