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Texas Time Travel: Dallas, Forth Worth Then and Now

2012 August 6

After spending last week in Austin, the exhibit is expected to arrive by Wednesday to Fountain Place at 1445 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas. It will remain on display in the lobby until August 14 before heading to the National Archives in Fort Worth.

Texans, now’s your chance to earn web glory and boasting rights next spring in Washington D.C. Match these scenes today and submit your entry to State of the Environment. Be sure to let us know which Documerica scene inspired you. Extra kudos if you can catch the same number of pedestrians in stunning shades, or if you find that moose… Who knew there were moose in Texas?

DALLAS Challenge

In the photo below, we need a bit of help identifying this hotel and location. Hopefully for locals it’s enough of a clue. Weigh in if you know where it is and be sure to submit your best match to State of the Environment! 

In Downtown Dallas May, 1972 by Bob Smith.

In Downtown Dallas 05/1972 by Bob Smith.

Sunday afternoon at White Rock Lake, one of the city’s most popular weekend resorts by Bob Smith May, 1972.

Sunday afternoon at White Rock Lake, one of the city’s most popular weekend resorts by Bob Smith 05/1972.

In Downtown Dallas May, 1972 by Bob Smith.

In Downtown Dallas May, 1972 by Bob Smith.

BEN WHEELER, HIGHWAY 64 Challenge

Storefront in Ben Wheeler, on state highway 64 between Dallas and Tyler, 05/1972 by Bob Smith.

Storefront in Ben Wheeler, on state highway 64 between Dallas and Tyler, 05/1972 by Bob Smith.

FORT WORTH Challenge

Western Cafe in Northside (Stockyard Area) of Ft. Worth, 10/1972 by Bob Smith.

Western Cafe in Northside (Stockyard Area) of Ft. Worth, 10/1972 by Bob Smith.

Old Church now provides storage for automobile tires, 10/1972 by Bob Smith.

Old Church now provides storage for automobile tires, 10/1972 by Bob Smith.

Not living in the Lone Star State, but want to join in?

Telling the story of change around the country is up to you. Share any photos you are taking of the landscapes, the people, and the way of life for State of the Environment.

Browse additional challenges on this blog, or search the full Documerica collection to locate and match images closest to you. All ‘Then and Now’ entries will be considered for the larger Washington D.C. exhibit planned for March 8 – September 8, 2013.

When you follow that link above, you’ll come to a search page like this. Simply type in your town or state to see images of the past. Enjoy, have fun, and we can’t wait to see your contributions to this historic project!

Next up: The exhibit sets it sights on EPA Region 4 in Atlanta for the month of September, before heading to spend October based out of the Windy City with EPA Region 5!

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4 Responses
  1. Farnham permalink
    August 7, 2012

    The Baker Hotel at 1400-1410 Commerce Street in Dallas, demolished in the 80’s and replaced by One SBC Place.

  2. jfalvey permalink*
    August 7, 2012

    Thanks! Hopefully someone can submit a picture from across the street – as different as that will be.

  3. Joseph Rettig permalink
    August 16, 2012

    Signs he is interested

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