Saturday, February 6, 2016

Deep Ellum, Dallas

Deep Ellum began in the late 1800's as a neighborhood on the east side of downtown Dallas.  The area has gone through changes that corresponds with the history of Dallas.

 The name "Deep Ellum," was originally called ,"Deep Elm" because its located by Elm Street and the pronunciation led to its current name.
 It was one of the first commercial districts for African-Americans and European immigrants.

  Henry Ford selected Deep Ellum as the site for one of the first automobile plants in 1914.  It created many jobs so people built homes close to the plant.

It has one of the largest selection of commercial storefronts from the early 20th century.

Robert S. Munger built his first cotton gin factory in a series of brick warehouses along Elm Street and Trunk Avenue in Deep Ellum in 1888.  It became the largest manufacturer of cotton-processing equipment in the United States.
The industrial complex was converted to loft apartments in 1997 and the community keeps growing.
Adam Hats moved into the four story building in 1959 added to the growth of the community.

Now it is home to many wonderful places to eat.  Serious Pizza will provide hand tossed, yummy crust with your favorite toppings.
Savor the smells as you walk in the door.

Giant Murals  tell a story of the history of Deep Elllum.

42 Murals Project is devoted to promote art in Deep Ellum through the production of 42 murals. Artists competed for the honor to display their artistic expression on the canvas of a brick wall filled with history.  It keeps with the spirit of the community that wants to keep the integrity of the area intact.  

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