Municipal Archives

​The Ulrickson Committee Report, 1927-1930

Collection 1995-034


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorThe Ulrickson Committee
TitleThe Ulrickson Committee Report
Quantity½ linear inch
AbstractCity of Dallas master plan for public works projects.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

The Ulrickson plan was a nine-year capital budget program calling for the issuance of $23,900,000 in bonds to finance a variety of public works projects in the City of Dallas.  The bond program passed in December 1927 and significantly affected the growth and development of the city.

Charles E. Ulrickson was appointed chair of a citizens committee formed to research and follow up on the 1910 Dallas master plan recommendations of planner George Kessler, including construction of levees on the Trinity River and large scale street and sewer improvements.  The committee’s members included Alex F. Weisberg, Frank L. McNeny, Leslie A. Stemmons, and Harry Olmstead.  Among the recommendations of the Committee was $8.5 million for water and wastewater system improvements, and $5.5 million for street sand thoroughfare improvements.  Besides the levee and Trinity re-channeling program, the Committee’s greatest achievements were a system of viaducts or bridges across the Trinity and a “Central Boulevard” which materialized twenty years later as Central Expressway.

The collection consists of one bound printed volume containing a report and recommendations titled Forward, Dallas!, the proposed Charter amendments voted on December 15, 1927, and amendments voted on October 10, 1930.




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The Ulrickson Committee​ Report, 1927-1930 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

City planning -- Texas
City planning -- Texas -- Dallas
Dallas -- Texas -- History

Container List 

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Forward, Dallas!, 1927-1930