Municipal Archives

​Land Use Petition from E.G. Bauer, 1883

Collection 1991-007


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorOffice of the Mayor
TitleLand Use Petition from E.G. Bauer
DatesJune 30, 1883
Quantity1/2 linear inch
AbstractPetition about proposed land use.
LanguageRecords are in English

​Scope and Content

Prior to a formal city planning agency in the City of Dallas, property and land related issues (excepting deeds and title transfers, a County function) were heard and adjudicated by standing  committees which then made recommendations to the Mayor and governing board. 

Collection consists of a single manuscript letter of petition to Mayor William L. Cabell from E. G. Bauer, requesting the City of Dallas to prevent the planned enclosure of a parcel of land adjacent to Bauer’s property. The petition was referred to the Committee on Streets and Bridges on July 3, 1883.  Disposition of the petition and request is unknown.


The collection is arranged chronologically.  


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Land Use Petition from E.G. Bauer, 1883 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Land use, Urban -- Texas -- Dallas

Container list 

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Correspondence, 1883