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The Dallas Downtown Historic District
is a 55.5 acres (224,600.7 m²) area in downtown Dallas
Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas and the ninth-largest in the United States. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the largest metropolitan area in the South and fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States...
Texas is the second largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state by area in the contiguous United States.The name, based on the Caddo word "Tejas" meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in...
, United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...
that was designated a historic district
In the United States, a historic district is a group of buildings, properties, or sites that have been designated by one of several entities on different levels as historically or architecturally significant. Buildings, structures, objects and sites within a historic district are normally divided...
in 2006 to preserve the diverse architectural history of the area. It was expanded by over 35 acres (141,640.1 m²) in 2009.