Municipal Archives

Winslett-Eldridge Company Contracts, 1910-1916

​Collection 1997-015


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201​
CreatorCity Engineer's Office, City of Dallas 
TitleWinslett-Eldridge Company Contracts
Quantity2 linear inches
AbstractTypescript signed legal contracts. 
LanguageRecords are in English
Scope and Content

Collection documents agreements between the Winslett-Eldridge Company and the City of Dallas to construct storm sewers and water mains on various streets in the City of Dallas, Texas.  Company founder Joseph B. Winslett, Jr. (1882-1956) came to Dallas in 1895 and with Leslie Stemmons and F. A. Eldridge performed construction of the municipal utility systems of many Texas cities. Winslett was the son of J.B. Winslett, City Secretary of the City of Dallas. Collection contains contracts and construction specifications. Some construction described in the contracts was actually in alleys adjacent to the named streets. 

The documents in this collection are copies placed by the Winslett​-Eldridge Company for public inspection in the City Secretary's Office.


The collection is arranged by contract.


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Winslett-Eldridge Company Contracts, 1910-1916 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History  
Sewerage --Texas -- Dallas -- History  
Storm sewers --Texas -- Dallas -- History

Container List 

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Contracts for work located at Fitzhugh, Magnolia, Cumberland, Turtle Creek, Douglas, and Worth Streets, 1911-1916
 2Contracts for work located at Live Oak, Harwood, Exposition, Columbia, Jefferson, Lemmon, and Caddo Streets, 1911
3Contracts for work located at Juliette, Coke, Simpson, Haskell, Beckley, Commerce, Holmes, Collett, and Twelfth Streets, 1910-1911
4Contracts for work located at Haskell, Main, Holmes, Jefferson, Madison, Hall, Ross, Exposition, Sanger, Hood, Page, and Munger Streets, 1910