Municipal Archives

​The J. Mercer Carter Interurban Franchise Ordinance, 1906, 1908

​Collection 1991-072


RepositoryOffice of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator​City Secretary's Office
TitleThe J. Mercer Carter Interurban Franchise Ordinance
Dates1906 and 1908
Quantity1/8th linear inch
AbstractTypescript city regulation.
Language Records are in English

Scope and Content

Collection contains four printed copies of an ordinance.
The ​J. Mercer Carter Franchise Interurban Ordinance granted J. Mercer Carter (and his associates) the right to construct, maintain, and operate interurban surface and local electric railways on certain streets in Dallas.  The ordinance forms the basis for the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Interurban routes.

The document is a full description of the rights, expectations, and geographical boundaries related to the contract.




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​The J. Mercer Carter Interurban Franchise Ordinance, 1906, 1908 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Material


Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Street-railroads -- Texas -- Dallas -- History
Texas Interurban Railway

Container List

BoxFolderTitle, Date
The J Mercer Carter Franchises, 1906 [2 copies]
 2Franchise Ordinances of the City of Dallas, 1908 [Damaged]
 3Franchise Ordinances of the City of Dallas, 1908 [2 copies]
 4Franchise Ordinances of the City of Dallas, 1908 [2 copies]