Municipal Archives

Dallas Park and Recreation Department 
Plaques and Memorials Documentation, 1971-1979

​Collection 2012-006


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Dallas Park and Recreation Department 
TitleDallas Park and Recreation Department Plaques and Memorials Documentation
Quantity.63 linear feet
AbstractPhotographic documentation of Dallas park plaques and memorials.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

Collection documents plaques placed on statues and memorials situated in Dallas city parks.  About 1979, Dallas Park and Recreation Department staff created photographic documentation of the plaques.  Typescript transcriptions of plaque text are included, as well as an index by location, donor, sculpture title, and historical marker.  Collection includes one folder of Park Department correspondence and memoranda regarding specific pieces and donors.


The collection is organized alphabetically by park.


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Dallas Park and Recreation Department Plaques and Memorials Documentation, 1971-1979 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials

Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Parks -- Texas -- Dallas -- History
Recreation areas -- Texas -- Dallas
Outdoor sculpture -- Texas
Inscriptions -- Texas -- Dallas
Historical markers -- Texas -- Dallas
Memorials -- Texas
Monuments -- Texas

Container List

Title, Date
11Plaque and memorial correspondence, 1971-1979
2Indexes by location (volume I and II), donors, sculpture, historical markers
3Arcadia Park plaque
Buckner Park plaque
L. Butler Nelson Park sign
California Crossing historical marker
Cemeteries: Five-Mile Cemetery historical marker.  La Reunion Cemetery historical marker, monument, sign. Pleasant Mound Cemetery historical marker, plaque, monument.  Merrifield Cemetery monument.
4City Park historical marker (7), sign, plaque (11)
Commerce Street and Interstate 45 plaque, flagpole
Craddock Park historical marker
Crawford Park plaque
Cummings Park plaque, flagpole
5Old Dallas Courthouse plaque.
​​DeGolyer Estate fountain (2), urn, clay pot (2), wrought iron wishing well, sculpture, stone lantern, sign
6Exline Park plaque (2)
Fair Park plaque (47), historical marker (3), cornerstone, sculpture (12), fresco (4), monument (8), fountain (6)
7Ferris Plaza fountain, plaque
Fireside Park plaque, flagpole
Fretz Park sculpture, plaque and flagpole
Glencoe Park plaque
Grauwyler Park plaque (2)
Griggs Park wishing well
8Hamilton Park plaque
Harry Hines Triangle plaque
Harry Stone Park plaque (2), flagpole
Hattie Rankin Moore Park (Anita Nanez Martinez Recreation Building) plaque (2), flagpole
Historical Plaza plaque (5), historical marker
9Jaycee Park plaque, flagpole
J. J. Craft Park plaque, flagpole
Junius Street sculpture
Columbia-Abrams connection at Tremont: Junius Heights columns plaque (2)
10Indexes by location (volume III and IV), donors, sculpture, historical markers
11Kennedy Plaza plaque, monument
Kidd Springs Park plaque & flagpole, wooden oriental gate, stone lanterns (2), stone Buddhas (4), bell tower, torii gate, well & buckets
Kiest Park plaque (34), sign (2), fountain
12Lagow Park plaque, flagpole
Lake Cliff Park sculpture
Lee Park plaque (2), flagpole
Love Field sculpture, fountain, plaque (11)
Marcus Park plaque, flagpole
Marsalis Park Zoo plaque (15), flagpole, sculpture (3), mosaic, historical marker, flower clock
21Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center plaque& sculpture
Martin Weiss Park plaque (2), flagpole
Memorial Auditorium plaque (3), sculpture
Moody Street sculpture (2), plaque (3).  Information about the artist who created one of the sculptures. Information about Carpenter Plaza and several sculptures
Norbuck Park plaque
North Hampton Park mosaic (4), plaque & flagpole
2Pacific Plaza sculpture (2), fountain
Pearl and Elm fountain, plaque
Pershing Square plaque (3), fountain
Pike Park plaque, flagpole, sculpture
Pioneer Park monument (2), historical marker, plaque (2)
Pleasant Oaks Park flagpole, plaque (2)
Redbird Park plaque & flagpole, sculpture
Reverchon Park sign, plaque (2), flagpole
3Samuell Grand Park sign, flagpoles, sculpture (2), plaque (3)
Singing Hills Park plaque (2), flagpole
Skyline Park flagpole, plaque
Stevens Park monument
Stone Place plaque (3), sculpture
Swiss Avenue historical marker
Sylvan-Seale Triangle historical marker
4Tenison Park monument
Tenth Street and Jefferson Boulevard fountain/planter
Turner Plaza monument
Turtle Creek plaque
Union Terminal plaque
Walnut Hill Park flagpole, plaque (3)
White Rock Lake Park flagpole, plaque (3), monument/water fountain