New York Times senior editor Steve Kenny remembers when the library was Royal Lane’s sole building, many streets were unpaved and Preston Hollow wasn’t considered one of Dallas’ most desirable neighborhoods.

When Kenny returns to his hometown, his old stomping grounds aren’t even recognizable. The four-bedroom house where he was raised was demolished, and the Dallas North Tollway replaced freight railway tracks.

“The land is still there. The street names are the same, but you go down the blocks, and none of the houses are there,” he said. “It’s sort of like the invading army came through in one fell swoop, erased every home and built new houses.”

We interviewed Kenny about growing up in Preston Hollow in February. Read what he had to say here.


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