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Dallas Heritage Village (Old City Park)

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1876. 1717 Gano St.

The springs on land owned by Edward C. Browder provided water for early city and railroad needs. In 1876, the city acquired ten acres near the springs for a city park, with the nine acres of Browder Springs added in 1885. The park grounds were improved over the years with leisure facilities, including a miniature zoo, fountains, bandstand, greenhouses, tennis courts, and a playground. The Dallas County Heritage Society was authorized in 1966 to improve the park as the Dallas Heritage Village, an outdoor museum. Thirty-seven historic structures relocated here from around North Texas include furnishings, tools, and photo collections displayed in an 1860 farmstead, along with a country school, several Queen Anne houses, and false-front commercial buildings, making the park the largest collection of buildings and artifacts in the state.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Dallas Heritage Village (Old City Park)", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 181-181.

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