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

Description: Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that surveyed a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. When they came to this area, 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 established the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Irving Near Dallas

Description: Advertisement from the Irving Board of Trade, enticing farmers to move to Irving, Texas.
Date: c. 1908
Creator: Irving Board of Trade
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Irving Archives

Charles P. Schulze, Jr., in car, c. 1914

Description: A child in an automobile. C. P. Schulze, Jr. son of Charles Percy and Virginia Schulze, is photographed in his father's car, c. 1914. The Schulze family operated Irving Lumber from the time of the town's founding in 1903 until the 1980s.
Date: c. 1914
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Lucas Family

Description: Lucas family left to right: Mahala Williams Lucas Roberts, Henry Lucas, Doug Lucas, Charlie Lucas, Jack Lucas, and Etta Williams Roberts
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Lucas Children in Front of Car

Description: Lorene Lucas (Looper) flanked by her brothers Howard and Ray. These were the children of W. D. Lucas, who was a long-time owner of a general merchandise store on Main St. The three pose in front of Lorene's new car in 1929. In an interview, Lorene said that the dress she was wearing was blue and yellow and matched the blue car with its yellow trim.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Lucas and Joffre Store

Description: Lucas and Joffre Store was founded by W. D. "Doug" Lucas and Fred Joffre in 1906 on the west side of Irving's Main Street. Lucas and Joffre split, but W. D. Lucas maintained a store on Main Street until he died in 1931.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Bill Gilbert at Irving State Bank

Description: Two men shaking hands. Bill Gilbert (left) greeting customer Albert Farine in Irving State Bank's new building, 1947. The Merchants and Planters Bank was organized in 1907. Chaney and Fletcher Miller took over operation of the bank and in 1908 and had it chartered as the Irving State Bank. It later became Irving Bank and Trust Company and remained in business along Main Street until 1975.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Albert Farine Home

Description: Albert Farine home, constructed in 1906 and burned in the 1960s. The Farine family came to Texas in 1855 as part of the La Reunion colony and settled in the area that is now Irving in 1859.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Miss Hicks Millinery

Description: Fannie Hicks ran a millinery store on Main Street during Irving's early years. She later married T. C. Haley, the proprietor of another Main Street business. In 1909, she closed her store.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

[Cistercian Preparatory School Sign]

Description: Photograph of a sign outside of the Cistercian Preparatory school. The sign reads "Cistercian Abbey & School." In the foreground are two trees and in the background city buildings are visible. Stickers that read "crop here" are in the top left corner. On the back of the photograph there is a "'91" in the top right corner. In the center is a job sticker that reads "PG 216, PIC 3."
Date: 1991
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Correspondence between Damien Szodenyi and C.W. Meehan-April 1967]

Description: Correspondence between Damien Szodenyi and C.W. Meehan on including an advertisement for the Cistercian Preparatory School in the Dallas Morning News. There are two copies of the advertisement text which discuss the curriculum and the structure of the school. A contract between Cistercian Preparatory School and the Dallas Morning News to run the advertisement is also enclosed.
Date: 1967
Creator: Szodenyi, Damien
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

Cistercian Fathers of Dallas Begin New School for Boys.

Description: Text sent "The Texas Catholic" from the Cistercian Preparatory School. This text was written for inclusion in an upcoming edition. The text explains the structure, curriculum, and cost of the school.
Date: September 14, 1962
Item Type: Text
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Seated Cistercian Monk Underlining Book Passages]

Description: Photograph of a Cistercian monk seated at a table underlining passages in a book with a pen. The book is a thick text with three bookmarks sticking out from the pages. In front of the book is an open spiral-bound booklet. There are two file cabinets in the background. On the back of the photograph is a handwritten note that reads "p82 #4."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Cistercian Preparatory School Pamphlet]

Description: Pamphlet about the Cistercian Preparatory School, containing information about the history, philosophy, curriculum, admissions policy, and tuition.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Text for Texas Catholic and Handwritten Note to Father Damien]

Description: Accompanying text for the photograph of the group of people standing in front of a school building at the Cistercian Preparatory School. The text discusses when the new school building in the background of the photograph will be completed.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

J. O. and Agnes Schulze, c. 1904

Description: J. O. Schulze and his wife Agnes Sueppel Schulze in the doorway of their home, c. 1904. J. O. Schulze co-foundef the city of Irving, Texas, in 1903. He married Agnes Sueppel during that same year. Both were natives of Iowa City, Iowa. Due to Agnes's poor health, the couple left Irving and returned to Iowa City in 1905. The man in the center of the doorway is unidentified.
Date: c. 1904
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

[Construction with Steps]

Description: Black and white photograph of construction of North Lake College about 1976. This photograph show large outdoor set of steps. North Lake College has multi levels and is located in Irving on the edge of Las Colinas. Overall look, construction almost done.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Introduction of Dignitaries]

Description: Black and white photograph shows dignitaries on stage for the dedication of North Lake College. There are fifteen people on stage. There is a brick fence behind them. The lower part of a flag pole is near the brick fence. Speaker is visible as well as some of the audience.
Date: 1977
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Diesel Class]

Description: Student working on diesel motor in classroom at North Lake College in Irving, Texas.
Date: 1978
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Patio Overlooking Lake]

Description: Black and white photograph of a broad patio at North Lake College. It is overlooking the lake on the campus. There are trees past the water. There is a brick wall with a rail at the edge of the patio.
Date: 1977
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

Irving State Bank Board of Directors, 1949

Description: Members of the Irving State Bank board of directors, 1949. Standing left to right are: Dr. F. M. Gilbert; W. E. Harrington; John Brandenburg; Charlie Lucas; and Zack Gilliland; seated left to right are: Charles Schulze, Jr.; Louis Blaylock; Mac Clawson; Bill Gilbert; Larry Bellah; W. H. (Boots) Roberts; and Gus Crassons.
Date: 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives