Main Street District, Dallas facts for kids
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Main Street District
A long exposure of Main Street, from east of Akard
Location in Dallas
|Elevation||430 ft (130 m)|
|Area code(s)||214, 469, 972|
The Main Street District of downtown Dallas, Texas (United States) runs along Main Street and is bounded by Lamar Street, Elm Street, the US 75/I-45 (I-345) elevated highway and Commerce Street. The district is the spine of downtown Dallas, and connects many of the adjoining business and entertainment districts.
Main Street has historically been the center of the city of Dallas. Many of Dallas' major retailers, hotels and banks once located here, and the district includes the city's early skyscrapers. Subsequent development of downtown moved north and east to the City Center District in following years, leaving many of the historic buildings inefficient for modern offices.
The Main Street District was the first district of downtown Dallas to experience extensive urban revival. Many of the grand historic buildings that had been neglected have been restored and adapted for new use. Pegasus Plaza, an urban plaza bounded by the Magnolia Hotel, Iron Cactus Restaurant, Adolphus Tower and the Kirby Building, is a gathering place for visitors and residents at the heart of the district. The narrow tree-lined street is a major pedestrian route through downtown. The district contains many sidewalk restaurants, basement night clubs and retail stores (most notably Neiman Marcus). While several of the buildings have found new life, there are many still awaiting restoration. Main Street Garden Park is a new focal park of the district's east end.
Commerce and Elm Streets, major east-west thoroughfares, form the boundaries of the district and also contain many additional landmark structures.
Current and future projects
- UNT School of Law
- Belo Garden Park
- 1401 Elm 
Landmark Structures of the Main Street District
|801||El Centro College||Website|
|901||Bank of America Plaza||Info|
|1200||The Metropolitan||Info, Website|
|1201||One Main Place||Info|
|1309||Davis Building||Info, Website|
|1412||Center City Plaza||Info|
|1415 Elm||Chase Bank Building|||
|1415 Main||Gulf States Building||Website|
|1509 Main||Kirby Building||Info|
|1530 Main||Dallas National Bank Building||Info|
|1607 Main||Praetorian Building||Info|
|1623 Main||Wilson Building||Info|
|1700 Main||Mercantile National Bank Building||Info|
|1717 Main||Comerica Bank Tower||Info|
|1900 Elm||Titche-Goettinger Building||Info|
|1933 Main||Dallas Hotel Indigo||Info|
|106 S Harwood||Dallas Municipal Building|
|1810 Commerce||Mercantile Continental Building|
|1618 Main||Neiman Marcus Building|
The district is zoned to schools in the Dallas Independent School District.
Residents of the district west of Central are zoned to City Park Elementary School, Billy Earl Dade Middle School, and Madison High School. Residents east of Central are zoned to Ignacio Zaragoza Elementary School, Alex W. Spence Middle School, and North Dallas High School.
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