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An Outline of the Dallas Master Plan

Description: Outline of the Dallas Master Plan compiled by the Dallas City Plan Commission discussing the fourteen previous reports made by Harland Bartholomew. The report also contains maps showing the city's streets, water distribution, parks, etc. Included in the back is a handwritten list made by Mayor J. Woodall Rodgers listing members of the various boards and committees involved in the planning.
Date: 1946
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). City Plan Commission
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

The Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 14: A Preliminary Report Upon a Capital Expenditure Program

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes details concerning a capital expenditure program, such as the allocation of funds, selection of projects and a "[p]roposed 25 Year Program of General Fund Public Improvements. The second part of the report details an improvement program for the water and sanitary sewer systems. The appendix at the end of the report includes 17 tables providing empirical data about the proposed plans.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas Report 3: Past and Probable Future Population

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes tables and charts showing Dallas' population history and expected growth up until approximately 1970; the report looks at factors that could effect the distribution of population, where the future growth may occur, etc.
Date: October 1943
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas: Water and Sanitary Sewer Utilities

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes graphs, charts, and maps concerning the development of an improved water and sanitary sewer system; at the back of the report there are maps showing predicted urban development and the Dallas water distribution system.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 8: Land Use

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes tables and charts showing current and future land use as well as current and future zoning districts. According to an "Errata" insert, tables 1, 2, and 3, were made using the "wrong acreage for the Dallas parks...use the revised tables in studying this report."
Date: October 1944
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Dallas City Charter, 1871]

Description: Original text of the charter to incorporate Dallas as a city of Texas, located in Dallas County. The document has 40 sections outlining the various aspects of governance and the city's relationship to the government of Texas. It was filed April 20, 1871 and officially signed and sealed by the Secretary of State on May 9.
Date: 1871
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Dallas City Code]

Description: Text of laws in the city of Dallas, Texas, including standing rules, revised civil and criminal ordinances, and revised city ordinances. Most of the ordinances were enacted in 1889 with amendments in 1891 and 1893. Index to civil ordinances starts after page 296.
Date: 1893
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

Annual Reports, City of Dallas: 1900-1901

Description: Report on various aspects of the city of Dallas, Texas describing activities, funding, and other information for fiscal year 1900-1901, including an overall report from the mayor as well as departmental reports from city officials.
Date: 1901
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

Mayor's Message and Annual Reports of City Officers of the City of Dallas, Texas: For the Fiscal Year Ending April 15th, 1889

Description: Report on various aspects of the city of Dallas, Texas describing activities, funding, and other information for fiscal year 1888-1889, including an overall report from the mayor as well as departmental reports from the health officer, city chemist, chief of the fire department, superintendent fire alarm telegraph, city engineer, superintendent of waterworks, city recorder, city marshal, city collector, city treasurer, and city secretary. An index to the reports is on page 108.
Date: 1889
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Dallas City Hall Building Contract]

Description: Legal contract describing work by an architectural company (C. D. Hill and Company) to furnish plans to the city of Dallas for a municipal building, to be located on Main Street between Harwood and Commerce streets, and to serve as the Dallas City Hall.
Date: January 22, 1913
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

Charter of the City of Dallas

Description: Official copy of the text of Senate Bill 316, titled "An act to grant a new charter to the City of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith, and declaring an emergency." It includes a certificate of authenticity signed by the Texas Secretary of State.
Date: 1907
Creator: Texas. Legislature.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

Your Dallas of Tomorrow: A Master Plan for a Greater Dallas

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. It is presented in two parts: the character of the city (background information on the history, geography, economy, employment, zoning, etc.) and the scope of the city plan, which has specific details for a plan to improve land use, water supplies, transportation, recreational facilities, and other aspects of city administration.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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

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.
Date: 1911~
Creator: Geo. E. Kessler & Co.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Postcard of The Sheraton-Dallas]

Description: Postcard of a yellow, pink and black color palette drawing of the large glass windowed Sheraton-Dallas Hotel, as seen on the side of the hotel in pink type. The bottom edge places the scene as "The Sheraton-Dallas in Southland Center." The back of the postcard adds, "Sheraton-Dallas Hotel Southland Center, Dallas, Texas 75201 Telephone (214) 748-6211 Teletype 312-222-0749 The new Sheraton-Dallas Hotel offers an exciting adventure in living. Let this wonderful hotel be your home while visiting the Southwest's most cosmopolitan city. Completely air-conditioned, all 600 rooms have outside view and built-in TV. Parking available. Family Plan. Visit the Ports o'Call, the city's most distinguished and unusual restaurant. Dial 800-325-3535 for Worldwide Sheraton Reservations."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Lagoon and Fountain at Night]

Description: Postcard of a still pool of water cut by several streams of water shot upwards and dyed in the multicolored light. The top of the postcard reads, "Lagoon and Fountain at Night, Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas." The back of the postcard adds, "With the cool breezes of the evening, the ever changing colors of the Fountain and the picturesque background of the Centennial Buildings, makes one of the most impressive sights one can behold."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Adolphus Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a large brick building with white accents connected to two smaller buildings through an annex on a busy roadway with cars and pedestrians. The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Tex."
Date: February 3, 1919
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Oriental Hotel in Dallas]

Description: Postcard of a six story hotel with a domed tower roof and an electric trolley car running in front of the building. The note on the back is illegible but for the signature - "Love to all, Maura." The postcard is addressed to "Miss M. McFaddin Beaumont, Tex 1906 McFaddin Ave."
Date: October 29, 1907
Creator: Davidson Brothers
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum