“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dallas, Texas

Clickable Map of Collin County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Collin County, TX (162) Dallas County, TX (373) Denton County, TX (93) Fannin County, TX (33) Grayson County, TX (72) Hunt County, TX (65) Rockwall County, TX (11)  CollinCounty(162) Collin County (162)  DallasCounty(373) Dallas County (373)  DentonCounty(93) Denton County (93)  FanninCounty(33) Fannin County (33)  GraysonCounty(72) Grayson County (72)  HuntCounty(65) Hunt County (65)  RockwallCounty(11) Rockwall County (11)
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1Texas, Collin County, Dallas — 18081 — Frankford
The site of the former town of Frankford consists of the three-acre wagon yard, five-acre Frankford Church area and three-acre cemetery. The town of Frankford grew around Indian Springs after W.C. McKamy and his family moved to Texas in 1852. They . . . Map (db m93072) HM
2Texas, Collin County, Dallas — 6160 — The Frankford Church
The White Rock Masonic Lodge Hall served as a schoolhouse and church building for the early Frankford community. Among the worshipers were a group of Methodists who were organized as part of a circuit in 1885. In the 1890s, this frame church . . . Map (db m183199) HM
3Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6897 — A Tribute to Texas Women in the Civil War
Civilian duties of 90,000 Texas men fighting for the Confederacy fell to wives back home in land of few factories and an enemy blockade that cut down on imports. Women had to run businesses and farms for their absent men who committed to the . . . Map (db m152110) HM
4Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6593 — A. H. Belo Corporation
A.H. Belo Corporation traces its roots to a small company that founded the Galveston "Daily News" on April 11, 1842. The company began publishing the "Texas Almanac" in 1857. Alfred Horatio Belo (1839-1901) bought the company in 1876 and founded . . . Map (db m158273) HM
5Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6592 — A. H. Belo House
Prominent newspaper publisher Alfred Horatio Belo (1839-1901) was born in North Carolina. He attained the rank of colonel in the Confederate army and came to Texas at the close of the Civil War (1861-65). He went to work for the "Galveston News" . . . Map (db m157388) HM
6Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6640 — Abraham Carver Cemetery
Twenty-one graves have been located in the Abraham Carver Cemetery which covers one-half acre of land and contains six generations of Carver family members. The earliest marked grave is that of Abraham Carver (1806-1883), who came to Texas in 1844 . . . Map (db m96704) HM
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7Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — Abraham Zapruder
Dallas dressmaker Abraham Zapruder stood on top of this pedestal (properly called a plinth) with his receptionist, Marilyn Sitzman, standing behind to steady him. He was the only photographer known to have filmed the entire assassination and his . . . Map (db m209040) HM
8Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6585 — Adolphus Hotel
Dallas businessmen persuaded Adolphus Busch (1839-1913), co-founder of the Anheuser Busch Brewing Co., to build the original section of this hotel in 1911-1912. Constructed on the site of the 1880s Dallas City Hall and designed by the St. Louis . . . Map (db m157862) HM
9Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6598 — Ahab Bowen Home
In 1861, Tennessee-born Ahab Bowen (1807 - 1900) moved to Dallas, where he was a farmer and feed dealer. He owned and cultivated the surrounding area, including this site which was located outside the Dallas city limits at the time of purchase in . . . Map (db m149052) HM
10Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6641 — Albert Carver Cemetery
Illinois native Albert Carver (1827-1911) purchased land in this area in 1856 and settled here with his family. A farmer and noted breeder of Durham cattle, Carver set aside this plot of land for a family graveyard. Both he and his wife, Mary . . . Map (db m155865) HM
11Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6654 — Alexander Cockrell / Sarah Horton Cockrell — (June 8, 1820 - April 3, 1858) / (Jan. 13, 1819 - April 26, 1892)
Alexander Cockrell came to Dallas area in 1845. After serving in the war with Mexico (1846-47), he filed on 640 acres in the Peters Colony, and married Sarah Horton on Sept. 9, 1847. Cockrell operated a freight line to Houston, Jefferson, and . . . Map (db m157958) HM
12Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11827 — Alexander Harwood — (1820-1885)
Alexander Harwood came to Dallas in 1844 from Tennessee. After the death of his first wife Isabella Daniel Harwood in 1851, he married Sarah Peak in 1855. Harwood was elected county clerk six times between 1850 and 1880. He was senior warden of . . . Map (db m160335) HM
13Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6587 — Alexander Mansion
Setting for glittering social life in early 20th Century. Built 1906 on most remote edge of Dallas, by a businessman, C. H. Alexander, at a cost of $125,000. Acquired 1930 by the Dallas Woman's Forum; restored and redecorated in 1967. . . . Map (db m151388) HM
