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East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

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Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Postby meowdeeb » 13 Dec 2017 10:40

willyk wrote:The Real History of Ross Ave.

Leviticus and Menthol Ross were direct descendants of our nation’s beloved flag-maker, Betsy Ross. Their grandson, Steve Ross, parlayed a New Jersey funeral home into the world’s biggest media and entertainment conglomerate -- Time Warner.

In 1903 the Ross brothers came to Dallas from France, where the family had been living as expatriates. They were trained as pharmacists. It was here, in a shabby shed at the back of the large Ross Family Estate on Poultry Row that the Ross brothers invented their famous cough drops.


Actually that article seems way to off to be true. Especially when a little research shows a different Ross Brothers. http://www.dallasblog.com/2008081510033 ... thers.html

I was interested in this article due to the Betsy Griscom Ross connection as I am 1st cousin 8x removed related. I would have loved a connection to Dallas, but how could they be a direct descendant of Betsy Ross when 1) She and John Ross did not have any children together (she remarried 2x after and had 5 kids with Claypool & Ashburn) and not from France in the 1900s. She was kind of here in the states for the revolution and all. LOL I can not find any other references to a Leviticus and Menthol Ross anywhere.

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Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Postby NdoorTX » 13 Dec 2017 22:22

Part of Dallas ISD's old Ross Avenue
headquarters would be reused in development plan

Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor
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Developers who are buying the Dallas Independent School District's longtime headquarters on Ross Avenue hope to save part of the old office complex.

Leon Capital Group is paying more that $9 million for the 4-acre property just east of downtown. The Dallas-based real estate firm won a bid for the DISD digs earlier this year.

Now Leon Capital has filed plans with the city for the apartment community it plans to construct on the block at Ross and Washington Avenue.

The plans show a 380-unit rental complex in five-story buildings. A six-level parking garage would be built at the south end of the block. There would be a courtyard in the center of the apartment complex.

The development plan by Architecture Demarest also includes the existing central building of the DISD headquarters that faces Ross. The two-story mid-century modern building is the most recognizable among the hodge-podge of structures built on the site in the last 60-plus years.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... pment-plan


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