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Polk Street, 1988, Richardson, Texas

Description: Polk Street, looking east, slightly elevated, from the northbound access road of North Central Expressway. Polk Street is four lanes, with curbs and sidewalks. On either side are retail buildings: Business signs on the left: Auto Insurance 644-000; Ray Vernon Optician; Lee's Catfish. Two cars are moving east on Polk at Sherman Street. On the left horizon is the Southwestern Bell Telephone building. One bicycle rider is in the center of the street, moving east.
Date: 1988~
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of Clifford Huffhines

Description: Photograph of a bust-length portrait of Clifford Lester Huffhines. He is wearing a suit, a tie, a watch on his right hand, and rings. He is seated in a wheelchair. He was born May 13, 1913, and died February 6, 1996.
Date: 1987
Item Type: Photograph

Girls' Basketball Team Reunion

Description: Photograph of two laughing elderly women, identified as Irene Cain and Carrie Lee Ashby Fender. The women were both members of the Richardson Girls' Basketball Team, around 1919. Bill Wechter took this photograph for an article written by Shirley Reynolds of the Richardson Daily News.
Date: 1986
Creator: Wechter, Bill
Item Type: Photograph

J. J. Pearce High School Academic Decathlon Team, 1985

Description: Photograph of a group of students identified as J. J. Pearce High School Decathlon Team. Two students are holding a banner with a Texas-shaped symbol on it that says "J. J. P. #1," and says "Go for [the gold]" around the shape. One student is holding a flag that says "J. J. Pearce" on it. Most of the students are wearing plaid shirts, jeans, boots, and cowboy hats. In the background, there is a school building.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph

Miss Belle's Place

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Miss Belle's Place. The wooden house is two-stories tall with a covered porch extending the width of the house. Four fold-out chairs are set up on the left of the porch, and there is one rocking chair on the right side. There is a white picket fence and a paved road in front of the house. Virginia Bell (Miss Belle) Robberson taught school in the house for forty years.
Date: December 1982
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of Thomas V. Wheeler

Description: Photograph of a portrait of a man identified as Thomas V. Wheeler, age seventy-two. He is holding the newspaper telegram telling the death of Abraham Lincoln. Wheeler is the grand-nephew of the founder of Richardson, Texas, Billy Wheeler.
Date: 1980
Creator: Matula, Eva
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Medical Center, B. B. Owen Memorial Hospital, Richardson, Texas

Description: White brick masonry multi-story, multi-level building. The tallest, center portion has a sign at the top, RICHARDSON MEDICAL CENTER B. B. OWEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. This center portion is flanked on both sides by the main portion of the building, which is shorter and has vertical columns of windows. In the front of the picture is the lowest portion of the building, with ground-level windows and one inset doorway. The doorway and windows are partially hidden by curving lines of low shrubs in the picture foreground. Portions of equipment, perhaps ventilation, are visible on roof areas. Additional information: Dallas Morning News, Dec. 18, 1975 "A 5-story hospital, scheduled for completion in August, 1977, will be built at 401 W. Campbell Rd. ... The building contract was given to J. A. Jones Construction Co." The hospital was dedicated Saturday, May 27, 1977. It was named in memory of Dallas businessman B. B. Owen. The hospital opened for business Tuesday, May 30, 1977. Bennie Bryan Owen was born on September 11, 1897, in Cisco, Eastland County. As a young man, he moved to Dallas County where he was principally involved with investments and investment loans. He was also involved in agriculture as he owned land in Dallas County. In the late 1960s, Owen moved to Collin County where he made his residence until his death on April 24, 1972.
Date: 1975/1977
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Public Library, Richardson, Texas

Description: Richardson Public Library looking southeast from the corner of Arapaho Road and Civic Center Drive. Red and white azaleas in foreground. Cars visible in parking lot. Civic Center [City Hall] building and water tower visible in right background.
Date: 1975/1980
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Celebration

Description: Photograph of a line of horses in tack at the Centennial celebration. They are standing beside Richardson Public Library. A group of people are sitting on the window sills of the building. One person in the background is standing.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Celebration

Description: Photograph of a group of women and horses participating in the Centennial celebration. Three women are riding horses, and are dressed in western wear. The group is standing outside of Richardson Public Library.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Celebration

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women, some dressed in nineteenth-century costume, participating in the Centennial celebration. In front of them, there is a set of furniture. The photograph was taken on the first floor of Richardson Public Library.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of the Girl Scout Troop 1091 parade float, at the intersection of Main Street and Greenville Avenue in Richardson, Texas. The float is attached to the back of a Chevrolet truck. Girls on the float are wearing uniforms and holding signs illustrating what year their uniform was worn. A sign on the front of the float made of streamers has the Girl Scout logo and "Troop 1091" on the front. In the background, there are people watching in front of businesses; one building on the left says "Firestone" on the front and side.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of a stagecoach wagon float in the centennial parade, at the intersection of Main Street and Greenville Avenue in Richardson, Texas. The wagon is pulled by four matching horses, and two men and two women are riding on it. A sign on the side of the wagon says "5 WBAP Country Gold;" the side of the wagon says "Butterfield Cleveland Stage." In the background, there are businesses.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of the Terrace Elementary parade float at the Centennial parade on the corner of Main Street and Greenville Avenue. The float consists of children wearing costumes, and sitting at school desks; a woman standing and holding a bell. A sign on the side says "Terrace Elem." In the background, there are buildings.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of a group of people wearing nineteenth-century costumes participating in the Centennial parade on the corner of Main Street and Greenville Avenue. They are pulling toy covered wagons with children riding in them. In the background, there is a building.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of a parade float at the Centennial celebration on the corner of Main Street and Greenville Avenue. The float is shaped like a train locomotive. In the background, there are people watching the parade on the left, and a green truck on the right.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of a group of people wearing costumes and waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. There are two trucks and one convertible car parked behind them. In the background, there is a grassy field.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of cars parked in a line waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. A group of women wearing costumes are gathered around the back of a white Datsun car. Behind the white car, there are women dressed in costume gathered around a red convertible. In the background, there is a woman and horse on a grass lot, and people beside a red truck.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of a parked red convertible Impala, waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. The car is decorated with pink flowers and streamers. A group of women dressed in costume are gathered around it. They are standing in front of Richardson Public Library.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of a line of two trucks and one car waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. A group of women dressed in nineteenth-century costume are gathered around the cars. In the background to the right of the image, there is a view of Richardson Public Library.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of a group of women dressed in nineteenth-century costume, waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. They are standing in front of a red convertible car decorated with pink flowers and streamers. In the background, there are other cars and people.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of a line of parked trucks waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. A group of women are gathered around the back of a copper-colored truck. To the right of the truck, there is a white truck and red convertible with a crowd around them. In the background, there is a building identified as Richardson Public Library.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Public Library - Centennial Costumes

Description: Photograph of twenty-three women and two men posing in front of a copper-clad fireplace at Richardson Public Library. They are wearing costumes in celebration for the centennial of Richardson, Texas. Seven people are identified as Gerrie Mason (left), Bertha (Bird) O'Neal (fourth from right), Tony Rampino (back row, center), Louise Frederick (back row, center), Paul Smith (back row, center), Marita Mangan (fourth from left), and Charlie Unk (far right). In the foreground, there is a group of chairs.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph

Richardson Public Library - Time Capsule

Description: Photograph of a time capsule lowered into the ground at a centennial celebration for Richardson, Texas. A group of children, women, and men are gathered around the capsule. A piece of construction machinery is lowering it. In the background, there is a building identified as Richardson Public Library.
Date: June 1973
Item Type: Photograph