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14Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6890 — Barton Warren Stone — (1817-1881)
Kentucky native Barton Warren Stone came to Dallas from Tennessee in 1851. He prospered at farming and the practice of law. In 1852 he helped lead a rebellion against Peters Colony agent H. O. Hedgecoxe. Though initially opposed to Texas' . . . Map (db m159629) HM
15Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 13293 — Baylor College of Dentistry
Two St. Louis dentists, Dr. David E. Morrow and Dr. Thomas G. Bradford, began seeking a site in Texas for a dental college in the early 1900s. Although most Dallas dentists opposed a local dental school, others viewed the growing commercial center . . . Map (db m152051) HM
16Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 12901 — Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas in 1900 had insufficient medical care for its more than 40,000 residents. That year, despite some opposition from local doctors, Dr. Charles McDaniel Rosser established the University of Dallas Medical School, although at the time no such . . . Map (db m152046) HM
17Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6594 — Beeman Memorial Cemetery
John (1799 - 1856) and Emily Hunnicutt (1806 - 1892) Beeman brought their family to Texas during its days as a Republic. About 1842 they gained clear title to 640 acres of land on which they established this family cemetery. One of the first known . . . Map (db m201924) HM
18Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 18016 — Big Spring
Big Spring, a natural water feature located in the White Rock Creek Valley near its mouth on the Trinity River in Dallas County, was claimed in 1842 by John Beeman, the patriarch of the first family to settle permanently in the county. Prior to . . . Map (db m170308) HM
19Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6600 — Browder Springs
Named for Browder family originally owning this site. Springs played key role in founding of Dallas and were principal source of water before a pumping system with city mains was installed. During drouth of 1909-10, springs were reopened to supply . . . Map (db m165152) HM
20Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6606 — Buckner Baptist Children's Home
Founded out of concern for dependent, orphaned children, this institution opened in 1879 under the guidance of the Rev. Robert Cooke Buckner (d. 1919). Originally known as Buckner Orphan's Home, the first structure on this site was built in 1880 . . . Map (db m158643) HM
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21Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6607 — Buckner Log Cabin
Dr. R. C. Buckner was born in this Madisonville, Tenn., cabin, Jan. 3, 1833. He moved to Texas, 1859. In 1879, founded Buckner Home. Original quarters cared for 8 children. After his death, April 9, 1919, work continued under sons, Joe D. and Hal . . . Map (db m158658) HM
22Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6608 — Busch-Kirby Building
Adolphus Busch had this building constructed in 1913 as a complementary retail and office facility for his nearby Adolphus Hotel. It was acquired by the Kirby Investment Company in 1919. Designed by the St. Louis architectural firm of Barnett, . . . Map (db m157445) HM
23Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6638 — Caruth House
Brothers and merchants William B. and Walter Caruth purchased land here in 1852. In 1872, William and his wife Mattie (Worthington) built this house, which stayed in the family until 2000. Mattie designed a Victorian-style home after the grand . . . Map (db m154359) HM
24Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6639 — Caruth Pioneer Cemetery
Established early 1860's by William and Mattie Worthington Caruth, Pioneer settlers. Across road was old Caruth Chapel, where circuit-riding preachers officiated at baptisms, marriages and funerals for Caruth Plantation tenants and other local . . . Map (db m148838) HM
25Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6647 — Cedar Springs — Earliest known historic site in Dallas County
Visited in 1840 by Colonel Wm. G. Cooke's preliminary exploration for a route between Austin and Red River. A community also called Cedar Springs, established in this vicinity in 1843 by Dr. John Cole, rivalled Dallas in an election in 1848 for . . . Map (db m148843) HM
26Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6648 — Cedar Springs
Although settlement of the town of Cedar Springs did not begin until after 1843, the area had been surveyed during the late 1830s by Colonel G. W. Cooke in preparation for construction of a military road from Austin to the Red River. In 1843, Dr. . . . Map (db m152227) HM
27Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6649 — Central National Road
During the early days of the Republic of Texas, settlers and pioneers coming from the United States entered Texas by crossing the Red River in Northwest Red River County. On the north side of that crossing was the terminus of a U.S. Military . . . Map (db m28828) HM
28Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 17709 — Charles Dilbeck Homes in Cochran Heights
