TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Picard Home Collection



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA 04-5
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Creator: Previous owners of 5610 Swiss Avenue, but predominantly George and Annie Sprau
Title: Picard Home Collection
Dates: 1926 - 2002
Dates: 1926-1936 (bulk dates)
Quantity: .5 (1 Box) cubic feet
Abstract: Owners Steven and Gail Picard donated the collection in 2004 after discovering the materials in the house.
Language: The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

This collection provides a good record of the ownership and financial history of the house at 5610 Swiss Avenue, particularly while it was owned by the Sprau's. The collection also contains about twenty photos of the house before it was renovated in the mid-1970s.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Photocopying of the collection is allowed at the discretion of the archivist.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Annie Sprau
George Sprau

Places:

Swiss Avenue Historic District (Dallas, Tex.)

Subjects:

Texas - Historic Houses

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA04-5 Picard Home Collection, Texas/ Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gail and Steve Picard in July 2004.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Abstracts of Title
2 Estate of Annie Sprau
3 Estate of George Sprau
4 Tax Statements/ Tax Returns
5 Mortgage
6 Clubs
7 Promotional
Includes brochures on the house and a small article on the history of the house.
8 Obituary of Annie Sprau
9 Correspondence and Notes
10 Insurance Pamphlets
11 Blueprints
Lawn Sprinkler System Blueprints
Survey Plat
12 Miscellaneous Home Documents
13 Miscellaneous
14 Photos (color)
15 Photos (b & w)
Contains approximately twenty photos of the house before it was renovated in the mid to late 1970s.

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