Dallas West End

West-EndIn the early 1800s, the Dallas West End was home to the Caddo Indians. In the mid-1800’s John Neely Bryan bought the land and opened a trading post. One of the first trading posts in Dallas, a replica of the cabin stands at the corner of Market and Elm, surrounded by vast skyscrapers. Once the railroad came through in 1872, the area grew steadily. Manufacturing companies, which became the defining landscape of downtown Dallas, sprung up. Old Red, the first county courthouse, was built in 1892. It is now used for elegant receptions and chic parties. Now, home of the West End, this vibrant district offers everything from authentic BBQ to rooftop bars to steak houses. Shopping and live music venues abound.