TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Dallas County Historical Commission Files

Register and Finding Guide



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA86-7
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Title: Dallas County Historical Commission Files
Language: The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

These materials are photocopies of the original documentation required to receive a Texas Historical Marker. Such notable buildings as the A.H. Belo House, Magnolia Building,Old Red Courthouse, as well as districts like Winnetka Heights, South Boulevard, Park Row, and Swiss Avenue are represented, along with many others. Buildings that have been designated as Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks have the notation "(RTHL)" following the name of the property in the finding guide. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Status means that the building has been recognized by the state for its architecture as well as its history and age

Other topics covered by the nominations include historic cemeteries, historic events, and community institutions such as churches and schools. Several of the nominations are biographical profiles of community leaders.

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Index Terms

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

Organizations:

Dallas County Historical Commission

Places:

Dallas County (Tex.)

Subjects:

Historic sites - Texas

Titles:

Dallas County Historical Commission Files

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA86-7 Dallas County Historical Commission Files. Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Provenance

This collection was created through a cooperative effort with the Dallas County Historical Commission. The Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library began photocopying the Commissions files in 1986. In September 1987, the first phase was completed. Files that were missed and those that are continuing to be added are being copied as the second phase of this project continues. This will be a perpetual process over the years as other markers are designated.

Processing Information

Processed by Jean Hudon. Edited by Cindy C. Smolovik. Updated by Carol Roark, Archivist and Bryan McKinney

