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Dallas Lost a Piece of History this Week...
From the Dallas Historical Society Archives
The Majestic-Park-Ambassador Hotel was built in 1904 by local architect E.H. Silven, the hotel was an excellent example of the Sullivanesque Style of architecture. In 1907, the building was purchased and the name changed to Park Hotel. In 1932, the hotel changed hands again and was then renamed Ambassador. The first listing was in 1905 in Worley's Directory of Greater Dallas under Majestic Hotel, the address was 410-414 S. Ervay,
which eventually changed to 1312 South Ervay.
(Info source: City of Dallas Designation Report- May 4, 1982)
The first time Majestic Hotel is listed is in the 1905 Worley's Directory of Greater Dallas.
Ad in 1905 Worley's Directory of Greater Dallas for M.H. Peterman Contractor and Builder of
Majestic Hotel.
Majestic Hotel listing in the 1905 Worley's Directory of Greater Dallas
Majestic Hotel listing in the 1906 Worley's Directory of Greater Dallas.
The manager was C.O. Johnston
and the main phone number was 2904.
Did you know Dallas Historical Society has Dallas directories
starting from the 1870s?
We collect Dallas and Texas history to preserve it for future generations.
If you are looking to do research on local history, you can do so by appointment.

Looking to donate a piece of Dallas or Texas history?
JUNE'S HISTORY HAPPENINGS
TUESDAY, JUNE 4 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
(Presentation will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.)

Join us for happy hour and "drink in" the history of the
State Thomas District with Judith Hearst.

2400 Allen Street
Dallas, TX 75206
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hall of State in Fair Park
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 | 6:30 PM
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldier Major General Gordon Granger arrived at Galveston, Texas, to take command of the state and proceeded to issue five Military Orders, including General Order Number 3, which declared that all slaves were now free. This occurred two and a half years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had little impact on Texas due to the number of Union troops to enforce the order. 

Dallas Historical Society has the only known original example of the
General Order Number 3.
The document will be on display at Hall of State June 17-23.  
Our members are a vital part in our ability to continue to offer free programming
to tell the history of Dallas and Texas.
(All Exhibits are FREE and Open to the Public)
ON DISPLAY MAY - NOVEMBER
ON DISPLAY THROUGH AUGUST
AN EVENING WITH! LEONARD VOLK
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and famous department store Volk Brothers?
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A huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers and interns
who helped us during the month of May!

Archive Volunteers
Nan A., Paula B., Leonard D., Paula H.

Office Volunteers
Nan A., Leonard D., Paul M., Corlie S.

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