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 Collection: O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection
Lloyd Smith and Brother

Lloyd Smith and Brother

Date: c. 1894
Creator: unknown
Description: Lloyd and Bertie Smith, sons of William and Virginia Smith, area pioneers in the Union Bower community, c. 1894.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Hawks Chapel Methodist Church

Hawks Chapel Methodist Church

Date: c. 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: The Union Bower community was settled during the 1880s. It was located about north and east of the town site of Irving, which was founded in 1903. The Reverend W. E. Hawks of Dallas, who had been preaching in the Union Bower area since 1887, directed the building of a church in the community. In 1907, Hawks Chapel Methodist Church opened. In this photo, members of the congregation pose in front of the church.
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Couple in Union Bower

Couple in Union Bower

Date: c. 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
Hezekiah Story Family

Hezekiah Story Family

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: The Story family was one of the pioneer families to the region. Here Hezekiah Story is pictured with his family.
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Hezekiah and Elizabeth Story

Hezekiah and Elizabeth Story

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Hezekiah and Elizabeth Story. The Story family came from Illinois to the area that would later become Irving in 1855.
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Model T Ford

Model T Ford

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

Children in a Toy Car

Date: c. 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.
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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.
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Irving Student Body at the Water Tower

Irving Student Body at the Water Tower

Date: c. 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: c. 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