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 Collection: O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection
Albert Farine Home

Albert Farine Home

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Albert Farine home, constructed in 1906 and burned in the 1960s. The Farine family came to Texas in 1855 as part of the La Reunion colony and settled in the area that is now Irving in 1859.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Automobiles, c. 1930

Automobiles, c. 1930

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Automobiles parked by store fronts along Irving's Main Street, c. 1930.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Bill Gilbert at Irving State Bank

Bill Gilbert at Irving State Bank

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two men shaking hands. Bill Gilbert (left) greeting customer Albert Farine in Irving State Bank's new building, 1947. The Merchants and Planters Bank was organized in 1907. Chaney and Fletcher Miller took over operation of the bank and in 1908 and had it chartered as the Irving State Bank. It later became Irving Bank and Trust Company and remained in business along Main Street until 1975.
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
C. P. Schulze, Sr., Otis Brown, and Fred Joffre in Schulze's Car

C. P. Schulze, Sr., Otis Brown, and Fred Joffre in Schulze's Car

Date: 1912~
Creator: unknown
Description: C. P. Schulze, Sr., Otis Brown, and Fred Joffre (in back) sit in Schulze's new Hupmobile. The house in the background is Otis Brown's house on Iowa Street (today 327 S. O'Connor Road). Brown built the house in 1905.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Charles Schulze, Jr., and John Brown as Children

Charles Schulze, Jr., and John Brown as Children

Date: 1915~
Creator: unknown
Description: Charles Schulze, Jr., and John Brown as children, c. 1915. Charles Schulze, Jr., was the nephew of town co-founder J. O. Schulze. John Brown was the son of the other town co-founder Otis Brown.
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
Cotton Gin

Cotton Gin

Date: c. 1910 - 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Cotton gin, Irving, Texas
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Couple in Union Bower

Couple in Union Bower

Date: 1910~
Creator: unknown
Description: An unidentified couple enjoys an afternoon in the Union Bower community, c. 1910. Union Bower was a farming community that today is part of eastern Irving.
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
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