Editor’s note: Take a look back into the archives of The Dallas Morning News.
Most people think of Uptown today as one of the city’s most fashionable (and expensive) neighborhoods. But in 1983, the area was the “hole in the doughnut,” a quiet part of town encircled by downtown and the booming Oak Lawn district. Lured by cheap land, developers began snapping up lots and building the structures that would come to define Uptown. A Friday night visit to Uptown today makes Dallas architect Phillip Shepherd’s words ring true: If Uptown was the hole in the doughnut, now it’s “something else entirely.”