Municipal Archives

​Central Boulevard Table of Resolutions, ​undated​

Collection 1991-013​


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity Secretary’s Office
TitleCentral Boulevard Table of Resolutions
DatesUndated. [ca. 1939]
Quantity½ linear inch
AbstractCentral Boulevard Table of Resolutions​.
LanguageRecords are in English

​Scope and Content

Central Expressway is a north–south highway in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding areas that began as a central boulevard project. The best-known section is the North Central Expressway, a name for a portion of U.S. Highway 75 between downtown Dallas and McKinney, Texas. The southern terminus is at an intersection with "hidden" Interstate 345 (signed as Interstate 45) and Woodall Rodgers Expressway.

The Central Boulevard project was first proposed by Dallas City Planner George E. Kessler in 1911.  Kessler suggested that the city purchase the right-of-way of the Houston and Texas Central Railway (H&TC) to remove the railway tracks and construct a Central Boulevard (later renamed the Central Expressway project) in their place. Construction did not begin in earnest until the 1940s, and parts of the North Central Expressway were opened in 1950. The route from downtown to Mockingbird Lane was fully functional by the end of 1952, and the entire route to Campbell Road in Richardson was opened to traffic in August 1956.

Collection consists of a single typescript document containing a list of Dallas City Council resolutions relating to the north-south boulevard and a short description of each resolution. The resolutions themselves pertain to letters, petitions, and resolutions from community groups and citizens; and approval for purchases of services and rights-of-way.


Organized in chronological order.


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Central Boulevard Table of Resolutions, undated (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related materials

Index terms

Central Expressway (Dallas, Tex.)
Dallas -- Texas -- History
Streets -- Texas – Dallas

Container list 

Box​FolderTitle, Date
11Central Boulevard, ca. 1939