Built in the late 1930s, Dealy Plaza, with its Art Moderne style, was once considered the ceremonial gateway to Dallas. It was built to honor publisher and civic leader George Dealey. This small park was once Dallas’ original riverfront settlement. All of that was eclipsed by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade passed the park’s grassy knoll toward the triple underpass.

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James Shelby Downard