A City Plan for Dallas

One of 11 books in the series: Kessler Plan Documents available on this site.

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Report of the Park Board in Dallas, Texas, including the text of the proposed city plan, called the "Kessler Plan." The plan describes suggested changes to the city including building levees; creating a belt railroad; building a union station; creating freight terminals; organizing a civic center; eliminating railroad grade crossings in downtown districts; extending roads in downtown areas; building parks, parkways, and boulevards; and adding playgrounds throughout the city. The text includes accompanying drawings and illustrations. The fiscal report of the Park Board is included at the end of the book.

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59 p. : ill.

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Kessler, George E. 1911.

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  • Kessler, George E. Prepared by George E. Kessler, Landscape Architect of St. Louis and Kansas City

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  • Main Title: A City Plan for Dallas
  • Added Title: A City Plan for Dallas: Report of Park Board
  • Series Title: Kessler Plan Documents

Description

Report of the Park Board in Dallas, Texas, including the text of the proposed city plan, called the "Kessler Plan." The plan describes suggested changes to the city including building levees; creating a belt railroad; building a union station; creating freight terminals; organizing a civic center; eliminating railroad grade crossings in downtown districts; extending roads in downtown areas; building parks, parkways, and boulevards; and adding playgrounds throughout the city. The text includes accompanying drawings and illustrations. The fiscal report of the Park Board is included at the end of the book.

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59 p. : ill.

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  • General Plan for the City of Dallas, Texas: Map Showing General Features of Suggested Improvements in Transportation Facilities Except Street Car Lines - ark:/67531/metapth587008
  • General Plan for a System of Parks and Boulevards for the City of Dallas, Texas. - ark:/67531/metapth587011

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History, 2010 is comprised of photographs, postcards, maps, letters, yearbooks, and other materials that reflect on bygone eras of Texas history.

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General Plan for the City of Dallas, Texas: Map Showing General Features of Suggested Improvements in Transportation Facilities Except Street Car Lines (Map)

General Plan for the City of Dallas, Texas: Map Showing General Features of Suggested Improvements in Transportation Facilities Except Street Car Lines

Map displaying proposed changes to railroads and transportation infrastructure (colored green and red) in Dallas, Texas, as part of the Kessler Plan. The main part of Dallas and Oak Cliff are represented, with some streets, railroads, and bodies of water.

General Plan for the City of Dallas, Texas: Map Showing General Features of Suggested Improvements in Transportation Facilities Except Street Car Lines - ark:/67531/metapth587008

General Plan for a System of Parks and Boulevards for the City of Dallas, Texas. (Map)

General Plan for a System of Parks and Boulevards for the City of Dallas, Texas.

Map displaying existing and proposed parks and boulevards (colored green) in Dallas, Texas, as part of the Kessler Plan. The main part of Dallas and Oak Cliff are represented, with some streets, railroads, and bodies of water.

General Plan for a System of Parks and Boulevards for the City of Dallas, Texas. - ark:/67531/metapth587011

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  • 1911

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  • Nov. 23, 2010, 1:38 a.m.

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Kessler, George E. A City Plan for Dallas, book, 1911; Dallas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth129158/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Municipal Archives.