Parkland Hospital was founded in 1894. By 1913, the original wooden structure had been deemed inadequate for the medical needs of the community, and a gleaming new building was opened, immediately becoming the most modern medicinal facility in the region.
Old Parkland remained a vital cog in the community through two World Wars, serving as a teaching hospital and innovator in medical technology while tending to the numerous war veterans who returned home to Dallas. The hospital moved to a new location in the 1950s, but the building remained in use for a variety of city and county services. Ultimately, it was abandoned and sat vacant for years.
Crow Holdings purchased the property in 2006 and set out to preserve the historical landmark for the community. When the restoration was completed in 2008, the building was not only restored to its historic character, but brought to a stunning new life. The Hospital’s rich history of innovation and education and its central place in the community, will be carried forward by Old Parkland. Boasting a membership of the finest business and civic minds in the city, Old Parkland has reclaimed its place as a vital part of the future of Dallas, just as it was to the past.
Old Parkland Time Capsule
Old Parkland Nurses
Originally a teaching hospital, Old Parkland always had a unique connection with those who worked inside. The passion, dedication, and determination of these people still echo in the walls of the buildings, inspiring those who now walk their halls and landscaped gardens.
Original Hospital Opens in Dallas
Pavilion style frame hospital buildings opened on former city park site at Maple Avenue and Oak Lawn Avenue.
Meningitis Created a Need
Meningitis epidemic lead to decision to raze original buildings and to construct a new hospital with up-to-date services and equipment.
Parkland Hospital Opened
The gleaming new building immediately became the most modern medical facility in the region.
Two northern wings and a matching southern wing were completed.
Nurses Quarters Constructed
The dormitory promoted strong bonds between the nurses, who even produced annual yearbooks to chronicle times.
Expansion and New Wing Added
Bond issue passed and federal Public Works Administration funds enlarge existing wings and to build new four-story wing. Power plant built.
New Parkland Hospital Added
Old Parkland converted to care for tuberculosis victims, psychiatric and chronic care cases, formerly treated at Woodlawn Hospital.
Designated Dallas Historic Landmark
Original Old Parkland Building is designated as Dallas Historic Landmark.
Plan For Redevelopment
Dallas County Hospital District repurchased the then empty facility with plans for redevelopment.
Old Parkland for Sale
After a period of disuse, Dallas County let a contract for the sale of Parkland Hospital for redevelopment.
Crow Holdings Renovated Old Parkland
Crow Holdings announced it would renovate Old Parkland as its corporate headquarters.
Crow Holdings Moved to Old Parkland
Crow Holdings occupied hospital building.
Seamless Transition from Old to New
Nurses Quarters and Woodlawn Hall completed and opened.
A New Addition
Construction of Reagan Place completed.
Building on the Past
Construction of the West Campus expansion begins.
Honoring American Ideals
Installation of The American Experiment begins.
West Campus Expansion Complete
Tenants begin occupying Parkland Hall, Oak Lawn Hall and Commonwealth Hall.