Municipal Archives

​​City Park - Preliminary Research Brochure by James A. Newett, 1965

​Collection 1997-030


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201​
CreatorDallas Park and Recreation Department 
TitleCity Park - Preliminary Research Brochure by James A. Newett
Quantity1 linear inch
AbstractPreliminary research brochure for City Park.
Language Records are in English
Scope and Content

Collection consists of a research brochure for City Park, proposing the site as a permanent exhibit of Dallas history. 

The land for City Park was acquired by the city of Dallas between 1876 and 1885, establishing it as the city's first public park.   It later became the city's first zoo in 1888.  The park was officially named Old City Park in 1976 and in 2005 was renamed Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park.  It is a modern and nationally-accredited living history museum within the park, consisting of 19th- and early 20th-century pioneer and Victorian homes and commercial buildings.  The structures date between 1840 and 1910 and were moved to the site from various north-central Texas locations by the Dallas County Heritage Society.

The park is owned by the city of Dallas and the museum is run by the nonprofit organization Dallas County Heritage Society.

The brochure includes preliminary research, descriptions of the various buildings, site studies, drawing plans, and news clippings. related to moving the historic buildings to what-was-then City Park. 


The collection is arranged by subject.


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City Park - Preliminary Research Brochure by James A. Newett, 1965 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Material


Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History  
Dallas Heritage Village (Dallas, Tex.)​
Old City Park (Dallas, Tex.)

Container List

Box Folder Title, Date
11City Park - Dallas, Preliminary Research Brochure, by James A. Newett, 1965