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Addison State Bank (RTHL)
2 Adolphus Hotel (RTHL)
3 Aldredge House (RTHL)
4 Alexander Mansion (RTHL)
5 Ambassador Park Hotel (RTHL)
6 Anderson Family Cemetery
7 Baptist Standard
8 Sam Bass Train Robbery
9 Beeman Memorial Cemetery
10a A.H. Belo Corporation
10b A.H. Belo House
11 Bethel Cemetery
2 1 Bilbo Jitney Line
2 Blewett Cemetery
3 Ahab Bowen Home (RTHL)
4 Belle Boyd
5 Browder Springs
6 F.A. Brown Farmhouse (RTHL)
7 Bryan, John Neely and Margaret Beeman
8 John Neely Brown Cabin
9 Buckner Baptist Children's Home
10 Buckner, R.C. Log Cabin (RTHL)
11 Busch-Kirby Building (RTHL)
12 California Crossing
13 Caruth Home (RTHL)
14 Caruth Pioneer Cemetery
15 Abraham Carver Cemetery
16 Albert Carver Cemetery
3 1 Cedar Hill (city of) Part I
2 Cedar Hill (city of) Part II
3 Cedar Springs (town of)
4 Central National Road
5 Cherokees in Dallas
6 City of Dallas and Railroads
6a Coca Cola Bottling Company of North Texas
7 Cochran Chapel Methodist Church
8 W.P. Cochran Homeplace (RTHL)
9 Cockrell, Alexander and Sarah Horton
10 Cooke, Colonel William G.
4 1 Confederate Arms Factory (site of)
2 Continental Gin Company Showroom Building
3 Copeland, Dr. H.V. Home, Grand Prairie
4 Cotton Bowl
5 Craddock Park
6 Cristler Rodgers Home
7 Old Cumberland Hill School
8 Dallas (site of)
9 Dallas City Hall (Municipal Building)
10 Dallas County (Centennial marker)
11 Dallas County (Sesquicentennial marker)
12 Dallas County Criminal Courts Building
13 Dallas Depot of the H.&T.C.
5 1 Dallas Hall, Southern Methodist University
2 Dallas Morning News
2a Dallas Naval Airstation (Hensley Field)
3 Dallas Plaza Hotel (Hilton Hotel)
4 Dallas Zoo
5 Daniel Cemetery, Duncanville
6 Darnell, Nicholas Henry (grave marker)
7a Dawdy's Ferry
7b DeGolyer House (RTHL)
8 Duncanville
8a Pierre Dusseau Grave Marker, Pioneer Cemetery
9 Eagle Ford Community
10 East Dallas (city of)
11 East Dallas Christian Church
12 Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster
13 El Camposauto de Cemeuto Grande de la Compania Trinity Portland (Trinity Portland Cement Cemetery)
6 1 Warren Angus Ferris Cemetery
2 First Baptist Church in Dallas
3 First Baptist Church, Irving
4 First Baptist of Lancaster
5 First Baptist of Richardson
5a First Christian Church of Garland
6 First Christian Church of Lancaster
7 First Ferry and Bridge (site of)
8 First Methodist Society, Dallas County's, Farmers Branch
9 First Presbyterian Church of Richardson
10 First Presbyterian Church, USA of Garland
11 First Presbyterian Church, US of Lancaster
11a First Texas Automobile Trip Route
12 First United Methodist Church of Cedar Hill
13 First United Methodist Church of Duncanville
14 First United Methodist Church of Lancaster
15 First United Methodist Church, Richardson
7 1a Five Mile Cemetery
1b Flippen Homestead and the Founding of Highland Park
2 Florence Ranch Home, Mesquite
3 Floyd Pioneer Cemetery, Richardson
4 Fowler, Juliette Abbey Peak (grave marker)
4a Freedman's Cemetery/Freedmantown
4b Fuget (Fugitt) Cemetery, Grand Prairie
5 Galloway Old Home Place, Mesquite
6 Gano, General R.M. - Gano House
7 Gano, General Richard M. C.S.A.
8 Garvin Memorial Cemetery
9 Gaston, Captain William Henry
10 Gilbert House, Farmers Branch
11 W.W. Glover Cemetery
12 Goodwin, Micajah, Log Cabin, Grand Prairie
8 1 Grace United Methodist Church
2 Greenwood Cemetery
3 Haley Memorial Cemetery
4 Hall of State (RTHL)
5 Z.T. Hawkes House
6 Head House (former site of)
7 Higginbotham - Bailey Building (RHTL)
8 Higginbotham - Pearlstone Building (RHTL)
9 1 Hill - Ronnerson House, Richardson (RHTL)
2 Hoblitzelle, Karl St. John
3 Hockaday School
4 Hord Log Cabin (RHTL)
5 First Working Integrated Circuit
6a Hutchins Memorial Cemetery
6b Interstate Forwarding Company Warehouse (RHTL)
7 Irving (city of)
7a Joffrel, Gilbert House (RHTL)
8 Jordan - Bowles House, Grand Prairie
9 Jordan - Hight Family Cemetery, Grand Prairie
10 1 Keenan, John, Farmers Branch (grave marker)
2 Kleberg, (town of)
2a Joe Kovandovitch House
3 Lancaster (town of)
4 La Reunion Cemetery
5 Latimer, James W. (Weck) (grave marker)
5a Stephen Decatur Lawrence Farmstead
6 Lee Cemetery, Seagoville
7 Letot Cemetery
8 Lisbon Cemetery
9 Little Bethel Cemetery
10 Log Cabin Pioneers of Dallas
11 Long, L.J.
