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Belmont is a neighborhood in East Dallas, Texas founded by Dallas pioneer and civic leader, Colonel Henry Exall. On May 1, 1890 Mr. Exall submitted the Belmont Plat Map to the City of Dallas. Belmont consisted of a 160-acre parcel from the original Allen Beard survey and a 10-acre parcel from the original Robert Ray Survey. The Belmont neighborhood is located near Lower Greenville. The neighborhood's boundaries are Greenville Avenue to the West, Skillman Avenue to the East. The North border is the center of LLano Ave. The South border is the center of Prospect Ave in the 5700 and 5800 blocks. I then turns South down the center of Delmar Ave to the center or Oram Ave and continues East down the Center of Oram to Skillman.

Early History

Belmont, who purchased the land from Walter Caruth's large holdings, planned to transform the area in to a luxury residential development. In addition to extending an existing streetcar line, Belmont had the lots cleared and elevated for building and also constructed sidewalks and streets. Utilities were also run to the new lots. However, when the lots of the Belmont Addition were ready to be placed on the open market, the crash of 1893 gripped the nation; Belmont was unable to sell the development. The development site was vacant for more than a decade. Hann and Kendall Real Estate Company sold the lots to builders and developers but kept the Belmont Addition name.

Architecture

The neighborhood mainly consists of a collection of houses constructed in the 1910s and 1920s, and architecture consists of Craftsman bungalows, Prairie four squares, and various 1910-1920s period revival homes.

Belmont Addition Conservation District

In 2004, the Belmont Addition Conservation District was formed, through the passage of a Dallas City Ordinance, with the intent of preserving the unique character of the neighborhood.

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