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Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District

 
 
South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, September 11, 2020
1. South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District Marker
Inscription.  

This neighborhood is one of the few remaining intact residential districts which reflect the early twentieth century suburban development of Dallas. Construction of homes in this vicinity began soon after the Jewish Temple Emanuel El was moved here in 1913 from its downtown location. Many early residents of the neighborhood were prominent leaders of the Dallas Jewish community. Included in the district are homes designed by the leading area architects of the time. The structures feature a variety of popular architectural influences, representing details of the Midwestern Prairie, Mission Revival, Classical Revival, and Georgian styles.

A gradual migration of area residents to newer suburban developments began following the end of World War II. During the 1950s, the South Boulevard-Park Row neighborhood became the home of many prominent Black leaders of the Dallas area. Residents here have included educators, lawyers, merchants, clergymen, doctors, and business executives. Since the early twentieth century the neighborhood has been a symbol of the growth, prosperity, and vitality of Dallas.
 
Erected
South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, September 11, 2020
2. South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District Marker
1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6884.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArchitecture.
 
Location. 32° 46.084′ N, 96° 46.306′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of South Boulevard and Atlanta Street, on the left when traveling north on South Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas TX 75215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juanita Craft House (approx. 0.4 miles away); John C. McCoy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richard M. Gano, CSA (approx. 0.9 miles away); WRR Radio (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Tribute to Texas Women in the Civil War (approx. 0.9 miles away); State Fair of Texas (approx. one mile away); Texas Centennial Exposition (approx. one mile away); Continental D.A.R. House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
Reverse of South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, September 11, 2020
3. Reverse of South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District Marker
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places and a list of Life Members
Dallas Landmark South Boulevard/Park Row District image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, September 11, 2020
4. Dallas Landmark South Boulevard/Park Row District
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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