Historic Downtown Plano

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Overview
Historic Downtown Plano focuses on the city's main mercantile area of Mechanic (Fifteenth Street) and Main (K Avenue) and the surrounding heritage districts of Haggard Park, Old Towne, and the Douglass Community. Incorporated in 1873, downtown Plano has endured at least five major fires, the Great Depression, closure of the interurban railway, and retail and corporate development to the west of the area. In recent years, downtown Plano has benefited from ongoing redevelopment and revitalization as an urban transit village with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail train service to the area—taking us back to those days of old.
Details
ISBN: 9780738579023
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 207
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Janice Craze Cline is a longtime resident of Plano who has patronized historic downtown since buying her wedding ring at the old Weatherford Jewelers 37 years ago. With a passion for historical research and preservation sparked by her four-year term on the Plano Heritage Commission, Cline considers this project a labor of love with the goal of further educating children, residents, and visitors about Plano's heritage. Over 200 images from various collections illustrate this vibrant downtown history.