Field, Hayley (2022-12). Reflection of Peace. Master's Thesis. | Thesis individual record

The West End Historic District is located on the far west side of Dallas' Central Business District. Composed of turn-of-the-century industrial warehouse buildings, the West End is the only remaining part of downtown Dallas undisturbed by skyscrapers. Unfortunately, the historic district is also known for its part in one of the most infamous days in United States history: November 22, 1963 - the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Because of this, the West End has an air of sadness and negativity. This begs the question, "What can be done to bring a positive light to such a historically negative district?" The Dallas Center for Peace is a direct response to the posed question. History can never be rewritten or altered; however, the positive can always be found even when reflecting on the darkest of days.

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