Municipal Archives

Exposition Park Paving Petition, 1904-1921

Collection 1991-036


​​Repository ​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator City of Dallas
Title Exposition Park Paving Petition
Dates 1904-1921
Quantity 1 linear inch
Abstract Correspondence, legal documents, and blueprints related to attempts to pave streets in Exposition Park.
Identification 1991-036
Language​Records are in English

Scope and Contents

​Collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, and blueprints related to attempts to pave streets in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Dallas, Texas.

In 1904, the Phoenix Land Company along with property owners in Exposition Park petitioned the City of Dallas to have certain streets in the Exposition Park area improved.  If the city agreed to pay a certain percentage of the improvement costs, the property owners would agree to pay the balance for having Second Avenue, Hickory Street, and Williams Street paved from Exposition Park to Commerce Street, connecting the area known as the "Circus Grounds" to the city center. Proposed improvements included macadam street surfaces and wooden curbs, as well as the installation of gas, water, and electric lines. Legal disagreements prevented the parties from coming to an agreement until the early 1920s.​




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Exposition Park Paving Petition, 1904-1921 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Exposition Ave. (Dallas, Tex.)
Parks -- Texas -- Dallas

​Container List

Title, Date
11Exposition Park paving petition and related documents, 1904-1921