Municipal Archives

​Dallas Gas Company and Lone Star Gas Company,

​Collection 1991-031​


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201​
CreatorOffice of the Mayor
TitleDallas Gas Company and Lone Star Gas Company
Quantity.25 linear inches
AbstractGas company investigation.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content​

The Dallas Gas Company was Dallas’ first gas, electricity and heat provider, founded in the 1870s and chartered in 1905.  The Lone Star Gas Company was founded in 1909 to deliver gas to Dallas, Fort Worth, and several small cities in between.  Lone Star Gas Company acquired Dallas Gas Company in 1927, later becoming Enserch Corporation in the 1970s.  Enserch is presently a natural gas distribution and transmission company, a division of TXU Corporation.

The collection contains correspondence, reports, and agreements investigating the adequacy of the supply of gas for Dallas and Fort Worth and the reasonableness of the prices Lone Star Gas Company charged to rival local companies.



The collection is arranged first by agreements, then correspondence, and by reports.  



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Dallas Gas Company and Lone Star Gas Company, 1910-1917 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives


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Index Terms​

​Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas Gas Company
Gas companies -- Texas -- Dallas
Lone Star Gas Company

Container List 

BoxFolder​Title, Date
11Agreement between Lone Star Gas Company and Dallas Gas Company, April 16, 1910
 2Correspondence with E.M. Bemis, 1915-1916
[Consulting engineer.]
Correspondence with George C. Greer, 1915-1917
[General Attorney of Lone Star Gas Company.]
Correspondence of Henry D. Lindsley, 1913-1917
[Mayor of Dallas.]
Correspondence with Edgar L Marston and W.K. Gordon, 1916
[Of Texas & Pacific Coal Company.]​
Correspondence with E.T. Tyra, 1916
[Mayor of Fort Worth, TX.
 7Report to the Board of Commissioners, May 6, 1916
[From E.M. Bemis.]
 8The Dallas Gas Company Franchise, City of Dallas, 1917
[2 copies]