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Chris Anderson on the History of Oak Cliff.

Chris Anderson on the History of Oak Cliff.


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  • 1. Welcome to…
  • 2. DOWNTOWN DALLAS Where’s Oak Cliff? I-30 COCKRELL HILL ROAD CAMP WISDOM ROAD I-35 SOUTH OAK CLIFF YOU ARE HERE
  • 3. OAK CLIFF Wait where?
  • 4. LEE HARVEY OSWALD
  • 5. 1026 N. Beckley Ave. 231 W. Jefferson Ave.
  • 6. Civil War soldier reunion, Hord’s Ridge, 1890 Before it was “Oak Cliff” it was “Hord’s Ridge”
  • 7. Thomas L. Marsalis The father of Oak Cliff
  • 8. “ Oak Cliff derives its name from the massive oaks that crown the soft green cliffs...” -- 1890 Why the name “ Oak Cliff”? “ Cool and healthful breezes prevail during the entire heated term, and there is not a night in the hot months of summer when discomfort is felt from the heat…”
  • 9. Hotel Cliff Oak Cliff: Vacation Resort Marsalis park and zoo
  • 10. First elevated railway in the South
  • 11. Streetcars
  • 12. Home of the first 7-Eleven Edgefield at Twelfth
  • 13.  
  • 14. The most elaborate amusement center in the South
  • 15. Burnett Field Colorado Blvd. Jefferson Ave. I-35 OAK FARMS DAIRY
  • 16. Then Now Burnett Field
  • 17. Bishop Arts District 1904: Busiest Southbound trolley stop in Dallas (Davis) Warehouses and shop sprung up nearby Trolley stopped in the mid-1950s – area declined
  • 18. What the hell happened? 1893 : Depression – development stopped 1903 : Oak Cliff votes to annex itself to Dallas 1960s : I-35 E South cuts through Oak Cliff and streetcars shut down 1970s : Desegregation of O.C.’s high schools 1980s : SOC a dangerous low-income area 1990s : Demographic change 2000s : The comeback!
  • 19. The renaissance 1985: Jim Lake begins developing the old empty storefronts on Bishop/Davis Artists and entrepreneurs move in Lake gives it the name “Bishop Arts District” – a walkable, urban environment
  • 20. February 2010: $23 million federal grant “ This award is a game-changer for North Oak Cliff...” August 2010: Rezoning for mix of retail, office and residential development along Davis/Bishop Arts The return of streetcars to Oak Cliff YOU ARE HERE