Downtown Dallas Development Threatens History

In an epic feature in this week's Dallas Observer, Robert Wilonsky presents a perfect picture of the situation revolving around downtown Dallas' development plans -- specifically about 508 Park Ave.'s possible demolition.

Wait, you say you don't care about an old abandoned building? Then you don't know the story of Robert Johnson, who, in Wilonsky's words, "more or less invented rock and roll 72 years ago."

It's the classic battle between preservationists and developers; arguing over the historical significance while battling the current code violations and the desire by those in charge to tear it all down, instead of fixing what's there.

Wilonsky and others have been on the fight to get the word out on the building's historical significance for many months, but the feature contains the whole picture for folks not up to date with the situation.

Click here to read the article.

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