In 1967, the city began to demolish the Taylor Street Bridge to make way for the North Central Freeway. It was part of a Congressional plan for new highways through the city. Protests erupted and would challenge powerful forces for control of the city’s future.
Events during the tenure of Jehiel Brooks as Indian Agent on Red River, 1830-1834. He dealt with illicit trading, interlopers, and alcoholism, while trying to convince the Caddo to sell their land to the U.S.
Turning an industrial site into a public park in the early 1900s.
With a new reservoir in place, it was time to build a filtration plant to clean the water. It would be the largest ever constructed.
The story of Bill Jones, “The Avenger,” who took a shot at the man who killed President Garfield.
It was once called “Metropolis View,” but was renamed Edgewood by the Chief Justice of the United States and his beautiful daughter. A story of wealth and scandal.
Two extraordinary women of color lived at 1256 Kearny Street during the 1920s and 30s. This is their story.
Arthur Kinnan was an early Brookland resident and a major player in the neighborhood. His daughter Marjorie was raised here, and would grow to become an acclaimed writer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.