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 Collection: O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection
Model T Ford

Model T Ford

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: Model T Ford Pickup. In the vehicle are W. D. Lucas's sons Howard and Ray, c. 1915
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Children in a Toy Car

Children in a Toy Car

Date: 1913~
Creator: unknown
Description: Howard and Lorene Lucas play in their early toy automobile, c. 1913. The children's father, Doug Lucas, ran a general merchandise store in Irving from 1906-1931.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Brick School Building Being Torn Down

Brick School Building Being Torn Down

Date: 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: The Irving Independent School District was established in 1909. The district built a three-story brick school building in 1913. The building, which came to be known as "Old Red," housed the entire student body for a number of years. It later became the elementary school and then the administration building. It was torn down in 1959.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Irving Student Body at the Water Tower

Irving Student Body at the Water Tower

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: The student body of the Irving Independent School District gathers at the water tower, which was in the middle of the intersection of Main and First streets (Irving Blvd.), to celebrate growing to a district of 500 students, c. 1915.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Doug Lucas Family in Surrey

Doug Lucas Family in Surrey

Date: 1910~
Creator: unknown
Description: The Doug Lucas family in a surrey. Doug Lucas holds his daughter Lorene while his wife holds their son Howard.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Doug Lucas Store

Doug Lucas Store

Date: 1920~
Creator: unknown
Description: W. D. Lucas operated a general store on Irving's Main Street from 1906 until 1931. After changing locations twice, he settled in this two-story brick building in about 1920.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Pierce's Jitney Service

Pierce's Jitney Service

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: Prior to Irving receiving bus service in 1930, several Irvingites operated jitney services to transport locals from Irving to downtown Dallas. Mrs. B. L. Pierce operated one of the first of these services. In this photo, she posed around the jitney with her customers, c. 1915.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Mrs. Pierce's Jitney Service

Mrs. Pierce's Jitney Service

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: Before Irving received bus service, one of the ways to travel to downtown Dallas was on one of the local jitney services. Mrs. B. L. Pierce operated a jitney service from Irving to Dallas and back. Here she poses with some of her customers, c. 1915.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Dr. and Mrs. John Roberts

Dr. and Mrs. John Roberts

Date: 1910~
Creator: unknown
Description: Dr. John Roberts and his wife Etta Williams Roberts in their horse-drawn buggy. Dr. Roberts was one of Irving's first physicians. He died at the age of 35 in 1918. The couple had three sons, one of whom became a physician and was instrumental in the development of Irving's first hospital during the 1950s and 1960s.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Irving High School Football Team, 1924

Irving High School Football Team, 1924

Date: 1924
Creator: unknown
Description: Irving High School football team, district champs, 1924. Back row: Vernon Thompkens, Lynn Harkey, Coach Fred Nance, Noel Toney, and Edwin Metker. Front row: Marshall “Bobby” Anderson, Harland Cunningham, Julius Toney, Eugene Grider, Ralph Plumber, J. L. Crosby, John Britain, and W. S. Fields, with water boy John Steele
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives