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Dallas Origin and Destination Survey

Description: Survey created by the Texas Highway Department in conjunction with the "City and County of Dallas" concerning the "major external routes of vehicular travel radiating from Dallas." The survey asked drivers where their trip began, which roads they traveled on, and their destination. This report includes tables and maps showing the compiled data and the various traffic movements around the city.
Date: January 10, 1945
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Item Type: Report

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 10: Housing

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes findings on the existing housing in Dallas, the minimum standards for the housing, and a "Proposed Comprehensive Housing Plan for Dallas." Also included are maps and tables exhibiting the housing areas and population statistics in certain housing areas.
Date: December 1944
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 6: Transportation Facilities, Rail-Air-Highways-Water

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report is broken up into four sections: "Railroad Transportation; Air Transportation; Highway Transportation; Water Transportation," and discusses the existing conditions of each, and proposed plans to improve the transportation system. Also included are maps and a table showing transportation facilities and the "[v]olume and Direction of Passenger and Freight Train Movements - Average Normal Day."
Date: July 1944
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

[Dallas City Council Minutes, Book 1]

Description: Recorded minutes for the Dallas City Council with various newspaper clippings and a list of the days the council met and a description of what matters they discussed.
Date: 186u
Creator: Dallas (Tex.).
Item Type: Text

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 11: Public Buildings

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes information regarding public buildings in the Dallas, Texas and the development of future buildings; the maps show plans for the development of a municipal center, and street improvements.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

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 maps and tables showing the existing land uses in Dallas as well as descriptions for each type of land use; one of the maps shows the buildings erected from 1935 to 1939, the other map shows buildings erected from 1940 to 1943. Other sections discuss the existing zone ordinance and the requirements of future land use.
Date: October 1944
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 9: Zoning

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes discussions on new zoning regulations and various land uses; the report is broken into five parts: "District Regulations; Locations of the Districts; Area of the Proposed Districts; Major Features of Text of the Proposed Ordinance; Administration of the Ordinance."
Date: February 1945
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

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
Item Type: Report

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
Item Type: Report

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
Item Type: Report

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
Item Type: Report

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
Item Type: Report

City of Dallas, Texas Water Consumption 1907-1946

Description: Line graph showing the amount of water consumed in billion gallons per year from 1907-1946; the trend of the graph is positive, meaning the city is consuming more and more water per year.
Date: 1946~
Creator: Keuffel & Esser Co.
Item Type: Image

[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.)
Item Type: Legal Document

[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.)
Item Type: Book

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.)
Item Type: Book

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.)
Item Type: Book

[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.)
Item Type: Legal Document

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.

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
Item Type: Report