Posts in Category: urban landscape

Knox Street Theater

The former Knox Street Theater, now a Pottery Barn.

Dr. Pepper Building

The Dr. Pepper Building on Mockingbird Lane, shortly before it’s demolition.

© Peter A. Calvin, All Rights Reserved


An image from my personal work in AIA Dallas’ Columns Magazine The article is available online here

New Orleans and the Mississippi River at Dusk and Dawn

Downtown New Orleans and the Mississippi River at dusk, shot while on location for Omniplan Architects.

© Peter A. Calvin, All Rights Reserved


Twentysix Repurposed Gasoline Stations

Twentysix Repurposed Gasoline Stations by photographs by Peter A. Calvin
with apologies to Ed Ruscha and Jeff BrouwsNot long ago, gasoline stations were service stations. They were places that not only sold gasoline, but that also repaired your car, sold tires and batteries, and even supplied maps for your trips at no charge. The station owner’s name was over the office door, and though the big sign on the corner said Gulf or Sunoco, it was his business.Today, with few exceptions, we pump our own gas. If we interact with someone at the gas station, it is to buy drinks, snacks, cigarettes or lottery tickets. Many of those former service stations provide the same services as before, they just don’t sell gas.

Peter A. Calvin

Fireplace Lounge

The Fireplace Lounge on Samuel Blvd., in East Dallas.  A classic roadhouse, but in the city across the street from a golf course.

Economic Abandonment


A former AMC Theater recently closed in Dallas near I35 and Walnut Hill Lane.

Denton Drive, Dallas, Texas


Denton Drive, between Royal and Walnut Hill Lanes


Locker rooms, Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas, Texas

Casa Linda Theater, Dallas, Texas

Casa Linda Theater, Dallas, Texas

The Casa Linda Theater, Dallas, Texas. Once part of the McClendon chain of indoor and drive-in movie theaters, it has been closed since 1999 and it is unlikely that it will ever show movies again.

Update 12/24/10:  The theater is now scheduled to become a grocery store.  Colorado based Natural Grocers has leased the space and is expected to open in April of 2011.