Updated: Aug 29
The location of this photograph, taken from the files of the Dallas Morning News, is easy to guess: downtown Dallas. It's a bad scan, though.
This is the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway (the MKT) freight depot in downtown Dallas, a massive structure that once occupied three narrow blocks in the city's West End District.
Sanborn Maps make it easy to discover where this depot once was, because it is no more. It was illegally demolished on a Sunday morning in 2006 by a real estate developer. The city and the Texas Historical Commission sued the land developer, and the court sided with the plaintiffs, but very little restitution had to be paid because preservation laws in Texas are dismal.
Today, the former freight depot is the site for the Dallas Holocaust Museum and an upscale apartment building.