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Each building in the E.Q. neighborhood maintains its own unique identity – carefully re-imagined from its original materials – honoring the heritage of the neighborhood and creating natural landmarks.
2200 Main was constructed in 1930 as the Cadillac manufacturing facility that serviced Munger Cadillac, the top-grossing Cadillac dealership and showroom in the nation. Restored to its original brick façade, 2200 Main integrates modern, Class-A amenities with the original luster and timeless interior hardwood and steel finishes of its 1930s heritage.
Situated in the heart of East Quarter, the Magnolia Petroleum Building is home to Nick Badovinus’ new flagship restaurant and rooftop bar – National Anthem. The historic building will also house Badovinus’ first coffee shop and bakery – PMA All Day. Badovinus is well known for his restaurants, including Neighborhood Services, Town Hearth, Off-Site Kitchen, Montlake Cut and Perfect Union Pizza Co. The building was originally constructed in the 1920s by the Magnolia Petroleum Company as a service station for the neighboring automobile dealerships and showrooms. From 1964 to 1980, The Magnolia Petroleum building was home to KLIF Radio, which was one of the all-time market leaders in the Dallas radio scene.
Once home to the Meletio Electrical Supply Company, as well as a former automobile showroom, Meletio mixes old and new seamlessly and is now being offered as some of the most unique office space in Dallas. The cohesiveness between old and new is highlighted through strategic touches, like the car lift within the building that has since been repurposed into a modern, glass conference room. The “Meletio Electric” neon sign, which was once well known in the Dallas skyline, is being carefully restored and replaced to its original position on the roof of the building.
Built in circa 1900, Juanita boasts its unique place in the timeline of Dallas history. In 1905, The State Dental College, which was the forerunner of Baylor College of Dentistry and now operates under the name Texas A&M College of Dentistry, was founded in Juanita. In the 1920s it was home to the historical Munger Cadillac Showroom, the national leader in Cadillac sales for more than a decade. Emblematic of the era, the original Cadillac logo is carved into the stone of the lobby, which greets tenants and guests as they arrive to the building.
The Pershing block was built in recognition of General John J. Pershing, as a tribute to his accomplishments during World War I. This area was historically known as Pershing Square. General Pershing is the second highest ranked military officer in United States history, he was appointed General of the Armies, which indicates command over all branches of US armed services. The only other person to hold this rank is Lieutenant General George Washington who received it nearly 200 years after his service in 1976. General of the Armies rank is equivalent to a six-star General status, though no insignia has ever been created. To honor Pershing’s standing in the military, the logo for the block depicts six stars.
Block House was built in 1941 as a Masonic Temple, its Art Moderne architectural style gives it a street presence unparalleled in Dallas. With ceiling heights as tall as 33 feet and large open rooms with minimal columns, Block House is a blank canvas for a tenant to create their own unique corporate identity.
Constructed in 1940, Waters inherits its name from the word “Waters” etched in stone across the top of the building façade. This property housed one of Dallas’ most famous speakeasies in the 1920s, and is now being revitalized to its original charm while bringing it to present day standards.
Constructed in 1915 for the United States Tire Company as a complement to the automobile industry present in the area, the building once also housed a popular Oldsmobile dealership. Woodruff has since been redeveloped as a Class A office building. The rear fourth of the building has been excavated, creating an immersive greenspace for the tenants, which in turn floods the interior office space with natural light and creates a remarkable exterior courtyard shaded with Japanese maple trees, exposed brick, and steel beams.