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Brown Bag Lecture: This Used to be Dallas with Harry Hall

Hall of State at Fair Park

Bring your lunch and join us in person at the Dallas Historical Society, as Harry Hall discusses his book This Used to Be Dallas.

Each page of This Used to be Dallas will challenge your view of the city around you. Harry Hall uncovers the stories of perseverance, deliverance, tragedy, and past glory behind Dallas buildings that were once something else. It might be a fallen dream, such as the remnants of a waterpark that briefly dazzled locals in the early twentieth century; or a coffin supply company that once advertised services, Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. There’s the hotel that was built only after the city yielded to the demands of a beer baron and the non-descript Oak Cliff home that once housed America’s greatest female athlete. What might your favorite Dallas buildings house in the future? Each structure has its own background, its own future, its own story. Explore your favorite Dallas spots with a new vision or discover a surprising past just beyond the familiar walls of the fascinating places throughout the city.

About the Author:

Harry Hall is the author of Help, Everyone is Staring at Me and the award-winning The Pedestriennes: America’s Forgotten Superstars. A long-time distance runner, much of his writing career has covered amateur/professional sports, from tennis exhibitions to the Olympic Track and Field Trials. He has lived in North Texas for most of his life with his wife and family.

Brown Bag Lectures are sponsored by Belmont Village Senior Living Turtle Creek. 

A mask is required to attend. Limited seating capacity to allow for social distancing.

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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm   2020-09-29 12:00:00 2020-09-29 15:00:00 America/Chicago Brown Bag Lecture: This Used to be Dallas with Harry Hall //artandseek.org/calendar/event/104901/brown-bag-lecture-this-used-to-be-dallas-with-harry-hall Hall of State at Fair Park, 3939 Grand Avenue, Fair Park, Dallas, TX, 75210

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