This historical photo shows Pike Park's Spanish Colonial recreation center soon after its 1914 construction. The building -- which is now closed to the public -- has undergone a series of modifications, including the removal of the upper floor.
In Dallas, the ethnic enclave once known as Little Mexico has undergone a rapid shift in the 21st century. The nearby American Airlines Center -- home of the Dallas Mavericks -- opened in 2001, ushering in an era of change; real estate developers gobbled up what was left of the single-family housing stock and began erecting market-rate condominiums and office towers. Real estate agents have sleekly rebranded the neighborhood as “Uptown,” a rare walkable area the auto-centric city. But the hundred-year-old Pike Park -- a four-acre green space tucked away in the neighborhood’s southwest corner -- remains as a relic of an era long gone.... Read More →
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