While I’ve lived in Dallas for almost a decade, I’ve only been to Denton on a handful of occasions. Denton is a medium-sized city an hour north of Dallas and Fort Worth. It’s a big college town, home to both North Texas University and Texas Women’s University. Unlike Dallas, Denton hasn’t completely razed all its cool old buildings. Walking through Denton Square on a sunny April afternoon, I felt like Marty McFly walking around in 1955.
Old Bank Buildings
I love this old bank building, done in a Beaux Arts architectural style
The old bank building also has this awesome clock on the corner.
Right across the street from the old bank building is a Mid-Century Modern bank tower. It’s ugly but I still kind of like it.
Denton County Courthouse. I love the way the setting sun reflects off of the limestone.
The back of the Denton County Courthouse.
I love that someone stuck googly eyes on the side of the courthouse.
A memorial to all the major US wars (up to the turn of the 21st century.)
Confederate Memorial. It’s controversial to say the least. Especially in a liberal college town in deep red Texas.
The square itself is a bit of a time capsule, complete with New Deal era sidewalks.
I’m not sure if these are bike racks or just little sculptures, but I like them.
On the back of one of the buildings is this big Texas Flag, with a star in the window.
Denton has a lot of mid-20th century architecture, not all of which is attractive.
The old Opera House, painted pink and purple for some reason. Inside is an amazing bookstore.
I love the marquee on this music store. Also, the coffee shop on the right is awesome.
Campus Theatre. I like the curve on the top of the sign.
Neon sign for a 24-hour diner on the square.
This old Denton Square theatre is currently vacant.
This old shoe sign looks like it’s kicking the building next to it.