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

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.
Persons:
George Sprau
Annie Sprau
Places:
Swiss Avenue Historic District (Dallas, Tex.)
Subjects:
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.

Accruals

No future accruals are expected.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Abstracts of Title



 
Box Folder
1 2 Estate of Annie Sprau



 
Box Folder
1 3 Estate of George Sprau



 
Box Folder
1 4 Tax Statements/ Tax Returns



 
Box Folder
1 5 Mortgage



 
Box Folder
1 6 Clubs



 
Box Folder
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



 
Box Folder
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



 
Box Folder
1 13 Miscellaneous



 
Box Folder
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.