The Northwest Dallas County Civic Association

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A group of citizens from northwest Dallas County banded together in 1931 to form the Northwest Dallas County Civic Association. Its purpose was to promote the development of the northwest section of Dallas County. They presented the interests of Irving and the surrounding area to county and state governments. They were particularly concerned with road improvment in this area of the county. The group is standing in front of Irving's first city hall. From left to right, starting with the man in the hat, are: Lewis Hancock; the boy is F. M. Gilbert, Jr.; his father, Dr. F. M. Gilbert, ... continued below

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1 photograph : sepia ; 3.5 x 5 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1931~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection and was provided by Irving Archives to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 132 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Irving Archives

Located in the Irving Public Library, the Archives collect and preserve the history of Irving, its residents, and its predecessor communities. Their holdings date from the mid-19th century to the present and contain artifacts from both city government and from private sources.

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A group of citizens from northwest Dallas County banded together in 1931 to form the Northwest Dallas County Civic Association. Its purpose was to promote the development of the northwest section of Dallas County. They presented the interests of Irving and the surrounding area to county and state governments. They were particularly concerned with road improvment in this area of the county. The group is standing in front of Irving's first city hall. From left to right, starting with the man in the hat, are: Lewis Hancock; the boy is F. M. Gilbert, Jr.; his father, Dr. F. M. Gilbert, Sr.; W. B. Gilbert; Frank Haley; C. P. Caldwell; W. P. Gandy; T. A. Jasper; R. E. Fulton; James Poppelwell; Albert Farine; J. E. Van Horn, Sr.; and R. J. (Leo) Byrd.

The photograph in the Bates Collection from which this was scanned was missing part of the left and right sides. The original photograph also included Tom Peters on the far left (to the left of Lewis Hancock), Bob Stewart, second from the right (he is partially visible behind R. J. Byrd), and C. P Schulze on the far right.

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1 photograph : sepia ; 3.5 x 5 in.

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O.D. and Estelle Bates Collection

O. D. and Estelle Bates came to Irving during the late 1960s. Motivated by their interest in local history, they collected photos and conducted interviews documenting the history of the Irving area.

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  • 1931~

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  • June 9, 2005, 4:39 p.m.

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  • Oct. 13, 2014, 11:44 a.m.

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The Northwest Dallas County Civic Association, photograph, 1931~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3267/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Irving Archives.