11a Love Field
12 Loving, James and Margaret, Garland (grave marker)
13 Lowrey-Hurst Homestead, Lancaster
11 1 Magnolia (Mobil) Building (RTHL)
2 Majestic Theatre (RTHL)
2a A. Marcus House
3 McCoy, John C. (grave marker)
4 McCree Cemetery
5 McNab Grocery
6 Merrell Cemetery
7 Merrifield Cemetery
8 Miller, John Hickman, House (RTHL)
9 Millermore (RTHL)
12 1 Z. Motley Cemetery, Mesquite
2 Mount Calvary Cemetery
3 Munger Avenue Baptist Church
4 Munger Place Methodist Church
5 Music Room, Duncanville
6 Nance Farm, DeSoto (RTHL)
7 Navigation of the Upper Trinity River, Dallas, Texas
8 Neiman Marcus
9 Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
10 Oates School, Mesquite (building burned)
11 Oak Cliff Elementary
12 Oath of Office of President Johnson
13 1 O'Daniel, Governor W. Lee
2 O'Daniel, Governor W. Lee (grave marker)
3 Old City Park
4 Old Dallas City Hall
5 Old Red Courthouse (RTHL)
5a Old Red Courthouse (RTHL)
6a Old Sycene Road
6b Parrish Family Cemetery
7 Peacock Military Academy, Dallas
8 Penn Springs
9 Perry Cemetery
10 Perry, Alex W. and Sarah, Homestead, Carrollton
14 1 Pike Park
2 Pike Park, Application for Marker
3 Pioneer Cemetery
4 Pioneer Cemetery Research
5 Pioneers of Mustang Branch, Farmers Branch
6 Pleasant Grove Christian Church
7 Pleasant Mound "Public" Cemetery
8 Pleasant Mound United Methodist Church
9 Pleasant Run, Lancaster
15 1 Preston Road
2 Rawhide Creek Park, Farmers Branch
3 Rawlins Homestead, Lancaster
4 Reaugh, Frank
5 Record, James K. Polk (grave marker)
6 Records Building, Dallas County
7 Reichenstein Home (RTHL)
8 Richardson (city of)
9 Roberts, Dr. R.A. House, Cedar Hill (RTHL)
9a Ross Avenue Baptist Church (RTHL)
10 Rowlett (city of)
16 1 William Sachse Cemetery, Garland/Sachse
2 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rowlett
3 St. Luke Catholic Church, Irving
3a St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas
4 St. Matthew's Cathedral
5 St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church, Lancaster
6 St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church
6a Sacred Heart/ Guadalupe Cathedral (RTHL)
7 Santa Fe Railroad Depot, Garland (RTHL)
8 Schulze House, Irving (RTHL)
9 Scottish Rite Temple (RTHL)
17 1 Scyene Meeting Place (site of the)
2 Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Prairie
3 Site of the Assassination of President John F Kennedy
4 Sanger Brothers' store
5 Shady Grove Road Bridge
6 Slaughter, Col. Christopher Columbus
7 South Boulevard/Park Row Historic District
8 South MacArthur Church of Christ, Irving
9 Old Southland Cemetery
10 Sowers Cemetery, Irving
18 1 State Fair of Texas
2 Stone, Barton Warren (grave marker)
3 Steel Dust, Famous Quarter Horse
4 Strain, W.A. Home, Lancaster (RTHL)
4a Strain Farm Historic District
4b Straus-Lannady House
4c Robert & Marie Stub's House (RTHL)
5 Swiss Avenue, Part I
6 Swiss Avenue, Part II
7 Temple Emanuel Cemetery
8 Texas Centennial Exposition
9 Texas' First Airmail and Passenger Service
10 Texas School Book Depository Building
19 1 Texas Women in the Civil War (a tribute to)
2 Texian Land and Emigration Co. (site to the First Agency of)
3 (Community) Thanksgiving in Dallas
3a Trees Cemetery
4 Trinity Methodist Church
5 Trinity Presbyterian Church
6 Turtle Creek Pump Station
7 Tyler Street United Methodist Church
8 Union Baptist Church, Carrollton
9 Union Station (RTHL)
10 Ursuline Academy
20 1 W.R.R. Radio
1a W.R.R. Classical Radio Station (RTHL)
2 Wagner, Louis Home (RTHL)
3 Warner Cemetery, Carrollton
3a Webb Chapel Cemetery
4 Western Heights Cemetery
5 Western Heights Church of Christ
6 Wheatland Methodist Church (RTHL)
7 Wheeler School, Richardson
21 1a White Rock Chapel
1b White Rock Pump Station (RTHL)
2 William B Lipscomp Elementary School
3 Wilson Block
4 Winnetka Heights
5 Winniford Homestead, Lancaster
6 Woodrow Wilson High School
22 A Conversation with...Milburn Gravley. VHS
Kovandovitch House. VHS
History of the State Fair of Texas. VHS
23 1 Correspondence
2 Guide for Seeing Dallas County History
3 Listing of Official Texas Historical Markers in Texas
4 Applications for Distinguished Service Award
5 Historical Notes on the Grand Prairie
6 1999 Annual Report
7 2000 Annual Report
8 1998 Historic Resource Survey
9 1999 Historic Resource Survey