When Was the Dallas Market Center Built?


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The Dallas Market Center, located at 2000 Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, Texas, was built in 1957. The 200,000-square-foot facility combined the Dallas Decorative Center and The Home Furnishings Mart and attracted 1,850 stores to its inaugural Homefurnishings Market held in July of the same year.

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Originally organized as a Retail Furnishings Association of Texas by the Southwest Furniture Manufacturers Association in 1923, the market rotated between locations in Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth and San Antonio. Due to a burgeoning demand by Dallas-area decorators and salespeople, a 40,000-square-foot Dallas Decorative Center was built. From these humble beginnings, it expanded into the Dallas Market Center and continued to expand well into the 1980s.

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