Charles Stevens Dilbeck (1907-1990) was the son of a builder and lumberman. He grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas and Tulsa, Oklahoma, learning his trade from his father. He legendarily designed and built his first project, a Tulsa church, at age . . . Map (db m159079) HM
29Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6650 — Cherokees in Dallas
Ninety Cherokee Indians, led by Chief Bowles, immigrated to this area from Arkansas Territory in 1819, but were driven out 2 years later by hostile Indians who resented the intrusion. Remnants of group signed Treaty of Sept. 29, 1843, agreeing to . . . Map (db m164952) HM
30Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6663 — City of Dallas
Pioneer John Neely Bryan (1810 - 1877) settled on the banks of the Trinity River just west of this site in 1841. A town he called Dallas grew up around his cabin. Chosen as county seat four years after the creation of Dallas County in 1846, the . . . Map (db m160234) HM
31Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6686 — City of East Dallas
The first permanent settlement in this area began in the years before the Civil War. Principal among the pioneers were farmer Jefferson Peak, banker and rancher W. H. Gaston, and brothers-in-law Henry Boll and Jacob Nussbaumer, who were natives of . . . Map (db m152053) HM
32Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 13312 — Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2896
Soon after President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, he established what would become the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal program designed to address hardships during the Great Depression. In addition to providing wages, . . . Map (db m151501) HM
33Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11819 — Cliff Temple Baptist Church
In the early spring of 1898, twenty-six members of the First Baptist Church of Oak Cliff left the church to form the Oak Cliff Baptist Church to remain with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Walter B. Hillsman led the new congregation until . . . Map (db m152499) HM
34Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6651 — Cochran Chapel Cemetery
This cemetery began in 1853 with the burials of Sarah Jane and William M. Cochran, the infant daughter and husband of Nancy Jane Hughes Cochran. Among the many Dallas County pioneers buried here are four of Nancy Jane's sisters and their husbands . . . Map (db m149328) HM
35Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6652 — Cochran Chapel Methodist Church
On first Dallas County site deeded (1856) for a Methodist Church. Donor was a widow, Nancy Jane Cochran. First edifice (30' x 40') was built by church men, of lumber hauled by wagons from Jefferson (150 mi. E.) and dedicated in 1858. The Sunday . . . Map (db m149327) HM
36Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6883 — Colonel C.C. Slaughter — (Feb.9, 1837—Jan. 25, 1919)
Christopher Columbus Slaughter was the first native born cattle king of Texas. While living on the west Texas frontier he was a ranger, Confederate beef supplier, and trail driver. His ranching empire, including the Long S and Lazy S ranches, . . . Map (db m72329) HM
37Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6657 — Colonel William G. Cooke
To the memory of Colonel William G. Cooke and forty other members of the Regular Army Republic of Texas who camped in this vicinity in October, 1840 while locating the Central National Highway. The importance of this military road in the history . . . Map (db m153631) HM
38Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11820 — Communications in Dallas
Rapid long distance communications came to Dallas in 1872 when the first telegraph lines arrived with the Houston & Central Texas Railroad. The first telephone line in Dallas ran from the city's water supply at Browder Springs to the firehouse at . . . Map (db m152147) HM
39Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 18503 — Continental D.A.R. House
This historic building was erected as part of Texas' Centennial Exposition of 1936. Funded by the Continental Oil Company, the building was designed by Architect W.R. Brown to emulate a southern colonial mansion, most evident in the grandiose . . . Map (db m152148) HM
40Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6656 — Continental Gin Company Showroom Building — Reported missing
Before moving to Dallas in 1885, farmer and inventor Robert Sylvester Munger (b. 1854) had received several patents for improvements on the cotton ginning procedure. In 1885, he and his brother, Stephen, began the Munger Improved Cotton Machine & . . . Map (db m166729) HM
41Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 12416 — Cox Cemetery
A reflection of the pioneer heritage in this part of Dallas County, Cox Cemetery contains more than 400 marked graves and an estimated 100 unmarked burials. The oldest tombstone dates to 1848 and marks the grave of Margaret Frances Dixon, the . . . Map (db m151481) HM
42Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6659 — Cox House
Farmers Howard (1837 - 1916) and Mary Jane (Webb) Cox (1843 - 1913) bought 189 acres here in 1878. They built a house at this site prior to 1884 that Cox family tradition claims was partially incorporated into this home built by the Coxes about . . . Map (db m149272) HM
43Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6660 — Cristler-Rodgers House
Constructed in 1923, this was originally the home of Dr. J. H. Cristler, who came to Dallas in 1911 after assisting in the organization of Childress County. Beginning in 1938, the home was occupied by Dr. Cristler's daughter, Edna, and her . . . Map (db m151432) HM
44Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 17186 — Dallas Baby Camp
By the middle of the 19th Century, medicine in the United States was developing; however, the field of pediatrics lagged behind. In 1872, Texas passed a State Medical Practice Act but failed to mention the pediatric specialty. As late as 1885, . . . Map (db m152454) HM
45Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11821 — Dallas Baptist University — (Decatur Baptist College)
Closely linked to Northwest Baptist College, which operated from 1891 to 1897, Decatur Baptist College opened its doors in 1898. The college was the result of an effort by Texas Baptist leaders to consolidate all Texas Baptist Schools under the . . . Map (db m153852) HM
46Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6666 — Dallas County
The unincorporated town of Dallas was designated as a postoffice by the Republic of Texas in 1843. The County of Dallas was created by the first Legislature of Texas on March 30, 1846 from portions of Robertson and Nacogdoches counties. Both city . . . Map (db m158020) HM
47Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 18507 — Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation — Reported missing
On May 4, 1917, a group of 17 doctors' wives met to discuss a proposal by Mrs. John O. McReynolds to form a woman's auxiliary to the Dallas County Medical Society - the first group of its kind in the country. With the nation's entry into WWI and . . . Map (db m151398) HM
48Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6668 — Dallas County Records Building
Designed by the prominent Dallas architectural firm of Lang and Witchell, this Gothic Revival style building was erected in 1927-28 to house Dallas County records, offices, and courtrooms. First known as the Hall of Records, the current name was . . . Map (db m43461) HM
49Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6670 — Dallas Hall Southern Methodist University
When Dallas was selected in 1911 as the site for a new Methodist University, local citizens pledged 622.5 acres of land and $300,000. In appreciation, the first building on campus was named Dallas Hall. SMU President Robert S. Hyer chose the Chicago . . . Map (db m148837) HM
50Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6672 — Dallas Scottish Rite Temple
Samuel P. Cochran (1855 - 1936), a prominent Mason and community leader, headed the committee that initiated plans for this building in 1902. Masonic officials assembled for the cornerstone laying in March 1907 and for the dedication ceremony in . . . Map (db m159898) HM
51Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6674 — Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo traces its history to 1888, when the city purchased two deer and two mountain lions and placed them in pens in the City Park. In the 1890s, with the support of Dallas citizens, the City Council provided funds for the zoo, and . . . Map (db m175228) HM
52Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6676 — Daniel Family Cemetery
Frances Sims Daniel (1796-1853) moved to Dallas County with her family in 1849 and purchased land in what is now University Park. An orchard planted near the Daniel Home became the site of a family cemetery in 1850 when "Old Frank", a family slave . . . Map (db m148834) HM
53Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — Dealey Plaza — Birthplace of Dallas
Within this small park was built the first home, which also served as the first courthouse and post office, the first store and the first fraternal lodge. Dedicated to the pioneers of civic progress by order of the Park Board.Map (db m4675) HM
54Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark
Dealey Plaza has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national signifigance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1993 National Park Service United States Department Of . . . Map (db m4677) HM
55Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6679 — DeGolyer House
A native of Greensboro, Kansas, Everette Lee DeGolyer (1886 -1956) participated in major oil exploration successes in Mexico while still a student at the University of Oklahoma. Returning to complete his degree, he married Nell Virginia Goodrich . . . Map (db m151505) HM
56Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6709 — Demonstration of the First Working Integrated Circuit
The twentieth-century age of electronics can trace its roots to the 1906 invention of the triode vacuum tube, which marked the birth of modern radio. The invention of the transistor after World War II ushered in a new era of solid-state . . . Map (db m162240) HM
57Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11838 — Dr. Frank E. Rutherford Veterinary Hospital
This building was erected about 1924 to house the veterinary practice of Dr. Frank E. Rutherford (1876-1932), who began practicing in east and south Dallas in about 1906. When Dr. Rutherford died in 1932, his son-in-law graduated from veterinary . . . Map (db m152113) HM
58Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6681 — Eagle Ford Community
The Eagle Ford Community developed just east of an important early crossing on the west fork of the Trinity River. Among the early settlers of the area was the family of Enoch Horton (1777 - 1851). Arriving in November 1844, they established . . . Map (db m153801) HM
59Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6903 — El Camposanto de Cemento Grande de la Compania Trinity Portland — (Trinity Portland Cement Company Cemetery)
The Southwestern States Portland Cement Company was established in this area in 1909. Many of the company's employees were Mexican immigrants who came to this area to escape the Mexican Revolution. The company name was changed after Trinity . . . Map (db m153708) HM
60Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6889 — Fabulous Quarter Horse Steel Dust
19th century Texas frontier champion who became foundation sire for the most popular quarter horse strain of the 20th Century. A Virginia type horse foaled by a Kentucky thoroughbred mare, Steel Dust was brought in 1844 as a colt to the Texas . . . Map (db m152094) HM
61Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6689 — First Baptist Church — (The First Baptist Church in Dallas)
Organized 1868; first building (1871) on this site was one-room frame structure, which members financed by weaving rugs, making hominy, preserves, and cheese to sell at fairs near Dallas, then a frontier town of 2,500. Section of Victorian-style, . . . Map (db m157484) HM
62Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6693 — First Baptist Church of Renner
Renner Baptists organized in 1890 and met in the school building for eight years. Charter members were: B. F. and Kate E. Binkley; Elizabeth H., J. J., Mary A., and R. F. Butler; Mary E. and P. W. Collier; Mary L. Dickerson; George B., J. P. and . . . Map (db m148772) HM
63Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 15464 — First Juries to Sit Women in Dallas County
Although the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote in 1920, women were not permitted to serve on juries in Texas until 1954. Efforts to add women to jury lists began soon after passage of the . . . Map (db m157921) HM
64Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11824 — First United Methodist Church of Dallas
Methodism in Dallas traces its roots to as early as 1846, when the small village was a stopping point for Methodist circuit riders. The first organized group of Methodists met in November 1850, and continued for almost 20 years without a building of . . . Map (db m135399) HM
65Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6710 — Five Mile Cemetery
Abraham and Lucy (Myers) Bast and their seven children moved here from Kentucky to join the Peters Colony. In 1859, Abraham Bast donated one acre for a nondenominational church and school on the south side of Five Mile Creek. The adjacent burial . . . Map (db m153660) HM
66Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6895 — Formerly The Texas School Book Depository Building
This site was originally owned by John Neely Bryan, the founder of Dallas. During the 1880s French native Maxime Guillot operated a wagon shop here. In 1894 the land was purchased by Phil L. Mitchell, President and Director of Rock Island Plow . . . Map (db m4661) HM
67Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6843 — Frank Reaugh
Artist Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), who immortalized the Texas longhorn, began sketching and studying his favorite subject in 1876 when he and his parents, George W. and Clarinda Reaugh, moved from Illinois to Kaufman County. He studied art in St. . . . Map (db m152520) HM
68Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6715 — Freedman's Cemetery
This area of Dallas County was settled by former African American slaves shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Freedman's Cemetery, a graveyard for African Americans, was established in 1869 on one acre of land purchased by . . . Map (db m149056) HM
69Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6723 — Garvin Memorial Cemetery
This burial ground served the pioneer families who settled in the area. Graves here date from the 1870s. The land for the cemetery was donated to the community by James G. Garvin (1830-1897), a former Dallas merchant, his wife Eliza, and brothers . . . Map (db m149255) HM
70Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6719 — General Richard M. Gano House — Reported missing
J. T. Morehead built this dogtrot cabin near Grapevine in Tarrant County in 1854. Later two rooms and a loft were added and the logs covered with siding. In 1857 the property was sold to R. M. Gano (1830 - 1913), a doctor, minister, and Confederate . . . Map (db m165563) HM
71Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6729 — Grace United Methodist Church
This congregation has grown from two earlier fellowships. In 1868 Joshua Addington started a Sunday School, the beginning of the Dallas City Mission. Later the Mission formed Floyd Street Church and in 1880 Haskell Avenue Church was organized. At . . . Map (db m152041) HM
72Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 22429 — Greater El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
Following Emancipation, formerly enslaved people often formed their own communities, schools and churches. Within these communities, churches acted as vital spiritual, cultural, economic and social resources for African Americans. In Oak Cliff's . . . Map (db m211932) HM
73Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6730 — Greenwood Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery was part of a Republic of Texas grant, called the John Grigsby League, given for service in the Battle of San Jacinto. W. H. Gaston, pioneer Dallas banker, acquired title to the site in 1874, after the noted local legal battle, . . . Map (db m72412) HM
74Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6732 — Hall of State
Construction of this building, which served as the focal point of the 1936 Texas Centennial Central Exposition, was approved by the State Legislature to be "Texanic in proportion and centennial in character." Designed by a team of Dallas . . . Map (db m162482) HM
75Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 18581 — Hamilton Park Community
Located ten miles north of downtown Dallas, the African American community of Hamilton Park began as the White Rock Farming Settlement. In the 1940s and 1950s, racial violence in the South Dallas community of Queen City and the discriminatory . . . Map (db m104246) HM
76Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 17586 — Harris-Savage House
The roots of the Harris-Savage House go back to 1843, when pioneers William W. Cochran (1807-1853), the first Dallas County Clerk, and his wife, Nancy Jane Hughes (1817-1877), lived in Peters Colony. Their grandson, William (Will) Randolph Harris . . . Map (db m152040) HM
77Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6734 — Higginbotham-Bailey Building
Designed by the noted Dallas architectural firm of Lang and Witchell, this building was constructed to house the dry goods manufacturing and distributing business of the Higginbotham - Bailey - Logan Co. (known as Higginbotham - Bailey after . . . Map (db m157826) HM
78Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6735 — Higginbotham-Pearlstone Building
Constructed in 1909, this building was first occupied in 1910 by the Hobson Electric company. The warehouse was next leased to the Maroney Hardware Company, which was bought in 1926 by Rufus W. Higginbotham and Hyman Pearlstone, owners of the . . . Map (db m166665) HM
79Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 13448 — Highland Oaks Church of Christ
On August 6, 1885, a group came together in the small community of Dallas and formed a Christian Church congregation. The group consisted of the families of John Higgs Cole, Benjamin Franklin Hall, William Henry Ford, William Brown Miller, . . . Map (db m151558) HM
80Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6736 — Highland Park Methodist Church
This congregation traces its origin to the founding of a church at Southern Methodist University in early February 1916. Known as the University Church, its first members came from the campus community of faculty and students. Methodist Bishop . . . Map (db m148933) HM
81Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6737 — Highland Park Methodist Church Building
1926 Highland Park Methodist Church Building This splendid example of Gothic Revival architecture was designed by architects Roscoe DeWitt and Mark Lemmon and built in 1926. It features a majestic bell tower that houses a 48-bell carillon, . . . Map (db m148934) HM
82Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6739 — Hilton Hotel
Designed by the architectural firm of Lang and Witchell, this hotel was built in 1925 for Conrad Hilton, and was the first to bear the Hilton name. The hotel advertised comfortable guest rooms and superior service at moderate prices. The . . . Map (db m138148) HM
83Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 18811 — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
In the early 20th Century, unrest and subsequent regional turmoil in Greece forced hundreds of thousands of Greeks to leave their homes, often for America. A year after the Hermes Society, a Greek-American Benevolent Society, was formed, the . . . Map (db m148749) HM
84Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6835 — James K. Polk Record — (Oct. 29, 1834 - Jan. 16, 1872)
Educated in Tennessee as a lawyer, J. K. P. Record became the District Attorney for Dallas in 1860. He left that office to serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, but returned here after the conflict. In 1866 he became a state senator . . . Map (db m159805) HM
85Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11834 — James Martin Patterson — (1812 - 1906)
Kentucky native James Martin Patterson arrived in Dallas in 1846. Patterson and John W. Smith opened one of the first stores in Dallas using their pooled resources of $700. They built a flatboat and attempted to ship cotton down the Trinity River . . . Map (db m159717) HM
86Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6757 — James W. (Weck) Latimer — (1783 - 1860)
