The Wynnewood North neighborhood in Dallas is situated on a scenic, hilly location in the 75208 zip code. The neighborhood is located within the Oak Cliff section of the city, and its boundaries consist of Zang Boulevard to the east, South Vernon Avenue (which becomes South Tyler Avenue) to the west, Bizerte Street to the south, and North Manus to the north.
The community, which consists of 350 homes, is located just north of the Wynnewood Village Shopping Center. Both the shopping center and the surrounding neighborhood were developed by Angus Gilchrist Wynne, Jr., a Dallas oilman who whose uncle had handed down the American Home Realty Company to the younger Wynne. Angus Wynne would later go on to create the Six Flags Over Texas theme park.
Wynne wanted to turn the community into a self-contained area that included affordable homes, a shopping area, and convenient access to downtown Dallas. The neighborhood continues to have a reputation for being very friendly, and many of the residents either grew up in the area or still have family living there.
Although Wynne’s involvement in the neighborhood didn’t begin until after World War II, many homes in the area that were built long before that. These single family residences are a mix of one and two story structures, and they range in size from 1,325 to 2,742 square feet. This community is an architectural gem with it’s mix of traditional, 1950s ranch homes, Craftsman style homes, and Prairie style architecture.
Wynnewood North is just a short distance from the West End Historic District. The Old Red Museum was built in 1892, and originally served as the Dallas County Courthouse. The building is now a museum that doubles as an event facility. Other buildings have been converted into upscale shops and restaurants.