The West End Historic District
The West End Historic District is part and parcel of the original city of Dallas. Downtown Dallas eventually moved east, giving the West End its name. The West End then became an industrial factory and warehouse district, only to be reborn later into a 20-block area of more than 100 specialty shops, restaurants and nightclubs in restored, century-old buildings.
Just southwest of downtown, the West End is bound by Market Street, Pacific Avenue and Woodall Rogers Freeway, and a short walk from Dealey Plaza and the Old Red Courthouse. Urged on by the growing demand for urban living, developers have converted red brick warehouses into beautiful lofts and condominiums. Examples of building projects that have recently been repurposed are the historic six-story Purse Building, the Interurban Building and the upscale urban Market Grocery and eatery.