Municipal Archives

​Dallas Municipal Archives Artifacts Collection, 1890, 1947-1987, undated

​Collection 2001-002


Repository​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity of Dallas Departments
TitleDallas Municipal Archives Artifacts Collection
Dates1890, 1947-1987, undated
QuantityOne cubic foot
AbstractThree-dimensional artifacts that were gifts to the City of Dallas or items having City of Dallas historical significance or permanent value.
Language​​Records are in English

Scope and Contents​​

​Collection consists of three-dimensional artifacts that were gifts to the City of Dallas or items having City of Dallas historical significance or permanent value. 

The most significant item in the collection is a paving brick made of bois d'arc wood.  It was laid in Market Street in approximately 1890.  Before the development of brick and asphalt paving for Dallas streets in the late nineteenth century, the city experimented with wooden paving blocks made of bois d' arc wood, derived from the Osage orange tree and creosote-treated pine.  Other items of note include a recording commemorating the 50th anniversary of city-owned radio station WRR and unused "keys to the city" from the administration of former Mayor Wes Wise (1971-1976).


The collection is arranged chronologically.


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​Dallas Municipal Archives Artifacts Collection, 1890, 1947-1987 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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​Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Streets -- Texas -- Dallas
WRR-FM (Radio station : Dallas, Tex.) -- History

Container List

BoxTitle, Date
1Bois d'arc wood paving block from Market Street, Dallas, Texas circa 1890
 Tie bar jewelry with City of Dallas "key to the city" emblem, undated
2Texas Angels 1987 Metro Champs signed softball, 1987
3Keys to the city from the administration of Mayor Wes Wise, circa 1975
WRR's Golden Anniversary commemorative record, 1971 [three copies]
Art print, "Washington Old Hall, ancestral home of George Washington," 1979
Dallas Water Utilities 5 Millionth Gallon of Water commemoration sample, 1976
Engraving printing plate for business cards of Mayor Jimmie Temple, circa 1947
5Obsolete Seal of the City of Dallas embossers, undated
Seal of the City of Dallas paperweights, undated
Souvenir engraved tea tray presented by Metropolitan Borough of North Tyneside Council, England, undated
6Parking meter mechanism, undated
7Promotional items [plastic cups, water bottle, glass mug] from City of Dallas departments, undated