Then and Now
See how much downtown Dallas has changed over the last 100 years
The new year tends to bring on feelings of nostalgia, along with the urge to look back at what once was and compare to what exists now. Like a good before-and-after picture parade, it's fun and a little bit humbling to see how places have grown over the years, especially a bustling metropolis such as Dallas.
Settled by John Neeley Bryant in 1841 and formally incorporated as a city in 1856, Dallas has seen its share of change over the decades. Many of the landmark buildings in downtown Dallas have undergone similar journeys, with some seeing drastic reinvention and others sprucing up to recapture the glory of days gone by.
Downtown Dallas, Inc. has provided a wealth of historic images that show just how much downtown has grown recently. From vintage shots of the Dallas Farmers Market in the 1940s to a glimpse at our cityscape before Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Arts District, take a trip down memory lane by exploring the photo gallery above.
Curious to see these sights in person? Stop in at any of downtown Dallas' hundreds of restaurants, shops, parks, or entertainment venues, or turn up for one (or several) of the dozens of festivals and community events held there each year. Check in with the DDI website to stay up to date with the most current information and event listings.