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Deep Ellum (Deep Elm), Dallas
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Deep Ellum is a neighborhood composed largely of arts and entertainment venues near downtown in East Dallas, Texas.The neighborhood lies directly east of the elevated I-45/US 75 freeway and extends to Exposition Avenue, connected to downtown by, from north to south, Pacific, Elm, Main, Commerce, and Canton streets. The neighborhood is north of Exposition Park and south of Bryan Place.HistoryEarly DaysDeep Ellum developed in the late 19th century as a residential and commercial neighborhood on the east side of downtown Dallas. The area was originally called Deep Elm, but the pronunciation "Deep Ellum" by early residents led to its current and historically accepted name. Because of its proximity to the Houston and Texas Central railroad, the area was also referred to as Central Track.As one of Dallas' first commercial districts for African-Americans and European immigrants, Deep Ellum is one of the most historically significant neighborhoods in the city. The district boasts the city's largest collection of commercial storefronts from the early 20th century and includes many individual structures significant in their own right.Industrial Developmentbuilt his first cotton gin factory, the Continental Gin Company, in a series of brick warehouses along Elm Street and Trunk Avenue in Deep Ellum in 1888. As the business grew to become the largest manufacturer of cotton-processing equipment in the United States, Munger expanded the factory by adding additional structures along Trunk and Elm in 1912 and 1914, respectively. A Dallas Landmark District, the industrial complex was converted to loft apartments in 1997.
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  • Fun artwork around and nice restaurants along the strip. Not a whole lot to see but there are plenty of places to eat/drink. 
  • If you want to get a feel for the Dallas arts area, this is one place to visit. The area is in the process of being renovated. The streets are clean and it is very safe. There are a lot of fun shops a...  more »
  • This area is so eclectic! Love all the restaurants and bars that are in walking distance from each other! Defiantly a must see while in Dallas!