FUN FACTS FRIDAY East Dallas And How It Became East Dallas

FUN FACTS FRIDAY East Dallas And How It Became East Dallas

Times change and we know that East Dallas is now more than just the area mentioned below, but it is fun to see how areas first developed--especially in the East Dallas area, where it is now one of Dallas' hot spots.  Love the area?  Info about some of the great properties that are available can be found at www.michelleforemanrealtor.com.


EAST DALLAS, TX


EAST DALLAS, TEXAS. East Dallas occupies an area in the city of Dallas bounded by Central Expressway to the west, Mockingbird Lane to the north, Loop 12 to the east, and Fair Park to the south. The Beeman family settled there in the 1860s, but only in 1872 did William H. Gaston begin promoting the forty-acre tract east of the city. Only four families settled there at the time, but with the coming of the railroads in 1872–73, a number of floaters came to work on the railroad and set up houses in the undeveloped area between Dallas and East Dallas. Gaston persuaded the railroads to go through East Dallas by giving them $5,000 and free right-of-way through his property. The Houston and Texas Central arrived at the Union Depot in East Dallas on July 16, 1872, and the Texas and Pacific on February 22, 1873. In the 1870s East Dallas became a popular recreation destination on the streetcar lines that ran from Dallas to the state fairs and the horse-racing track.


On September 9, 1882, East Dallas was incorporated on a site of 1,400 acres. Some residents believed the town should be called Gaston rather than East Dallas. The town had an aldermanic form of government. The next year it passed a tax ordinance that raised money for city services. East Dallas was considered the most luxurious place to live in Dallas County; 90 per cent of its houses had running water pumped from deep wells by 1889. The main thoroughfares were well maintained, and a speed limit of eighteen miles an hour was set to slow down swift horses. The first schools were built in 1883 for 400 white students and sixty black ones. In 1886 the first all-brick schoolhouse in Dallas County was built in East Dallas. In 1887 another boom occurred in East Dallas when the Texas State Fair and Dallas Exposition at Fair Park opened (seeSTATE FAIR OF TEXAS). In the late 1880s East Dallas reached a population of 6,000.


In 1889 state senator R. S. Kimbrough sponsored a bill to remove the charter of East Dallas so it could become part of Dallas. Some claimed that those who revoked the charter did so to make Dallas the largest town in Texas; according to the 1890 census, they were successful. Under the new charter of East Dallas, the city of Dallas took over all the debt of East Dallas in addition to its streets, schools, and public buildings. On December 31, 1889, the day before East Dallas officially became part of Dallas, the city council of East Dallas passed $45,000 in street improvements, which Dallas was forced to finance.


Info taken from the Texas State Historical Association


JP Piccinini Headshot
Author:
Phone: 480-980-9025
Dated: November 6th 2015
Views: 2,751
About JP: JP Piccinini is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, proud dad and the Founder, Broker and Owner of JP a...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If Theyre Telling You Not To Buy - The current narrative is that home
Figuring Out The Best Down Payment Strategy - Coming up with a down payment
Nov 14 2017 50022 2 - 7 ASTUTE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR
Nov 14 2017 50022 1 - Credit inquiries are included in

Our Bloggers

The Doyle Team * - 2
Comprar Casa DFW * - 4
Nikki Acker - 3
Gabrielle Armstrong - 5
Cara Balderas - 63
Tami Bennett - 45
Ramon Bermudez - 3
Justin Blackburn - 1
Jessica Boozer - 18
Rhonda Borgne - 1
Olivia Borowski - 1
Jennifer Boyd - 2
Deborah Boyd - 390
Jamie Brannagan - 1
Kathryn Brick - 1
Annette Bruen - 47
Moira Brunken - 18
Beverly Bryant - 24
Ana Cantu - 1
Lisa Cardillo - 53
Bob Cardillo - 4
Lisa Carroll - 2
Lucina Cervantes - 11
Michael Chatman - 2
Gregory Cornett - 2
Angela Cotten - 97
Missie Craig - 12
Melisa Crooks - 1
Greg Cunningham - 2
David Darty - 1
George Dean - 1
Sarah Dieter - 9
Belinda Duff - 5
Eva Duffy - 8
Leah Ecob - 15
Kristine Edens - 3
Jill Elliott - 99
Laneal Ernest - 9
Nicole Espinosa - 27
Christopher Evans - 1
Heather Feragotti - 8
Mark Fischer - 2
Susan Florsch - 12
Jennifer Flynn - 9
Larry Frassinelli - 6
Chad Gabriel - 58
Shalee Garza - 10
Marcos Garza - 1
Tammy Gill - 1
Timothy Gilliam - 2
Christina Gonzalez - 5
Wilma Goodwin - 2
William Graves - 5
Jimmy Hanks - 1
Kristen Henderson - 1
Candie Hernandez - 3
Beth Herr - 1
Hunter Howard - 1
Bill Hurd - 3
Gary Hutchings - 20
Rachel Jama - 47
Trenton Johnson - 15
Marla Johnson - 1
Felicia Johnson - 79
Dakota Joyner - 9
Sunil Kanjia - 8
Jemi Khan - 26
Leigh Klotz - 5
Amber L Johnson - 9
Michele Lafortune - 22
Wanda Lewis - 2
Dylan Lochhead - 1
Maria Lopez-Jones - 1
Stacy Lynn Massar - 27
Chuck May - 1
Jennifer Menting - 17
Mikki Migis - 8
Richard Mikus - 1
Sean Moniri - 21
Naddia Morales - 10
Candace Mozingo - 1
Mark Mulch - 19
Steve Murray - 1
Julie Nicholson - 10
Nikki Okpuzor - 3
Alan Oliver - 7
Kaysone Orlando - 1
Holli Paddio - 3
JP Piccinini - 382
Julie Ann Pickering - 85
Ann-Marie Pope - 2
John Priestash - 43
Mimi Rader - 1
Shelia Randolph - 33
Teneka Ray - 1
Go 2 Girls Realty - 173
Kristi Roy - 1
Kelly Rumney - 9
Amy Jo Saenz - 3
Linda Scardis - 4
Sandy Setliff - 222
Christine Shannon - 30
Rene Sinclair - 27
Shelby Smith - 3
Rebecca Smith - 1
Bryce Smith - 5
Monica Solkhon - 1
Malena Solorzano - 1
Rodrigo Sotomayor - 16
Jenna Stanley - 9
Tim Stoll - 51
Kelley Stubbs - 3
Melodie Sulgrove - 1
Seana Taylor - 217
Mary Taylor - 15
Kevin Taylor - 16
Julian Taylor - 17
Erica Taylor - 54
Angela Taylor - 1
Karla Terrell - 2
Michele Thompson - 6
Jason Todd - 24
Andrea Trimble - 55
Sarah Uber - 5
Yael VanGruber - 1
Diane Velez - 18
Debbie Viverito - 132
Rachel Walsh - 2
Nick Walton - 79
Spring Weeks - 9
Clint White - 2
Michael Worley - 164
Martina Worley - 2
Keisha York - 30
Audra Young - 1
Debbie Zurita - 17

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

JP And Associates REALTORS
6136 Frisco Sq Blvd, #200
Frisco, TX
972-375-9448


Other Locations