Dallas's Little Mexico (Images of America Series)

Dallas's Little Mexico (Images of America Series)

  • Publish Date: 2011-04-04
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Sol Villasana
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Little Mexico was Dallass earliest Mexican barrio. Mexicanos had lived in Dallas since the mid-19th century. The social displacement created by the Mexican Revolution of 1910, however, caused the emergence of a distinct and vibrant neighborhood on the edge of the citys downtown. This neighborhood consisted of modest homes, small businesses, churches, and schools, and further immigration from Mexico in the 1920s caused its population to boom. By the 1930s, Little Mexicos population had grown to over 15,000 people. The expanding citys construction projects, urban renewal plans, and land speculation by developers gradually began to dismantle Little Mexico. By the end of the 20th century, Little Mexico had all but disappeared, giving way to upscale high-rise residences and hotels, office towers of steel and glass, and the citys newest entertainment district. This book looks at Little Mexicos growth, zenith, demise, and its remarkable renaissance as a neighborhood.

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