Details for South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District (Atlas Number 5113006884)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006884

Data

Marker Number 6884
Atlas Number 5113006884
Marker Title South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District
Index Entry South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District
Address 2601 South Blvd.
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 708717
UTM Northing 3627773
Subject Codes cities and towns; African American topics; Jewish topics; design and construction; neighborhoods
Marker Year 1981
Designations
Marker Location marker is mounted on brick pedestal at N corner of South Blvd and Atlanta St.
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text This neighborhood is one of the few remaining intact residential districts which reflect the early twentieth century suburban development of Dallas. Construction of homes in this vicinity began soon after the Jewish Temple Emanuel El was moved here in 1913 from its downtown location. Many early residents of the neighborhood were prominent leaders of the Dallas Jewish community. Included in the district are homes designed by the leading area architects of the time. The structures feature a variety of popular architectural influences, representing details of the Midwestern Prairie, Mission Revival, Classical Revival, and Georgian styles. A gradual migration of area residents to newer suburban developments began following the end of World War II. During the 1950s, the South Boulevard-Park Row neighborhood became the home of many prominent Black leaders of the Dallas area. Residents here have included educators, lawyers, merchants, clergymen, doctors, and business executives. Since the early twentieth century the neighborhood has been a symbol of the growth, prosperity, and vitality of Dallas. (1981)