Dallas Municipal Archives resources
Street names offer a peek into the history of an area. Geography, civic leaders, flora, fauna, entertainers, and politicians are but a few inspirations behind street names. Dallas is no different. The Dallas Municipal Archives has multiple resources for researching Dallas's older street names. The reason a name was chosen may be unknown; nevertheless, materials to research include
• City Council Minutes and Ordinances
• City engineer and Streets Commissioner notes
• Property deeds and tax ledgers (from the 1800s)
• Street name card file
In addition to the Municipal Archives, the following list shows other resources to use when conducting street name research. This list is not all-inclusive; it is a starter list of ideas.