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Old 09-25-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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This set of photos includes a few historically significant landmarks and notable buildings in the city.

W.A. Strain House as seen from Lancaster-Hutchins Road.
Built in 1896, the farmstead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Strain family played a prominent role in the early history of Lancaster and the property is still inhabited by the heirs of W.A. Strain. Additional information can be found here.


Rocky Crest School
This historical marker was unveiled during a September 8 dedication ceremony at the former Rocky Crest School. During segregation, African American students from Lancaster and the surrounding areas attended Rocky Crest. At one point, the school served roughly 18% of all minority students in Dallas County. Now known as the J.D. Hall Learning Center, the campus is Lancaster ISD's alternative school.


Pleasant Run Community
This historic marker commemorates the community of Pleasant Run, established in the late 1840s. Pleasant Run was located north of the original town of Lancaster, which was founded several years later in 1852. The name lives on today through Pleasant Run Road, a major east-west thoroughfare running through the southern Dallas County cities of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Lancaster, and Wilmer.


Regions Bank Building
The Pleasant Run marker is located in the front parking lot of Regions Bank. Standing 56 feet high, this four-story office building completed in 1974 is the closest thing we have to a skyscraper.


Grain Elevator
This old grain elevator is located in a largely undeveloped area of eastern Lancaster near the border with Wilmer. Visible for several miles around, it is a true relic of the past.


I also photographed more neighborhoods throughout the city, but I'll post them later.
Interesting photos and information. Nice work.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Noblesville, IN
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This thread is awesome. My friend just moved to Lancaster about 3 weeks ago...I'm just sure I'm going to see her house photographed and placed here!! I've visited her twice and am now searching rentals just in case a cute little historical home opens up! She lives in downtown, I guess it would be...one of the little streets off Main...just blocks from the visitor's center.

It's quiet, friendly, clean. I didn't have any doubts but I didn't have any idea it was so charming. She drove me around all the little areas she planned on visiting and I was pleasantly surprised. For all those wondering about the "south of I-30" comments, I have this to say: with all the rolling hills, green trees and open fields - how on earth could you go wrong? It's so pretty...and all the homes featured here is a sampling of how lovely it is.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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This thread is awesome. My friend just moved to Lancaster about 3 weeks ago...I'm just sure I'm going to see her house photographed and placed here!! I've visited her twice and am now searching rentals just in case a cute little historical home opens up! She lives in downtown, I guess it would be...one of the little streets off Main...just blocks from the visitor's center.

It's quiet, friendly, clean. I didn't have any doubts but I didn't have any idea it was so charming. She drove me around all the little areas she planned on visiting and I was pleasantly surprised. For all those wondering about the "south of I-30" comments, I have this to say: with all the rolling hills, green trees and open fields - how on earth could you go wrong? It's so pretty...and all the homes featured here is a sampling of how lovely it is.
You're right. We moved to Lancaster two months ago and our family loves it here.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks for posting these. I don't live in Dallas, but I know several people here SA that had one time or another. When we pass through the exits to the southern burbs on road trips to Dallas, all I ever hear is "you don't ever want to live here." When I ask why, it's always the same answer -- it's the crime. So, finally the last time I took out my phone and did research on crime, and guess what? Crime wasn't any worse than in the northern burbs or where we live in SA. I show them the real stats. End of conversation...LOL
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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This thread is awesome. My friend just moved to Lancaster about 3 weeks ago...I'm just sure I'm going to see her house photographed and placed here!! I've visited her twice and am now searching rentals just in case a cute little historical home opens up! She lives in downtown, I guess it would be...one of the little streets off Main...just blocks from the visitor's center.

It's quiet, friendly, clean. I didn't have any doubts but I didn't have any idea it was so charming. She drove me around all the little areas she planned on visiting and I was pleasantly surprised. For all those wondering about the "south of I-30" comments, I have this to say: with all the rolling hills, green trees and open fields - how on earth could you go wrong? It's so pretty...and all the homes featured here is a sampling of how lovely it is.
Thanks for the compliment. I love the historic homes around downtown and try to snap a few photographs whenever I can. I dug through some of my older photos and found two homes on Main Street, just west of downtown that I took in May 2011. I added them to the post below.

All the best to your friend. I hope her stay here is pleasant.

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You're right. We moved to Lancaster two months ago and our family loves it here.
Nice to hear from you again. Glad everything is going well!

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Thanks for posting these. I don't live in Dallas, but I know several people here SA that had one time or another. When we pass through the exits to the southern burbs on road trips to Dallas, all I ever hear is "you don't ever want to live here." When I ask why, it's always the same answer -- it's the crime. So, finally the last time I took out my phone and did research on crime, and guess what? Crime wasn't any worse than in the northern burbs or where we live in SA. I show them the real stats. End of conversation...LOL
Perception isn't always reality and I'm glad you pointed it out. The southern suburbs have more in common with other area suburbs than differences.

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Old 09-26-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Default More neighborhood photos

Beltline Ashmoore
A small subdivision of 88 mostly two-story homes.








Saddlebrook Estates
Located approximately a quarter mile west of Beltline Ashmoore.




Meadow Creek Estates
A large neighborhood in central Lancaster. Homes in this area were built from the late 1970s through the mid-1990s.








To the south of Meadow Creek Estates is Hearthstone, one of the newest subdivisions in Lancaster.






I took these two Hearthstone photos back in September 2009.




Millbrook East
A newer subdivision located east of the original Millbrook neighborhood.


Palma Pita Street, looking east from Chapman Drive.




Two homes on West Main Street near downtown Lancaster. Taken in May 2011.



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Old 09-26-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Thanks for the compliment. I love the historic homes around downtown and try to snap a few photographs whenever I can. I dug through some of my older photos and found two homes on Main Street, just west of downtown that I took in May 2011. I added them to the post below.

All the best to your friend. I hope her stay here is pleasant.



Nice to hear from you again. Glad everything is going well!



Perception isn't always reality and I appreciate that you pointed it out. The southern suburbs aren't that different from other suburban communities.
Yep, a burb. Could easily be Irving, Garland, Richardson, etc. Your photos show that same thing we see everywhere. Lancaster is just a bit farther out... but I think the real estate prices are pretty good there.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Noblesville, IN
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It's slightly further out but it "feels" quiet and country...part of it's charm, I think.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Beltline Ashmoore
A small subdivision of 88 mostly two-story homes.


Saddlebrook Estates
Located approximately a quarter mile west of Beltline Ashmoore.


Meadow Creek Estates
A large neighborhood in central Lancaster. Homes in this area were built from the late 1970s through the mid-1990s.


To the south of Meadow Creek Estates is Hearthstone, one of the newest subdivisions in Lancaster.


I took these two Hearthstone photos back in September 2009.


Millbrook East
A newer subdivision located east of the original Millbrook neighborhood.


Palma Pita Street, looking east from Chapman Drive.


Two homes on West Main Street near downtown Lancaster. Taken in May 2011.

Great photos. BTW, how large are those homes in Beltline Ashmoore?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Great photos. BTW, how large are those homes in Beltline Ashmoore?
Thanks. The two-story homes in Beltline Ashmoore are approximately 2,900 to 4,300 square feet. There are also a few single-story homes that are smaller in size (approximately 2,200+ square feet).
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