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Old 08-27-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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The old road maps link is fantastic. One thing that sticks out to me is how long the Trinity was unincorporated. I imagine that plays a large role in why its 'redevelopment' has been so troubled.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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For those interested in the topic, take a look at these Old Road Maps to see other area cities that are no more; Dallas wasn't the only city to annex other municipalities.
Great maps link, matteo81... thanks for posting!
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... but which ones of these were actually incorporated at one time vs. rural communities that never incorporated? There is a huge difference in annexing unincorporated areas than an incorporated city having to dis-incorporate (if that is a word) and then be annexed or consolidated into another city. I find it much more interesting that an existing city would cease to exist than an unincorporated community getting annexed.
Explained on pages 6 thru 14 of same link above for each of those communities, along with excerpts for Highland Park, University Park and Preston Hollow (pages 8-10).

Also just as a fyi, following that, beginning on
page 15, are great historical photos/descriptions of the type homes built/neighborhoods - see Early Dallas Bungalow Neighborhoods (page 15), Preston Hollow (page 26), Wynnewood (page 39) and White Rock Lake (page 52).

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Don't see Field City on this list. Have heard from some old timers that it was the bastion of vice for the area and why Harry Hines still has a shady reputation to this day.
Don't see any reference anywhere to Field City but that sounds like a very interesting story if you find one to share!
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Don't see any reference anywhere to Field City but that sounds like a very interesting story if you find one to share!
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A quick google search revealed this web site, last updated in 2002. That's all I can find right now, any other combination of Field City, TX takes me to a bunch of listings about League City.

Welcome to Field City Dallas
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Using census reports as my primary source along with other information, I compiled this list of communities that were incorporated at one time and later became part of Dallas. I included the year of incorporation, the recorded population at each decennial census, and the date when each community was annexed. Complete information wasn't available for some places.

East Dallas
-Incorporated: 1882
-Population: N/A
-Annexation by Dallas: 1889

West Dallas
-Incorporated: ?; listed among incorporated places in the 1890 census.
-Population: 474 (1890)
-Annexation by Dallas: ?

Oak Cliff
-Incorporated: 1890
-Population: 2,470 (1890); 3,630 (1900)
-Annexation by Dallas: 1903

Cement [Cement City]
-Incorporated: 1908
-Population: 503 (1910); 878 (1920); 609 (1930); 249 (1940)
-Disincorporated: Sometime during the 1940s or early 1950s; did not show up in the 1950 census
-Annexation by Dallas: ?

Lisbon
-Incorporated: September 1920
-Population: N/A
-Annexation by Dallas: 1929

Fruitdale
-Incorporated: 1937
-Population: 515 (1940); 876 (1950); 1,418 (1960)
-Disincorporated: October 1964
-Annexation by Dallas: October 1964

Honey Springs
-Incorporated: 1937
-Population: 342 (1940)
-Disincorporated: February 1946
-Annexation by Dallas: December 18, 1946

Preston Hollow
-Incorporated: 1939
-Population: 887 (1940)
-Annexation by Dallas: 1945

Lake June
-Incorporated: 1949
-Population: 1,517 (1950)
-Disincorporated: 1950
-Annexation by Dallas: 1952

Kleberg
-Incorporated: 1956
-Population: 3,572 (1960); 4,768 (1970)
-Annexation by Dallas: April 3, 1978

Renner
-Incorporated: 1957
-Population: 212 (1960); 318 (1970)
-Annexation by Dallas: 1977
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Using census reports as my primary source along with other information, I compiled this list of communities that were incorporated at one time and later became part of Dallas. I included the year of incorporation, the recorded population at each decennial census, and the date when each community was annexed. Complete information wasn't available for some places.

East Dallas
-Incorporated: 1882
-Population: N/A
-Annexation by Dallas: 1889

West Dallas
-Incorporated: ?; listed among incorporated places in the 1890 census.
-Population: 474 (1890)
-Annexation by Dallas: ?

Oak Cliff
-Incorporated: 1890
-Population: 2,470 (1890); 3,630 (1900)
-Annexation by Dallas: 1903

Cement [Cement City]
-Incorporated: 1908
-Population: 503 (1910); 878 (1920); 609 (1930); 249 (1940)
-Disincorporated: Sometime during the 1940s or early 1950s; did not show up in the 1950 census
-Annexation by Dallas: ?

Lisbon
-Incorporated: September 1920
-Population: N/A
-Annexation by Dallas: 1929

Fruitdale
-Incorporated: 1937
-Population: 515 (1940); 876 (1950); 1,418 (1960)
-Disincorporated: October 1964
-Annexation by Dallas: October 1964

Honey Springs
-Incorporated: 1937
-Population: 342 (1940)
-Disincorporated: February 1946
-Annexation by Dallas: December 18, 1946

Preston Hollow
-Incorporated: 1939
-Population: 887 (1940)
-Annexation by Dallas: 1945

Lake June
-Incorporated: 1949
-Population: 1,517 (1950)
-Disincorporated: 1950
-Annexation by Dallas: 1952

Kleberg
-Incorporated: 1956
-Population: 3,572 (1960); 4,768 (1970)
-Annexation by Dallas: April 3, 1978

Renner
-Incorporated: 1957
-Population: 212 (1960); 318 (1970)
-Annexation by Dallas: 1977
Great work and greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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Can't tell you how it would have turned out but can tell you what it was like for a 7 to 10 yr old boy living by a creek in the late 1940's. It was paradise. Remember catching crawfish by the dozens out of that creek. Would like to know if it exists today and if it had a name. For my memoir.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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I think it's kind of interesting that so many of the cities Dallas incorporated were very small and separate for very short periods of time but still hold on to their identities as separate entities from Dallas.
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