deep ellum

A Pittman Pilgrimage: Touring Texas’ First Practicing Black Architect’s Work

January 19, 2024 | By Alex Temblador

As I walked toward the Joshua Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Waxahachie, I noticed a blackbird on the roof fluffing its feathers.

Dallas Celebrates 150 Years of Deep Ellum

September 19, 2023 | By Mary Beth Gahan

A little more than a mile from where Dallas founder John Neely Bryan’s reconstructed cabin marks the first settlement of the city, Elm Street crosses under the Central Expressway and ushers in a different vibe.

Warstic Baseball Bats Are in a League of Their Own

March 30, 2023 | By Matt Adams

The poet Lord Tennyson said spring is the time when “a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” In a way, he was right.

The Legacy of Blind Lemon Jefferson in Deep Ellum

November 24, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

Eat to the Beat

December 16, 2016 | By Michael Corcoran

Music has drawn people to the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas since the 1920s, when Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and other country-blues guitar greats played for tips on street corners, and ebony divas Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, and Lillian Glinn sang in the clubs and theaters.

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