The Dallas Journal, Volume 53, 2007 Page: 13
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El Tivoli Place History
El Tivoli Night Club - 2715 West Davis Street - Dallas,
Texas. Photo courtesy of Mr. Gene Morris, Canton, Texas.
The entrance to the night club and the golf course were modeled after The Alamo, as can be seen by
these pictures. Currently, the El Tivoli Place Neighborhood Association is working on a design for the
entrance to the neighborhood. This original design would have made an historical one, but their design is
already in progress. The original entrance was on West Davis Street at what is now Reverchon Drive,
but has unfortunately been destroyed.
I was told by two families that moved into two of the houses in 1949 that Reverchon Drive was the
only street coming into the addition off West Davis Street, as it is today. I received these two
pictures from Gene Morris, who now lives in Canton, Texas, but his grandfather and father lived on
and worked for the El Tivoli Golf Club when Gene was a young lad. I met Gene through the Dallas
Historical Society message board when he mentioned in a message that he had a picture of the club.
I emailed him, told him I was writing this history, and asked if I might be able to obtain copies of the
photos he had. The next morning those pictures were in my email message box. I keep Gene advised
of the progress I am making on this project, and
I have his permission to use his name and
copies of the photographs in this endeavor. On
the Dallas Historical Society message board I
found that the Night Club was located at what is
now 2718 San Jose and that some of the old A few of the Cedar Trees that are located at
2718 San Jose Dnve, Dallas, Dallas, Texas
cedar trees were still there. Well, I had to see
for myself and sure enough, there are several P
of the trees therefor anyone to drive by and Picture taken 25 March 2005
look at. I also took a couple of pictures of them.
They are rather shaggy looking trees but they
are part of our history. I wonder how long they
will survive. E. D.
The aerial views and the plat were obtained from the City of Dallas offices on Jefferson Boulevard. The
following aerial view was made in 1930. The fairways for the golf course are visible.
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