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Richardson Volunteer Fire Department

Description: Photograph of a group portrait of the Richardson Volunteer Fire Department. Eleven men are posing around a fire truck; six men are sitting on the back side, one man is sitting on the front, and four men are standing in front of it. The truck is parked in front of a brick building. Names on the back of the photograph identify the men.
Date: 1934~

Portrait of John B. Jordan, Fire Chief

Description: Photograph of a bust-length portrait of John B. Jordan, Fire Chief. He is wearing a hat, a tie, and suit jacket. The Richardson Fire Department was organized in 1925, when the first water mains were laid. He moved to Richardson in 1917 and had spent nine years before on the Plano Fire Department.
Date: unknown
Creator: Classen Studio

Portrait of Jacob Routh

Description: Copy photograph of an illustration of Jacob Routh, an early settler, minister, and businessman. He is wearing suit jacket; text below the image says "Jacob Routh." He was born December 22, 1818, in Dandridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee; he died April 30, 1879, near Plano, Collin County, Texas, and was buried in Jacob Routh Cemetery in Richardson, Texas. He married Lodemia Anne Campbell on October 30, 1853 in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown

Alvin Ragsdale Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Alvin Ragsdale home, built in the 1920s; its location is now Beltline and 75 Central Expressway. The brick house is one-story tall, and has an enclosed porch with brick arches on the left. On the right, there is a chimney with decorative brick patterns on it. Plants and shrubs are growing in front of the house.
Date: 192u

Greenville Avenue, Elevated View 1927, Richardson, Texas

Description: Elevated view of Greenville Avenue, looking south, probably from Main Street. In the foreground, on the left, is the First United Presbyterian Church (originally the Trinity Congregation), with Polk St. behind it. The building was completed in 1910. On the right is the First United Methodist Church, which was built in 1898. One car is on Greenville Ave. A sidewalk runs along the right/west, side of Greenville Ave. In the background is Philips Street, with the Mount Calvary Baptist Church on the SE corner of the intersection, completed in 1886. The Richardson School building, opened in 1914, is on the SW corner. Greenville Avenue curves to the left/east at Philips. Numerous residences are also shown, as are utility poles.
Date: May 5, 1927