We just received a copy of a new “Images of America” book from Arcadia Publishing, Lost Dallas. Written by Dallas Historic Preservation Officer Mark Doty, the book is heavy with pictures of Dallas buildings lost to redevelopment or forces of nature.
Doty is donating all of his earnings from the book to the City of Dallas Municipal Archives, which conserves official city documents. The book costs $21.99 and is available beginning April 23 at arcadiapublishing.com.
The Baker Hotel, the downtown theater district, the Kress building and even Reunion Arena appear in the chapter about downtown. There are also chapters including East Dallas, South Dallas, Oak Cliff, Uptown and North Dallas.
The Jackson Farmstead on Dickerson Road was built in 1888 and was part of the Renner community before it was annexed in 1977. Despite conservation efforts, the three-story house was demolished in the early 1990s.
The book also includes pictures and stories of Prestonwood Town Center and Circle Inn Motor Hotel.