Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
|Creator||City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department|
|Title||Fair Park Improvements|
|Dates||1941-1980 and undated|
|Quantity||.25 linear feet|
|Abstract||Records relating to upkeep, maintenance, and improvements made at Fair Park between 1941 and 1980.|
|Language||Records are in English|
Scope and Content
The collection consists of correspondence, contracts, blueprints, maps, photographic prints, reports and studies, and printed materials related to certain upkeep and maintenance issues, as well as improvements made at Fair Park between 1941 to 1980. Included in the collection are documents related to the conversion of the live stock coliseum into an ice hockey rink, the proposed installation of a heliport on park grounds, as well as legal documents relating to injuries resulting from a paddle boat accident during the 1962 State Fair of Texas.
Fair Park, the site of the State Fair of Texas, is located in east Dallas near the downtown business district. It is owned by the city of Dallas and managed by the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. The 277-acre site is home to the annual State Fair of Texas, the Cotton Bowl stadium, and five museums. Fair Park houses one of the greatest concentrations of early twentieth-century Art Deco exposition buildings in the United States.
The collection is arranged by subject.
Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.
Fair Park Improvements, 1941-1980, undated (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives
Fair Park Esplanade Conservation
Fair Park Mural Conservation, 2001-2003
Fair Park Music Hall Renovations, May 1970
South Dallas/Fair Park Neighborhood Preservation Economic Development Plan, 1987
Dallas -- Texas -- History
Parks -- Texas -- History
Park facilities -- Texas -- History
|1||1||Live Stock Coliseum-ice hockey, 1967-1980|
|||2||Live Stock Coliseum-ice hockey, 1967|
|||3||Live Stock Coliseum-concession contracts, 1968-1971|
|||5||Heliport plan, 1957-1962|
|||6||Ice Sports, Inc., 1941-1956|
|||8||Little Show Boat ride, black and white photographic prints, undated|
|||9||Landscaping-Thornton entrance, 1971-1972|
|||10||Landscaping-redevelopment of Esplanade and other areas, 1955-1960|
|||11||Landscaping studies, 1968-1973|