Municipal Archives

Town of Preston Hollow, 1939-1945

Collection 1991-110


Repository​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorTown of Preston Hollow, Texas
TitleTown of Preston Hollow
Quantity8 linear inches 
AbstractTypescript manuscript, electrostatic, printed materials.
Language​​Records are in English

Scope and Contents 

Typescript manuscript, electrostatic, printed materials, and one black and white photographic print documenting the government of the Town of Preston Hollow, Dallas County, Texas, and its annexation to the City of Dallas.

The Town of Preston Hollow, Texas, was incorporated November 28th, 1939, under Texas statutes and originally comprised 79.5 acres of land located at the intersection of Preston Road and Northwest Highway. It remained an independent municipality of about 1,700 until the City of Dallas attempted a simultaneous election in April 1945 to annex University Park, Highland Park, and Preston Hollow. While the Park Cities rejected the merger, Preston Hollow voted for unification, which became effective instantly. 

The bulk of the collection contains the Town of Preston Hollow’s articles of incorporation, its ordinances and Board of Aldermen minutes, governmental correspondence, and files regarding elections, zoning, and other governmental activities.


The collection is arranged chronologically.


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Town of Preston Hollow, 1939-1945 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives.

Related Material

Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History.
​Dallas County (Tex.) -- History.

Container List​

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Incorporation of the Town of Preston Hollow, 1939
 2Ordinances of the Town of Preston Hollow, 1-13 and unnumbered
 3Ordinances and Resolutions of the Town of Preston Hollow, unnumbered
 4Minutes of the Board of Aldermen of Preston Hollow, 1940
 5Minutes of the Board of Aldermen of Preston Hollow, 1941
 6Minutes of the Board of Aldermen of Preston Hollow, 1942
 7Minutes of the Board of Aldermen of Preston Hollow, 1943
 8Minutes of the Board of Aldermen of Preston Hollow, 1944-1945
 9Correspondence with Town of Preston Hollow, 1940-1945
21Public Notices, Manuscript and Printed, 1939-1941
 2City Zoning Law Enabling Legislation, 1940
 3Preston Hollow Zoning Ordinance, November 7, 1940
 4Preston Hollow Zoning Map, Ca. 1940
 5Petition Nominations, April 2, 1940
 6Dallas Power and Light, 1940-1944
 7Form Appointing City Attorney, May 1941
 8Warranty Deed Regarding City Hall, November 14, 1941
 9Deputations, 1942-1943
 10Tax Ordinance, 1944
 11Description of Services, 1944
 12Employers Casualty Company, 1944-1945
 13Auditor's Reports, Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 1945 [George H. Bird and Company]
 14Elections: Special Election, March 1945 [Consolidation with City of Dallas]
 15Elections: Election Materials, April 3, 1945
 16Petition Against Levying of Taxes, undated
 17Materials on Housing Standards, undated
 18Preston Hollow Police Department: Identification Cards and Printing Block, undated
 19Photographic Print [Black and White] Preston Hollow Police Badge #9, undated
 20Preston Hollow Oath of Office for Mayor and Aldermen, undated