Municipal Archives

​Memorandum of Agreement - Union Terminal Company, 1924

​Collection 1991-039


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201​
CreatorCity of Dallas
TitleMemorandum of Agreement - Union Terminal Company
Quantity0.25 linear inches
AbstractLegal document and blueprints related to agreement between the Union Terminal Company and the City of Dallas.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a copy of a memorandum of agreement between the Union Terminal Company and the City of Dallas regarding placement of a telephone pole and transmission lines.

The Union Terminal Company was chartered on March 16, 1912, as part of a project to secure a union station for the seven railroads then serving Dallas.  By 1916, the company built five miles of track within Dallas, and the terminal building, Union Station, was opened in October of that year.  In addition, the Trinity River was dredged, its course altered by one mile, and an additional nineteen miles of approach track was laid.  The original owners of the Union Terminal company, each with an one-eighth interest, were the Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf; Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe; Houston and Texas Central; Missouri, Kansas and Texas of Texas; St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas; St. Louis Southwestern of Texas; Texas and Pacific; and Trinity and Brazos Valley.  In 1925, the Fort Worth and Denver City acquired the interest owned by the Trinity and Brazos Valley.




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Memorandum of Agreement - Union Terminal Company, 1924 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas – History
Railroad stations -- Texas -- Dallas

Container List 

BoxFolder​​Title, Date
11Memorandum of Agreement Union Terminal Company, 1924