Sounds like eons ago to describe Christmas in Oak Cliff during the 1950s. Like any kid that time of year was a lot of fun. Jefferson Blvd was definitely the place to shop and see Santa. Wynnewood was growing, but made up of a grocery store, a dime store, and a few specialty stores in the very early stages. If there were malls in Dallas, none were over here; and I’m not so sure there were any to be found in Dallas. Northpark was the first mall in Dallas.
Still a small town atmosphere, our Jefferson Blvd. was much different — a real strip consisting of 20 blocks of retail, specialty stores, grocery stores, theaters, new car lots, banks, and places to eat. Even the library and post office were once on Jefferson. The people of Oak Cliff helped to build it when they patronized it.