Municipal Archives

Oak Lawn Heights and Related Annexations, 1929-1934

​Collection 1992-015


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorDallas Board of Commissioners
TitleOak Lawn Heights and Related Annexations
Quantity¾ linear inch
AbstractCorrespondence, bound ordinances, petitions, notes, and memoranda.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

Collection documents the annexations of Clifton Place, Oak Lawn Heights, Maplewood, Love Dale Numbers 1 and 2, Brookfield, and portions of Love Field between 1929 and 1934.  The neighborhood additions are all located in the Oak Lawn/North Dallas area. Annexation is defined as the legal incorporation of territory outside of a municipality to expand the municipality’s borders.

The bulk of the collection is citizens’ petitions requesting annexation and the rest is correspondence relating to the presentation of a proposed annexation ordinance to the Dallas Board of Commissioners. Of historic note is a June 1929 letter from two commissioners to the City Attorney urging the speeding up of annexations “in order to make Dallas take first rank in population among the cities of Texas.”


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Oak Lawn Heights and Related Annexations, 1929-1934 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Annexation (Municipal government) -- Texas -- Dallas
Dallas -- Texas -- History

Container List 

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Ordinance for Annexation of Oak Lawn Heights, 1933-1934; petition relative to annexation of Clifton Place, Oak Lawn Heights, Maplewood, Love Dale Numbers 1 and 2, Brookfield and Love Field, 1929 tract description [Stickle Lumber Corporation property], undated; City of Dallas memorandum regarding annexation petition, 1929
 2Petitions for Annexation, 1929