Home to one of the oldest inhabited sites in Dallas, Dolphin Heights has transformed over the past 170 years from a pioneer homestead to a resilient, if isolated, source of housing punctuated by a diverse set of land uses. Even as industry and trains roared through Dolphin Heights, dense housing populated the neighborhood, creating one of several segregated African American enclaves in mid-century East Dallas. Surviving several decades of increasing vacancy and crime, Dolphin Heights has defined itself by its efforts to pull together, address common challenges, and plan for the neighborhood’s future.
Neighborhood Stories: Dolphin Heights was filmed in Spring 2013 and first screened in the community on March 16, 2013. For photos of the event, visit: bcworkshop.org/bcW/dallas-neighborhood-stories-dolphin-heights/
To view a copy of the Tenth Street e-book, visit: issuu.com/bcworkshop/docs/dolphinheights
The Neighborhood Stories program seeks to strengthen awareness of different neighborhoods in Dallas, celebrating the diverse places that give it character. For more information, please visit: bcworkshop.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org