40 Fascinating Pics Capture Street Scenes of Dallas, Texas in the Early 1980s

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Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the largest city and seat of Dallas County. It is the ninth most-populous city in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio.

Located in North Texas, the city of Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States and the largest inland metropolitan area in the U.S. that lacks any navigable link to the sea. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth-largest.

Dominant sectors of its diverse economy include defense, financial services, information technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Dallas is home to 9 Fortune 500 companies within the city limits. Over 41 colleges and universities are located within its metropolitan area, which is the most of any metropolitan area in Texas.

The city has a population from a myriad of ethnic and religious backgrounds and one of the largest LGBT communities in the U.S. WalletHub named Dallas the fifth most-diverse city in the U.S.

These fascinating photos from Red Oak Kid were taken by Leta Patterson that show street scenes of Dallas from 1981 to 1984.

The Majestic Theatre before it was restored, circa early 1980s

Dallas High School (also known as Crozier Tech), circa early 1980s

Dallas skyline, circa early 1980s

West End, circa early 1980s

Building on the corner of Commerce and Polydras, 1981

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