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A City Plan for Dallas

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.
Date: 1911
Creator: Kessler, George E.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

Little Shamrock Restaurant

Description: Photograph of employees and owners of The Little Shamrock Restaurant posing in a line behind a long, banquet-style table with various food laid out on it. A pie case is behind them, and a small keyboard is visible in the far corner.
Date: June 27, 1957
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Flag Dedication at Autumn Hills Nursing Facility

Description: Photograph of a group of people -- including Chief Batiste of the Alabama Coushatta Indians, the Mayor of Cleveland, and the administrator of the facility -- participating in a flag dedication ceremony at the Autumn Hills Nursing Home. There is a young girl in a historic costume and holding a flag, seated in a rocking chair on the far left of the image; the other participants are standing to her left. Behind them, there is a stone entryway with a decorative metal grating and several U.S. flags on stands.
Date: 1975
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

"Pete's" Service Station

Description: Photograph of "Pete," one of many gas station workers and owners, putting gas in the tank of a partially-visible vehicle. Pete is wearing a uniform including light-colored slacks and shirt, as well as a hat with a brim; the hat and shirt have patches that say "Mobilgas Mobiloil" with an image of a pegasus. The gas station building is visible in the background. The station offered full service, i.e., filling the tank, cleaning the windshield, changing oil, and tire service.
Date: 1957
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Guyler Hamblen retiring the Post Office Sign in Fostoria, Texas

Description: Photograph of Guyler Hamblen (post master) holding a hammer and removing a "Post Office, Fostoria, Texas" sign from the roof of a front porch. At his feet, there is a steer skull, rifle, and boots near the posts on either side of Hamblen. A parked car is visible in the background at the side of the building.
Date: unknown
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Perk's Steak House

Description: Photograph of the empty dining room of Perk's Steakhouse which was located on Highway 59, north of Cleveland. There are booths around the outside of the room, several rows of square tables with chairs, and a long counter with stools on the left side of the image. In the background, parked cars are visible through the front door and windows.
Date: 1957
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Morrison's Hay Barn

Description: Photograph of a large band playing at Morrison's Barn near Shepherd, Texas. There is a man on a keyboard in the far right of the image, a man playing piano on the far left, several guitarists, singers, and others in the background. The stage is bordered by wood panels across the top and bottom.
Date: May 30, 1964
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Morrison Hay Barn

Description: Photograph of a quartet of male singers standing around a microphone on the stage in Morrison's Hay Barn. They are all wearing dark-colored slacks and shirts; one of the singers is playing a guitar. Instruments and speakers are visible on the stage behind them.
Date: unknown
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Morrison Hay Barn

Description: Photograph of a quartet of singers standing around two microphones, performing at Morrison's Hay Barn. It appears to be a family group, with two women in the center, wearing checked dresses; the younger is wearing an apron over her dress. There are two men in the group, an older man on the right and a younger on the left; they are both wearing dark pants with light-colored striped jackets.
Date: 1964
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Cleveland City Hall 1985

Description: Photograph of the front of the Cleveland City Hall building, a one-story brick building with stone quoins and decorative brickwork near the windows and roofline. Words on the left side of the building say "City of Cleveland City Hall" and near the center of the building, "City Police Dept."
Date: August 31, 1985
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Governor John Connally and His Mother

Description: Photograph of Governor John B. Connally standing with his mother Lela Connally on the steps of her home in Floresville, Texas. The house is a one-story home with a wrap-around porch; the front yard is visible in the foreground, including a number of trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Street Scene, Floresville, Texas

Description: Copy print of a street scene of the business district in Floresville, Texas. A series of storefronts are visible along one side of the street and there are horse-drawn wagons lined up in the road. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "3rd Street across from Courthouse Square."
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

San Antonio River Bridge

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman at the San Antonio River Bridge near Floresville, Texas. The woman is wearing dark-colored clothing and is seated on log near the dry river bed with the bridge in the background. The shadow from the photographer can be seen in the bottom corner. A handwritten note in the lower-right corner says "San Antonio River Bridge, Hwy 97 west of Floresville."
Date: unknown
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Street Scene

Description: Copy print of a street scene of the business district in downtown Floresville, Texas. The vantage point is from Third Street looking southeast toward "C" Street, toward the courthouse. There are buildings on either side of the street and cars are parked outside the businesses. Text at the top of the image says "Third Street, Looking Southeast, Floresville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

New Kinkler School

Description: Portrait of students who attended New Kinkler School during the 1935-1936 school year. There are four rows of male and female students posing in front of the entrance to the school building. Two boys in the front row hold a sign that reads, "New Kinkler School; 1935-1936; Mrs. Gaye Allen." Accompanying information lists student names. "Teacher: Gaye Allen; Row 4: Delores Schaefer, Annie Brogger, Bernice Hrncir, Adelene Fertsch, Bernice Fritsch, Dorothy Schaefer; Row 3: Unknown, Clarence Overgoner, James Brogger, Wilburn Fertsch, Dick Schultz, Clarence Laas; Row 2: --- Marek, Georgene Fertsch, Doris Appelt, Lucille Fritsch, Bernice Schaefer, --- Marek; Row 1: Marvin Appelt, Elroy Fertsch, Calvin Fehr, Arnold Hrncir."
Date: unknown
Creator: Dedrick’s Studio
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library