Fair Park, Dallas, TX Photos

Fair Park started in 1886 as the fairgrounds for Dallas, TX. It was rebuilt as an Art Deco showcase in 1936 to host the Texas Centennial Exposition by architects George Dahl and Paul Cret. The main Art Deco buildings with murals by several prominent artists include the Tower Building (originally U.S. Government Pavilion), the Esplanade, the Hall of State (feature on its own page) and several other structures. Fair Park is also the site of the Cotton Bowl and a Midway. The site is on the National Register.

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Tower Building for Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Tower building with Art Deco murals tracing history of Texas by Julian Garnsey at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Art Deco eagle by Raoul Josset atop triangular Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.History Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Tower Building (179 ft) (originally U.S. Government Building) (1936) for Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park. Dallas, TX. Style: Art Deco. On National Register.Tower building with Art Deco murals (1936) tracing history of Texas by Julian Garnsey at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Art Deco eagle (1936) by Raoul Josset atop triangular Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.History Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
History Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Battle of San Jacinto section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Early settlers section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Battle of the Alamo section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
History Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Battle of San Jacinto section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Early settlers section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Battle of the Alamo section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Republic of Texas leaders section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Battle of San Jacinto section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Texas settlers seeking Liberty section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Education & industry section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Republic of Texas leaders section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Battle of San Jacinto section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Texas settlers seeking Liberty section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Education & industry section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
American military section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Industry section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Arts & public works section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Agriculture section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
American military section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Industry section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Arts & public works section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Agriculture section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Peoples section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.State of Texas Building now Hall of State run a museum by Dallas Historical Society at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Tenor Art Deco statue & Hall of State at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Replicas of Tenor & Contralto Art Deco statues by Lawrence Tenney Stevens on Texas Centennial Exposition Esplanade at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Peoples section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.State of Texas Building (1936) now Hall of State run a museum by Dallas Historical Society at Fair Park. Dallas, TX. Architect: Donald Barthelme. On National Register. Tenor Art Deco statue & Hall of State at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Replicas of Tenor & Contralto Art Deco statues (1936) by Lawrence Tenney Stevens on Texas Centennial Exposition Esplanade at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Replica of Contralto Art Deco statue by Lawrence Tenney Stevens on Texas Centennial Exposition Esplanade at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Replica of Contralto Art Deco statue by Lawrence Tenney Stevens on Texas Centennial Exposition Esplanade at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Esplanade Fountain between Centennial & Automobile Halls with Hall of State in distance all built for Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Pegasus fountain on Esplanade built for Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Replica of Contralto Art Deco statue (1936) by Lawrence Tenney Stevens on Texas Centennial Exposition Esplanade at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Replica of Contralto Art Deco statue (1936) by Lawrence Tenney Stevens on Texas Centennial Exposition Esplanade at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Esplanade Fountain between Centennial & Automobile Halls with Hall of State in distance all built for Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX. Style: Art Deco. Architect: George Dahl. On National Register.Pegasus fountain on Esplanade built for Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Art Deco tower fountain on Esplanade built for Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Centennial Hall built as Hall of Transportation for Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Porticos of Centennial Hall from Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Cougar & Bison mural, Tenor statue & Centennial Hall of Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Art Deco tower fountain on Esplanade built for Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Centennial Hall built as Hall of Transportation for Texas Centennial Exposition (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX. Style: Art Deco. Architect: George Dahl. On National Register.Porticos of Centennial Hall from Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Cougar & Bison mural, Tenor statue & Centennial Hall of Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Centennial Hall with Cougar & Bison mural at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Cougar & Bison mural by Pierre Bourdelle on Centennial Hall of Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Texas portico Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Texas six flags Art Deco statue by Lawrence Tenney Stevens at Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Centennial Hall with Cougar & Bison mural (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Cougar & Bison mural by Pierre Bourdelle on Centennial Hall of Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Texas portico Centennial Hall (originally Hall of Transportation) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Texas six flags Art Deco statue (1936) by Lawrence Tenney Stevens at Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Man & Angel mural by Pierre Bourdelle on Centennial Hall of Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Centennial Hall at Fair Park with Art Deco porticos of Transportation building added to 1905 structure behind. Dallas, TX.Confederacy portico Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Confederacy six flags Art Deco statue by Lawrence Tenney Stevens at Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Man & Angel mural by Pierre Bourdelle on Centennial Hall of Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Centennial Hall at Fair Park with Art Deco porticos (1936) of Transportation building added to 1905 structure behind. Dallas, TX.Confederacy portico Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Confederacy six flags Art Deco statue (1936) by Lawrence Tenney Stevens at Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Future Transportation Art Deco mural by Carlo Ciampaglia on Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Old Methods of Transportation Art Deco mural by Carlo Ciampaglia on Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Confederate medallions on Esplanade at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Man & Eagle mural by Pierre Bourdelle on Centennial Hall of Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Future Transportation Art Deco mural (1936) by Carlo Ciampaglia on Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Old Methods of Transportation Art Deco mural (1936) by Carlo Ciampaglia on Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Confederate medallions on Esplanade at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Man & Eagle mural by Pierre Bourdelle on Centennial Hall of Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Spain six flags Art Deco statue by Lawrence Tenney Stevens at Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Spain six flags Art Deco statue by Lawrence Tenney Stevens at Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Navigation Art Deco mural by Carlo Ciampaglia on Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Railroad Transportation Art Deco mural by Carlo Ciampaglia on Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Spain six flags Art Deco statue (1936) by Lawrence Tenney Stevens at Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Spain six flags Art Deco statue (1936) by Lawrence Tenney Stevens at Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Navigation Art Deco mural (1936) by Carlo Ciampaglia on Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Railroad Transportation Art Deco mural (1936) by Carlo Ciampaglia on Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Traction Art Deco mural by Carlo Ciampaglia on Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.France six flags Art Deco statue by Raoul Jossett at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Metalworking mural replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Mining mural replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Traction Art Deco mural (1936) by Carlo Ciampaglia on Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.France six flags Art Deco statue (1936) by Raoul Jossett at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Metalworking mural (c1948) replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Mining mural (c1948) replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Mexico six flags Art Deco statue by Raoul Jossett at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Electricity mural replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Science & medicine mural replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.United States six flags Art Deco statue by Raoul Jossett at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Mexico six flags Art Deco statue (1936) by Raoul Jossett at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Electricity mural (c1948) replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Science & medicine mural (c1948) replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.United States six flags Art Deco statue (1936) by Raoul Jossett at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Cinema & arts mural replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Foundry mural replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Continental DAR House, a Colonial Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Dallas's first municipal coliseum at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Cinema & arts mural (c1948) replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Foundry mural (c1948) replacing originals burned in fire of 1946 at Automobile Hall at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Continental DAR House, a Colonial Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Dallas's first municipal coliseum (1910) (then closed Women's Museum) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Model of Statue of Liberty at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Food & Fiber Pavilion, an Art Deco Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Crafts Village, an Art Deco Texas Centennial Exposition building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Texas Centennial Exposition plaque at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Model of Statue of Liberty at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Food & Fiber Pavilion, an Art Deco Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Crafts Village, an Art Deco Texas Centennial Exposition building (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Texas Centennial Exposition plaque (1936) at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Texas Woofus combined farm animals statue by Lawrence Tenney Stephenson a Texas Centennial Exposition sculpture at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Cotton Bowl stadium at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Midway at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Texas Star largest Ferris wheel in North America at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Texas Woofus combined farm animals statue (1936; recreated 1998) by Lawrence Tenney Stephenson a Texas Centennial Exposition sculpture at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Cotton Bowl (1932) stadium at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Midway at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Texas Star (1985) largest Ferris wheel in North America at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Swan boats in lagoon at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Lagoon at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Street decoration at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Magnolia Lounge at Fair Park introduced European Modernism to Texas. Dallas, TX.
Swan boats in lagoon at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Lagoon at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Street decoration at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Magnolia Lounge (1936) at Fair Park introduced European Modernism to Texas. Dallas, TX. Architect: William Lescaze.

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