This home was originally known as the George House, constructed in 1900 by D. C. George as a wedding gift to his wife. She wasn't permitted to see it until completed, so what a surprise this pretty Queen Anne style must have been to her.
Queen Anne was a style popular with the middle to upper classes from 18980-1910. It has an assymmetrical floor plan, turret, bay windows and "jigsaw" trim beneath the eaves.
This home is fitted with new amenities of the 1900's such as electric light features, a metal shingle roof and cast iron cook stove in the kitchen.
*picture 2-- Notice the early kiddicar and lovely accessories in this living room--the pretty floral wallpaper, stylish settee and well-used oriental rug.
Currently the residence is depicting the traditional Jewish home of the Blum family who were originally from Galveston and Houston. It is painted in its original colors.
A small pathway leads to this home built in the winter of 1845-46 that has been relocated from where DFW airport sits now. It is an example of a dog-trot house and has been erected as part of a small farm complete with detached kitchen and cellar house.
A dog-trot house is actually two log-rooms separated by an open breezeway, but connected by a common roof. This dwelling was originally a log cabin, but as the owner grew more prosperous was clad with clapboard siding.
A blacksmith shop, feed shed, animal barn, outhouse, small family cemetery, herb garden, vegetable garden and field for crops are situated on the grounds. The barn currently is home to several chickens, a sheep and cow--all very laid back and mellow creatures.
There were several owners of this home, the most prominent was General Richard Montgomery Gano and his wife, Mattie.
The Morton Meyerson center is a great place to go and hear the Dallas Symphony. The building is an architechtual marvel and there isn`t a bad seat in the house, of course it doesn`t compare to a Kid Rock concert but it is a nice change.
The Dallas Zoo is located just south of downtown Dallas across from the Trinity river. The zoo is located in a part of the city known as Oak Cliff. Thie nehighborhood was formerly it's own city but D town has since absorbed it. It is not as highly praised as the Fort Worth Zoo but it is worth going to none the less.
The Dallas Convention Center is in downtown Dallas and next to City Hall and
Pioneer Plaza. Originally built In 1957 as The Dallas Memorial Auditorium, it was expanded in the 1970s to become the Dallas Convention Center. It has expanded three times since then.
The centre features the world's largest column free exhibit hall at 203,000 sqft with 40ft ceilings. There are exhibit halls, ballrooms, meeting rooms, arena and theater, with further plans for additional facilities in the future.
This monument was built in memorial to fallen police officers. It's unusual design is in keeping with the design of City Hall which sits just across the road.
One of the features is the fact that natural light is used to cast images of the officers badge numbers onto the pavement below.
Dallas has the most beautiful skyline...Im not just saying that! It is awesome, but especially at night...go and see! One of the best views is driving south on I-35E (coming from the north obviously). Continue driving as you feel like youre being swallowed up by the big city. Kewl.
The statue of George Dealey stands in the area which was named after him and now infamous - 'Dealey Plaza'. He was editor and owner of the Dallas Morning News.
In the late 1920's George led a crusade to re-route the Trinity River away from the downtown area in an attempt to avoid the flooding problems which occurred every year. The Trinity River now flows one mile away from this site.
Dallas is a beautiful modern city with new and old architechture.
So much to see and do in this lively city from sports, concerts, entertainment, opera and art. We have a new Nasher art sculpture museum which opened a year ago also. The best in the world.
This is a picture by the convention center in Downtown Dallas.
Downtown Dallas, though deserted other than during the work day, is a good contrast between old and new. I was surprised to see many older buildings amongst all the new skyscrapers. So perhaps in addition to seeing the Sixth Floor, maybe stroll a few blocks here and there so see some of downtown.
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