Historic Preservation




Wheatley Place Historic District



Wheatley Place Historic District is an intact neighborhood of early 20th century bungalows that is significant as one of the first and most successful residential subdivisions​ developed specifically for black families in Dallas.  It was important part of Dallas' suburban development from 1916-1940. The origin of Wheatley Place is closely associated with two older black communities - The Prairie, a post-Civil War black farming community to the north of the District and Queen City, a turn-of-the-century community to the west. 

Designations: Dallas Landmark District (2000), National Register of Historic Places.

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Wheatley Place Historic District Map Boundaries