Municipal Archives

​Public Works Department, 1910-1973

​Collection 2022-002


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator Public Works Department
Title Public Works Department
Quantity 0.42 linear feet
AbstractReports and correspondence
Identification 2002-002
Language Records are in English

Scope and Content

The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining and improving public infrastructure and public properties.  Dallas Public Works programs and projects include

•  Roads, Bridges, and Highways
•  Public Works Commissions
•  Dallas Public Utilities
•  Reporting Public Works problems
•  Public Works jobs and employment
•  Fleet maintenance and engineering services

Public Works maintains more than 11,700 lane miles of streets, 1400 miles of alleys, 4536 miles of sidewalks, and more than 600 bridges for the City of Dallas.


The collection is organized chronologically.


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Public Works Department, 1910-1973 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials

1991-094 City of Dallas Zoning - Early Ordinances, 1929-1965
1991-095 Department of City Planning - Includes Some Zoning, 1965-1987
1995-004 Review of the Department of Public Works, 1977
2003-008 Planning Department Maps

Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas (Tex.). Department of Public Works
Streets -- Texas -- Dallas

Container List

​Description, Date
11​Thoroughfare plans 1910-1980, undated
2​Daily construction reports, 1916
3​General Specifications and Form of Proposal for Street Pavements and Storm Sewers, 1923
4​​Capital Improvement Program 1950-51, 1950
5​Schedule of projects for which bonds are to be voted, 1952
6​Schedule of projects for which bonds are to be voted, 1/31/1956
 7 Dallas at the CrossroadsA three-year bond-financed capital improvement program, 1967-1970
8Dallas at the Crossroads, general information, 1967-1972
9​Capital Improvement Program 1962-63, 1961
10Thoroughfares, A Guide Plan for Streets, 4/11/1963
11Thoroughfare Revisions and Recommendations1/8/1973
12​Blank cross-section notepads