Deep Ellum (Dallas) – 03/17/2018

Texas State Historical Assoc. Text

The area was settled as a “freedmen’s town” by former slaves after the Civil War; its location on Elm Street, just east of the Houston and Texas Central tracks near the depot, was too far from downtown Dallas to be desirable. The area was called Deep Elm or, as early residents pronounced it, “Deep Ellum.”

Today Deep Ellum is a neighborhood composed largely of arts and entertainment venues. It is known for its vibrant street murals.


Mural across from where we parked.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Café Brazil was the walk start location

Walk registration volunteers.

Patio of the Café Brazil where the walk registration was set up.

The Deep Ellum Owl on a freeway overpass pillar at Good Latimer Expressway and Commerce Street.

“Awakening Dallas” birds

“Waiting on a Train” is across the street from “The Traveling Man”.

“The Traveling Man” towers over the Deep Ellum station of Dallas’s downtown light rail system.

Arts/Crafts set up near where we parked.


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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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