Window Seat on the 33rd Parallel

Dealey Plaza was named after George Bannerman Dealey, founder of the ‘Dallas Morning News,’ and a civic leader in the area. The Plaza happens to the location of the very first home in Dallas, along with it being the site of the first courthouse, store, post-office, and Freemason’s Lodge. In the plaza is an obelisk that has a plaque identifying the site as ‘the birthplace of Dallas.’ In 1935, the site was named Dealey Plaza, and was placed under the management and authority of the City of Dallas Park Board a year later, with the official completion of a railroad bridge that has become known as the ‘Triple Overpass,’ and the streets that converge at its’ mouth, has become known as the ‘Triple Underpass.’

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