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

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

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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.

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1 map : col. ; 67 x 53 cm.

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Geo. E. Kessler & Co. 1911~.

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This map is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by Dallas Municipal Archives to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 353 times , with 31 in the last month . More information about this map can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: General Plan for the City of Dallas, Texas: Map Showing General Features of Suggested Improvements in Transportation Facilities Except Street Car Lines
  • Series Title: Kessler Plan Documents

Description

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.

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 67 x 53 cm.

Notes

"Prepared for the Park Board by Geo. E. Kessler & Co., Landscape Architects, Kansas City, St. Louis."

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  • A City Plan for Dallas, George E. Kessler, a report of the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, Dallas, Texas, 1911

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Texas History Collection

Drawn from collections at the UNT Libraries and various partners, these materials about Texas history include artifacts, books, documents, manuscripts, photographs, maps, letters, and more.

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A City Plan for Dallas (Book)

A City Plan for Dallas

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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A City Plan for Dallas, ark:/67531/metapth129158/

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  • 1911~

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  • 1907 - 1913

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Feb. 9, 2015, 3:39 p.m.

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  • Dec. 29, 2017, 2:23 a.m.

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Geo. E. Kessler & Co. General Plan for the City of Dallas, Texas: Map Showing General Features of Suggested Improvements in Transportation Facilities Except Street Car Lines, map, 1911~; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth587008/: accessed February 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Municipal Archives.