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[Document Outlining Details of Bond Measures in St. Louis and Kansas City]

Description: Loose document outlining various factors that may have affected the success of bonds passed in St. Louis, Missouri and the bond failure in Kansas City, which was research for similar projects in Dallas, Texas. The documentation includes a breakdown of bond costs and what they would fund; committee and campaign procedures; and voter information and city politics.
Date: 192u
Creator: [Kessler Plan Association]
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Letter from Kansas City, Missouri Detective Lieutenant to Dallas, Texas Bureau of Identification Superintendent D. E. Walsh]

Description: Letter from W. C. Gordon, Detective Lieutenant of the Identification Bureau in Kansas City, Missouri to D. E. Walsh, superintendent of the Identification Bureau in Dallas, Texas, thanking him for the picture of Clyde Barrow and his brother.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gordon, W. C.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[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.)
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

A City Plan for Dallas

Description: Report of the Park Board in Dallas, Texas, including the text of the proposed city plan, called the "Kessler Plan." The plan describes suggested changes to the city including building levees; creating a belt railroad; building a union station; creating freight terminals; organizing a civic center; eliminating railroad grade crossings in downtown districts; extending roads in downtown areas; building parks, parkways, and boulevards; and adding playgrounds throughout the city. The text includes accompanying drawings and illustrations. The fiscal report of the Park Board is included at the end of the book.
Date: 1911
Creator: Kessler, George E.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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.)
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

The Kessler City Plan For Dallas: A Review of the Plan and Progress on its Accomplishment

Description: This pamphlet contains the reprints of twenty-three articles from The Dallas Morning News regarding the Kessler Plan for the city of Dallas, Texas and the progress that had been made over the fifteen years since its inception. The articles in order are: Article 1--Origin of the Plan; Article 2--Early Efforts at Civic Development; Article 3--Kessler Plan for All of the City; Article 4--The Trinity River Levee Plan; Article 5--Belt Line Railway Proposal; Article 6--Pacific Avenue Track Removal; Article 7--Street Widening and Extension; Article 8--The Supplemental Plan of 1920; Article 9--The Central Avenue Boulevard; Article 10--Lamar Street Trafficway; Article 11--St. Paul Street Improvements; Article 12--The Cadiz-Williams Proposal; Article 13--Downtown Street Extensions; Article 14--Oak Cliff Trafficways; Article 15 -- Beauty to Follow Utility; Article 16--Cooperation in Suburban Development; Article 17--Park and Parkway Plans; Article 18--Large vs. Small Parks; Article 19--Playgrounds Considered; Article 20--Inner and Outer Boulevards; Article 21--The Mill Creek Parkway; Article 22--Outer Parkway and White Rock Plans; Article 23--Financing the Plan.
Date: 1925
Creator: Head, Louis P.
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

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
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives