Jefferson Boulevard is the best street in Dallas according to Advocate Magazine. The boulevard’s blend of American and Mexican culture all along it is awesome and worth experiencing. Because of this, I love going there to eat, walk, and visit the interesting stores there. Sadly though, Dallas is going through so much destructive gentrification right now. On the positive side, real estate developers have largely left this area of Oak Cliff untouched and I hope it remains that way.
Furthermore, another interesting aspect of Jefferson Boulevard is that’s where the Texas Theater is located. The theater has been in continuous operation since 1931. Undoubtedly, JFK history buffs would know that’s the theater where Lee Harvey Oswald hid when the police caught him after supposedly assassinating JFK.
Yesterday, on a cold foggy winter day, I went there with a couple of my brothers and we walked all up and down the boulevard doing some street photography. The liveliness of the street pleasantly surprised me despite the weather and COVID-19. The stores and restaurants were open and there were people walking around everywhere.
Many of the parking meters along the boulevard are painted and decorated in really creative ways.
Interestingly, all along the street, there are old phone booths decorated, painted, and turned into street art pieces.
On this occasion, walking with me were two of my brothers, Michael and Samul, and their friend Kostas. I captured some photos of them here: