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Old Dallas Stuff: 1960s Skyline

Old Dallas Stuff: 1960s Skyline

Ports O’ Call was permanently docked on the 37th floor in what used to be the Southland Life tower of the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas. The hotel itself opened in 1958 and the Southland Life tower in 1960. At the time the tallest building in downtown Dallas.

Ports O’ Call was permanently docked on the 37th floor in what used to be the Southland Life tower of the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas. The hotel itself opened in 1958 and the Southland Life tower in 1960. At the time the tallest building in downtown Dallas.

Ports O' Call, Dallas, TX (restaurant) -- Tiki Central

Ports O' Call, Dallas, TX (restaurant) -- Tiki Central

Bordens Dairy Milk Truck, 1958.   While this photo is a bit before my time, I can still remember "George, the Milkman," who made deliveries to our house every Saturday morning until about 1970.

Bordens Dairy Milk Truck, 1958. While this photo is a bit before my time, I can still remember "George, the Milkman," who made deliveries to our house every Saturday morning until about 1970.

Coming into downtown Dallas off Stemmons in 1961

Coming into downtown Dallas off Stemmons in 1961

Neiman Marcus store under construction, Dallas, Texas, 1927.

Neiman Marcus store under construction, Dallas, Texas, 1927.

Burdick's State Fair of Texas photos from 60 years ago show towering mascot Big Tex (looking a bit like a Tim Burton villain), a performance by country artist Hank Thompson, a short monorail line, the Goodyear blimp and some sort of strip show.  Photo: Cecil E. Burdick Jr., Cecil Burdick Jr.  / Slides by Cecil E. Burdick Jr

Vintage Texas State Fair photos: See what Big Tex looked like the year Elvis visited

Burdick's State Fair of Texas photos from 60 years ago show towering mascot Big Tex (looking a bit like a Tim Burton villain), a performance by country artist Hank Thompson, a short monorail line, the Goodyear blimp and some sort of strip show. Photo: Cecil E. Burdick Jr., Cecil Burdick Jr. / Slides by Cecil E. Burdick Jr

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