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Vintage Views of Dealey Plaza

- Franny Wentzel - Friday, November 22nd, 2013 : goo

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On the 50th anniversary of the death of president John F. Kennedy, it is interesting to note that more time has passed between then and now then had passed between then and the assassination that set off World War One. Yet it still remains fresh in the minds even of those unborn at the time...

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George Bannerman Dealey (1859-1946) was a Dallas businessman and the long-time publisher of The Dallas Morning News. He used his influence to accomplish many goals but will always be remembered primarily for one of them.

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He crusaded for the redevelopment of a particularly blighted area near downtown Dallas. When the redevelopment, involving a large square located at the intersection of three major avenues, was completed, it was named Dealey Plaza in his honor.

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Dallas in the 1940s - Dealey Plaza was the Trinity River entrance to downtown

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Dealey Plaza circa 1963 - note the county buillding still under construction

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Mid-60s view before construction of Dallas's official JFK memorial (behind the turreted Old Court House)

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Stemmons Freeway and the entrance to the triple underpass.

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Railroad tracks over the triple underpass - note the parking area behind the Elm Street pergola. In lot was a switching tower occupied by a Lee Bowers at the time of the assassination. I've had email conversation with a relative of his.

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A couple more aerial views - note the switch by Hertz from Chevrolets to Fords.

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Colour images of the plaza - land behind the Old Court House has been cleared for the city's JFK memorial.

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Post-assassination views from street-level. Hertz was still renting Chevys.

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Rooftop view from the Criminal Courts building - Hertz was now renting Fords.

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Views of Dealey Plaza taken for the 1977 investigation of the assassination - Hertz was still renting Fords.

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Turn of the century view of Dealey Plaza. The Hertz sign has been taken down...

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...and the Texas School Book Depository had been renovated well away from it's most notable period in history. Owned by Dallas County, it now houses the Sixth Floor Museum.

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S.: 3rd Oct 2014 - 18:52 GMT

AWESOME views! thanks for posting this..... its really great to see period photos of this quite very historic spot!

Franny Wentzel: 17th Jun 2016 - 00:17 GMT

More views of Dealey Plaza here...

kennedy-photos.blogspot.com/2012/11/kennedy-gallery-270.html

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