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  Partner: Irving Archives
 Collection: O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection
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
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
Irving Index Workshop

Irving Index Workshop

Date: 1910~
Creator: unknown
Description: This building served as the home of the "Irving Index" in Irving. It was built behind the home of the newspaper's owner, R. M. Hudson.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Sunday Afternoon at the River

Sunday Afternoon at the River

Date: 1910~
Creator: unknown
Description: Irving was founded where the West Fork and the Elm Fork converge to form the Trinity River. During the early part of the twentieth century, the locals made day trips and weekend jaunts to enjoy nature along the forks of the river.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Otis Brown's First House in Irving

Otis Brown's First House in Irving

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: Otis Brown built the first house in Irving in 1903. He and his wife Netta lived there until they built a larger home in 1905. Brown sold this home to Chaney Miller. Miller had it enlarged, and he or a member of his family lived in the house until it was torn down in the 1970s.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Pierce and Ramsey Store - Interior

Pierce and Ramsey Store - Interior

Date: 1920~
Creator: unknown
Description: Grover Pierce and Hershel Ramsey operated a grocery store along Irving's Main Street. In this photo, Grover Pierce is behind the counter wearing a white hat. Hershel Ramsey is in the chair on the right. The woman in black in the center of the photo is Fannie Tompkins Haley, the wife of Tom Haley.
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
Tom Haley Home

Tom Haley Home

Date: 1911~
Creator: unknown
Description: William Haley and his family moved to the area during the late 1850s. They settled northwest of the future town site of Irving in what became known as the Estelle community. Tom Haley, William's son, farmed a large piece of land his father had given him as a wedding gift. When his children became of school age, he decided that it would be more convenient for his wife and kids to stay in Irving during the school year. This is a photo of the home the family rented in town. At the fence on the left is Vera Haley (Anderson) and one of her sisters Bertha Haley (Gleghorn), c. 1911.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives
Mrs. B. L. Pierce's House

Mrs. B. L. Pierce's House

Date: 1933~
Creator: unknown
Description: This house was located at the northeast corner of Second and Ohio streets. Shown standing on the steps is Mrs. B. L. Pierce. Prior to Irving's receiving bus service in 1930, she operated a jitney service from Irving to Dallas for Irvingites. The man on the left is Grover Pierce, the little girl is Doris Jean Taylor, and the woman in the fur coat is Mrs. Buck Mitchell.
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Elm School Student Body

Elm School Student Body

Date: 1906~
Creator: unknown
Description: The Elm school served the farming community know as Elm which was located just north of Irving. Pictured in the back row left to right are: teacher Mrs. Holland, Lee Metker, Mary Farine, Ruth Holt, Lucy Parker, Sadie Watkins, Henry Farine, and Maudie Carroll. Next row: Lucy Farine, John Farine, Gus Story, Clyde Allen, Arthur Farine, Lillian Works, and Lela Toler. Next row: Ora Seat, Bill Metker, Foy Holt, Irene Nichols, Thelma Works, and Ann Carroll. Front row: Howard Parker, Fred Story, Milton Holt, Roy Bailey, and Bertha Farine.
Contributing Partner: Irving Archives