Deep 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. [SOURCE]
We visited Deep Ellum a couple of times on our last trip to Dallas first to stop in on the new Noble Coyote Coffee shop and next to for the Lumineers concert. We weren’t out and about much but this is definitely a place I would like to come back to. Next visit I am going to get some good pictures of the Traveling Man sculpture. In a creative district with artwork in almost every direction this is one of the largest and most impressive pieces.
I love how space is used for art in the area – here are a couple murals on the bridge underpass.