Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Picard Home Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Previous owners of 5610 Swiss Avenue, but predominantly Sprau, George and Annie
Title: Picard Home Collection
Dates: 1926 - 2002
Dates: 1926-1936 (bulk dates)
Abstract: Owners Steven and Gail Picard donated the collection in 2004 after discovering the materials in the house.
Accession No.: MA 04-5
Quantity: .5 (1 Box) cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St  Dallas, TX 75201

Scope and Contents

This collection provides a good record of the ownership and financial history of the house at 5610 Swiss Avenue, particularly while it was owned by the Sprau's. The collection also contains about twenty photos of the house before it was renovated in the mid-1970s.


Restrictions on Access

Photocopying of the collection is allowed at the discretion of the archivist.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
George Sprau
Annie Sprau
Swiss Avenue Historic District (Dallas, Tex.)
Texas - Historic Houses

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA04-5 Picard Home Collection, Texas/ Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gail and Steve Picard in July 2004.


No future accruals are expected.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Abstracts of Title

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1 2 Estate of Annie Sprau

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1 3 Estate of George Sprau

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1 4 Tax Statements/ Tax Returns

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1 5 Mortgage

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1 6 Clubs

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1 7 Promotional
Includes brochures on the house and a small article on the history of the house.

Box Folder
1 8 Obituary of Annie Sprau

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1 9 Correspondence and Notes

Box Folder
1 10 Insurance Pamphlets

Box Folder
1 11 Blueprints
11 Lawn Sprinkler System Blueprints
11 Survey Plat

Box Folder
1 12 Miscellaneous Home Documents

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1 13 Miscellaneous

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1 14 Photos (color)

Box Folder
1 15 Photos (b & w)
Contains approximately twenty photos of the house before it was renovated in the mid to late 1970s.