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Old 06-30-2010, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Does anyone have a picture of the Dallas Skyline from 1960? I googled it and haven't come up with the best results and only found a few. The akdart website has the best picture so far, but I was curious if anyone on here might have something good that I can borrow?

I am doing a birthday invitation and wanted to do an outline or shadow of the skyline from 1960 because that is when this person was born. Thanks in advance
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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Downtown Dallas skyline photos from the 1960's

This is the site you mentioned, but so that everyone can see, that top pic is the best I think you may find.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Downtown Dallas skyline photos from the 1960's

This is the site you mentioned, but so that everyone can see, that top pic is the best I think you may find.
Yea that is what I was thinking, but I know a lot of people have some pictures on here from the 60s of Dallas so I wanted to check before I went with that one.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Sorry I don't have any pictures, but I agree the top picture you posted looks like what I remember it being like as a small child growing up there.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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Didn't change much from the sixties until the late seventies - I think the Diamond Shamrock Building on Bryan went up in the late 70s (built by Trammel Crow) and the Plaza of the Americas was around that time..First National Bank (now Elm Place) may have been the tallest - not sure because it was down the hillside from Southland Life. That building went up in 1963 and 64. Southland Life (I think it was there in 1960 but not certain) however was a beehive of activity with the observation deck and Chapparal Club. Ports o' Call Restaurant there was where we went before our (WW) proms, which where held next door at the Sheraton for around 30 years.

Check this out: Ports o' Call, Dallas | Critiki
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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Bet you can find some posted here: Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum - Historic Images, 1932-1970
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Dallas Skyline 60s















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Old 06-30-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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Forgot when the second Republic Tower went up! The third small addition is the one that took down the wonderful Medical Arts Building - which IMO would have been the best residential conversion ever..
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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Forgot when the second Republic Tower went up! The third small addition is the one that took down the wonderful Medical Arts Building - which IMO would have been the best residential conversion ever..
I remember the old Medical Arts building, and I agree. My girlfriend's mother worked there in the '60s. It was a very cool building - lots of marble everywhere as I recall, and one of the last buildings in downtown (I think), to have elevator operators. Although I've heard that the downtown Neiman Marcus may still have them (or maybe brought them back?)
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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ladarron, what year in the 60s were those photos taken?

Another building not there in 1960 but built in the early 60s,the downtown WFAA studies located at 606 Young St. The studio was built in 1961 and was the location of all WFAA broadcasts until the new studio in Victory opened a few years ago.Before that WFAAs studios were on Harry Hines where the KERA studios are now.

My user name is referring to one of the program directors who worked at wfaa during the early 60s;Jay Watson.
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