No, this is not a dystopian cityscape. There are no teen survivors of the nuclear holocaust scavenging for radioactive squirrel-dogs living in the burned-out husk of this building.

This is, however, all that’s left of the historic Dallas ISD headquarters at Ross and Washington in East Dallas. When a demolition permit was issued for the building after Dallas ISD moved to 9400 North Central Expressway, pubic outcry wanted to save the 1950s art deco design.

The $9 million plot of land is slated to become 365 luxury apartment units that will maintain the art deco hull as a leasing office and amenity area for the complex. The complex also will have a central courtyard. Units will range between 500 and 1,150 square feet.

The apartments should be finished by January of 2020. If living in an educational building is what you are looking for, check out The Principal, another apartment complex transformed from Davy Crockett school in Old East Dallas. See below for some graffitied remnants of Dallas ISD headquarters.

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