Latimer was born in New London, Conn. Moved to Texas, with family, in 1833. Founder and editor first newspaper in Dallas, 1849. Known originally as "The Cedar Snag" then as "Dallas Herald." Incorporated into "Dallas Morning News" in 1885. . . . Map (db m159706) HM
87Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6781 — John C. McCoy — (1819-1887)
Practiced law in Kentucky before coming to Texas in 1845. Was agent for Peters' Colony located in Dallas and adjacent counties. First attorney to practice law here. He founded Bar Association; fought in the Mexican War; was outstanding civic . . . Map (db m156130) HM
88Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. This event changed the city – and the world – forever. As a tribute to this extraordinary man, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza was dedicated on . . . Map (db m4672) HM
89Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11839 — John Goodwin Tower — (1925-1991)
The son of a Methodist minister, John Goodwin Tower was a veteran of World War II and a political science professor before entering politics. He joined the national political scene in 1960-1961 when he won the special election to fill Lyndon B. . . . Map (db m150009) HM
90Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6786 — John Hickman Miller House
Dallas businessman John Hickman Miller (d. 1933) had this house built in 1904 as a wedding gift for his wife Katherine "Kitty" (Melone) (d. 1969). Miller was the son of pioneer area settler William B. Miller, owner of Millermore (in Old City Park). . . . Map (db m148929) HM
91Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11825 — John Jay Good — (1827-1882)
Mississippi native John Jay Good practiced law in Alabama before moving to Dallas in 1851. He married Susan Anna Floyd in 1854. Good was involved in early local and state government and was a charter member of the local Odd Fellows' Lodge in 1855. . . . Map (db m159866) HM
92Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6661 — John McClannahan Crockett — (December 26, 1816 - August 4, 1887)
South Carolina native John M. Crockett married Katherine (Kate) Polk in 1837. In 1848 they moved to Dallas where Crockett opened one of the pioneer settlement's first law offices. Crockett served as a State Legislator, Mayor of Dallas, and . . . Map (db m159719) HM
93Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6605 — John Neely Bryan and Margaret Beeman Bryan — 1810–1877 and 1825–1919
In 1839 Tennessee lawyer John Neely Bryan chose this high bluff and shallow ford on the Trinity River as site for a trading post. Finding Indians scarce when he returned in 1844, he platted a town, installed a ferry, and called the place Dallas. . . . Map (db m24929) HM
94Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11841 — John Shelby Wisdom — (October 1855-March 7, 1931)
Born into a large family in Tennessee, John Shelby Wisdom moved with his family to a farm near Mulberry, Arkansas, when he was very young. He moved to Texas as a teenager and found work in ranching and cattle driving. Years later, he met a . . . Map (db m154005) HM
95Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 13055 — John W. Lane
Kentucky native John W. Lane (1835-1888) was a member of Tannehill Lodge No. 52 AF&AM. Trained as a printer, he came to Dallas in 1859 and worked for the Dallas Herald newspaper. He married Elizabeth Crutchfield in 1860 and the next year joined . . . Map (db m160398) HM
96Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 18211 — Joppee Community
Located on the banks of the Trinity River, near the Great Trinity Forest, the community of Joppee is one of the few remaining freedman towns in Texas. Following emancipation, freed slaves from the nearby Miller Plantation established their own . . . Map (db m162329) HM
97Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 16679 — Juanita Craft House
Juanita Jewel (Shanks) Craft (1902-1985) was born in Round Rock and attended schools there and in Austin before earning certificates from Prairie View and Samuel Huston Colleges. She joined the Dallas Branch of the National Association for the . . . Map (db m156223) HM
98Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6714 — Juliette Abbey Peak Fowler — (May 8, 1837 - June 4, 1889)
After the deaths of her husband and children in the early 1860s, Juliette Peak Fowler lived in Dallas and was active in local charitable causes. Committed to orphans and elderly women during her life, she provided for their benevolent care in her . . . Map (db m159599) HM
99Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6740 — Karl St. John Hoblitzelle — (October 22, 1879 - March 8, 1967)
A young Missourian, Karl Hoblitzelle in 1904 helped produce the St. Louis World's Fair, where he gained respect for vaudeville. In 1905 he founded Interstate Amusement Company and opened theatres in Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, and San Antonio. Soon . . . Map (db m135772) HM
100Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — Kennedy Assassination Route
On November 22, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, thirty-fifth President of the United States, visited Dallas. A Presidential parade traveled north on Houston Street to Elm Street and west on Elm Street. As the parade continued on Elm Street at 12:30 . . . Map (db m4660) HM

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