Candy - OC PK Night

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Chris Anderson on the History of Oak Cliff.

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Candy - OC PK Night

  1. 1. Welcome to…
  2. 2. DOWNTOWN DALLAS Where’s Oak Cliff? I-30 COCKRELL HILL ROAD CAMP WISDOM ROAD I-35 SOUTH OAK CLIFF YOU ARE HERE
  3. 3. OAK CLIFF Wait where?
  4. 4. LEE HARVEY OSWALD
  5. 5. 1026 N. Beckley Ave. 231 W. Jefferson Ave.
  6. 6. Civil War soldier reunion, Hord’s Ridge, 1890 Before it was “Oak Cliff” it was “Hord’s Ridge”
  7. 7. Thomas L. Marsalis The father of Oak Cliff
  8. 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. 9. Hotel Cliff Oak Cliff: Vacation Resort Marsalis park and zoo
  10. 10. First elevated railway in the South
  11. 11. Streetcars
  12. 12. Home of the first 7-Eleven Edgefield at Twelfth
  13. 14. The most elaborate amusement center in the South
  14. 15. Burnett Field Colorado Blvd. Jefferson Ave. I-35 OAK FARMS DAIRY
  15. 16. Then Now Burnett Field
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. 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
  19. 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

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