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C. P. Schulze House in Irving, Texas

Description: House of Charles Percy Schulze. This house was constructed in 1912 in Irving, Texas. Schulze married Virginia Tucker of Dallas that same year. C. P. Schulze was the brother of Irving's co-founder J. O. Schulze. J. O. returned to their hometown of Iowa City, Iowa, in 1905, leaving his business in the hands of his brother. C. P. Schulze remained in Irving and operated Irving Lumber Company from 1905 until his death in 1957. The Schulze family donated this house to the city of Irving in 1975, and today it is a 1910s-period house museum.
Date: 1970~

J. O. Schulze, c. 1960

Description: Portrait of J. O. Schulze smoking a pipe, c. 1960. J. O. Schulze co-founded the city of Irving, Texas, in 1903. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1875. He was head of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew when he came to Texas. He left the crew and founded the town of Irving along the tracks of the CRI&G between Dallas and Fort Worth in December 1903. During the summer of 1903, he married Agnes Sueppel Schulze in Iowa City, Iowa.
Date: 1960~

C. P. Schulze, Sr., Home in Irving, Texas

Description: House of Charles Percy Schulze. This house was constructed in 1912 in Irving, Texas. Schulze married Virginia Tucker of Dallas that same year. C. P. Schulze was the brother of Irving's co-founder J. O. Schulze. J. O. returned to their hometown of Iowa City, Iowa, in 1905, leaving his business in the hands of his brother. C. P. Schulze remained in Irving and operated Irving Lumber Company from 1905 until his death in 1957. The Schulze family donated this house to the city of Irving in 1975, and today it is a 1910s-period house museum.
Date: 1913~

Railroad Survey Crew Poses in Front of a Tent, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew posing in front of a tent, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose with Survey Instruments, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew posing with their instruments, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two crew members remained behind and founded the town on Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~

Railroad Survey Crew Poses Along the Side of a Ravine, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose along the banks of a ravine, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. While in Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Date: 1902~

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose by Tents, c. 1902

Description: Five members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose in front of a tent in their camp, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. They camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the English and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Date: 1902~

Railroad Survey Crew Members Sitting Near a Bridge, c. 1902

Description: Five members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose by a bridge, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they surveyed a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~

Railroad Survey Crew Members Sitting on a Flat Car, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose on a flat car, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~

Railroad Survey Crew Members Standing in a Field, c. 1902

Description: Three members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose in a field. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Two of the crew members founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~

Railroad Survey Crew Poses with Survey Tools, c. 1902

Description: Six members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew pose around their surveying tools for a professional portrait, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: 1902~

Man Sitting on a Horse, c. 1902

Description: A man sitting on a horse. The Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew camp can be seen in the background, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. They worked a ten- mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Man Posing with a Horse at Surveyors' Camp, c. 1902

Description: A man and a horse in a field with survey crew camp in background, c. 1902. A Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew surveyed a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas in 1902. Two of the members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members Working on Wooden Construction, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew working on a wooden construction, c. 1902. The crew later worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose in Front of Tent, c. 1902

Description: Four members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose in front of their tent, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they surveyed a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. They camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the Britains and established the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Member in Front of Covered Bridge, c. 1902

Description: Covered bridge. Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pose in front of a covered wooden bridge, c. 1902. The crew surveyed a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1902. Two of the crew members remained in the area and established the town of Irving along the tracks.
Date: c. 1902

Covered Wooden Bridge, c. 1902

Description: Covered bridge, c. 1902. This bridge was photographed by one of the members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew as it worked its way through Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Two of the crew members remained behind in Texas and established the town of Irving along the rail line between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Man Standing in Field, c. 1902

Description: Unidentified member of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew. The crew worked and ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1902. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Pausing to Eat, c. 1902

Description: Members of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew pause to eat, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. They surveyed a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas in 1902. Two crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Member Holding a Dog, c. 1902

Description: A member of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew plays with the crew's pet dog, c. 1902. The crew surveyed a ten-mile stretch of line between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two crew members stayed behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902

Railroad Survey Crew Members in Gazebo, c. 1902

Description: Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that surveyed a ten-mile section of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and south Texas before arriving in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Two of the crew members remained behind and founded the town of Irving along the tracks between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Date: c. 1902

Pet Dog of the Railroad Survey Crew, c. 1902

Description: A dog sitting on a chair in front of a tent. The dog was a pet of a Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf survey crew. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In Texas, they worked a ten-mile stretch between Dallas and Fort Worth. Two of the crew members remained in the area and founded the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902