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Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch of James E. Flanders (circa 1849-1928)

Scope and Content of the collection

Arrangement

Restrictions

Creator (persons):

Administrative Information

References to works about James E. Flanders

Description of Series

Series A: Residences, 1978-2002

Series B: Government Buildings, 1971-2008

Series C: Churches, 1910, 1977-2008

Series D: Commercial Buildings, 1975-1993

Series E: Institutional Buildings, 1977 - 1995

Series F: General Research Materials, 1987-1992

Series G: Digital Files

University of Texas, Alexander Architectural Archive

Jim Willis research collection on James E. Flanders,

1910, 1971-2008



Collection Summary

Creator Flanders, James E.
Creator Willis, Jim
Title Collection on James E. Flanders
Dates 1910, 1971-2008
Abstract James E. Flanders was one of Dallas' earliest architects. This collection contains material on Flanders, assembled by Jim Willis while conducting research for a website. Materials include Willis' correspondence and clippings, copies of historic documents, small historical publications, drawings, and photos about Flanders and his work.
Identification Accession number: FLNDR 2013003
Quantity 2.7 linear feet, 7 boxes (385 items photographic materials, 1 original drawing, 4 blueprints, and 1 CD)
Respository: Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Biographical Sketch of James E. Flanders (circa 1849-1928)

As one of Dallas’ first resident architects, James Edward Flanders was instrumental in shaping the direction and style of architecture in Dallas. His career spanned 55 years and the majority of his projects were located in Dallas and western Texas. His early career began as an apprentice and draughtsman in Chicago, probably around 1870. After the Chicago fire of 1871, Flanders set up his own office and began to work independently. Flanders moved his practice to Minneapolis around 1875. Soon after, he began corresponding with Judge A.B. Norton, the postmaster of Dallas. At that time, Dallas was going through a period of enormous growth, and the city was in need of architects. Norton convinced Flanders to move to Dallas in order to take advantage of the abundant construction opportunities there.

Flanders moved to Dallas in 1876 and started a brief partnership with an established Dallas architect, J.M. Archer. Over the next decade, Flanders designed many of the buildings in the downtown area as well as residences of several prominent members of the community. Flanders married Mary Stafford and they had four children. Flanders' two brothers also moved from Chicago to Dallas, and both were employed by Flanders from time to time. The 1880s were Flanders most prolific years; he continued to focus on commercial and residential buildings, however he expanded his practice by designing buildings throughout West Texas.

In 1887, Flanders moved to San Diego, California, drawn by the booming growth and industry of the town. By 1891, economic growth slowed down drastically, and Flanders moved back to Dallas. For the remainder of his career, Flanders designed primarily schools and churches. In 1913, Flanders retired to southern California. Although retired, he did design and build a few structures that remained under family ownership including the Hotel Dupont (1925) in Hollywood.

There are over 300 buildings attributed to Flanders. The majority of his projects are located in Dallas and West Texas; however, Flanders designed buildings throughout Texas as well as in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and California. Among Flanders’ most notable projects are the first Texas State Fair (1908), Shackelford County Courthouse (1883), Navarro County Courthouse (1905), and the Heard-Craig house in McKinney (1900).

Flanders was also instrumental in the development and elevation of the architectural profession in Texas. He was a charter member of the Texas State Association of Architects and actively fought for the first Texas chapter of the AIA, which started in 1889. Flanders was also an active member of the Scottish Rite of the Masonic Order and designed the original Grand Lodge Temple in Waco (1904) as well as a Masonic Widows and Orphans Home in Fort Worth (1906). Flanders died in Hollywood in 1928.

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Scope and Content of the collection

The records in this collection contain the research and writing of Jim Willis for his website James Edward Flanders; Dallas’ First Architect (http://jameseflanders.homestead.com/). Willis has familial interest in the history of James Flanders; his great-grandfather was Flanders’ brother. These personal reference files were collected over a period from 1971 to 2008. The goal of Willis’ research was to make a comprehensive list of all buildings designed and built by Flanders. Projects include buildings in Texas, Oklahoma, California, and Missouri.

The bulk of the records are copies of historic documents collected from various archives and libraries. Records include: building permits, architectural drawings, correspondence, city directories, postcards, National Register of Historic Places Inventory nomination forms, and news clippings. Some of the sources have limited documentation. Original records include Willis’ correspondence, rough drafts of the website chapters, photographs, negatives, Historical Commission publications, pamphlets, church programs, and news clippings.

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Arrangement

This collection retains the original order created by Jim Willis. The majority of the series are defined by building type: Residences, Government Buildings, Churches, Commercial Buildings, Institutional Buildings, General Research Materials, and Digital Files. Generally one folder is dedicated to one building; a few folders are empty or only contain a note saying the building was not built by Flanders. Folders are not arranged in chronological or alphabetical order.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Access is by appointment only to any serious scholar. Collections stored off site will require a minimum of three days advance notice.

Policies Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasions of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person).

The Alexander Architectural Archive operates in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and regulations, providing unrestricted access to university records not covered by state and federal right to privacy acts.

The Alexander Architectural Archive, The University of Texas Libraries, and The University of Texas at Austin, assume no responsibility for infringement of literary property rights and copyright or for liability to any person for defamation or invasion of privacy that results from a researcher’s use of collections.

Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless The University of Texas at Austin, and their officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of collections held by the libraries. Please alert staff if anything inappropriate is found during research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission for publication is given on behalf of The University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Alexander Architectural Archive's Use Policy.

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Creator (persons):

Flanders, James E.
Willis, Jim

Subjects:

Architecture -- Texas
Architecture -- Texas -- Dallas
Courthouses -- Texas
Fair buildings
Architecture -- California

Document types:

Correspondence
Drafts
Ephemera
Negatives
Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jim Willis research collection on James E. Flanders, Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Processing Information

Collection processed by: Amelia Parks, June 2014

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References to works about James E. Flanders

-- compiled by Amelia Parks

Joan H. Ball, editor, Lost Sherman / presented by Sherman Historical Museum. Sherman, Texas: The Museum, 1981.

McDonald, William Lloyd, Dallas Rediscovered: a Photographic Chronicle of Urban Expansion 1870-1925. Dallas: Dallas Historical Society, 1978.

Wiley, Nancy, The Great State Fair of Texas: an Illustrated History. Dallas: Taylor Pub. Co., 1985.

Willis, Jim, "James Edward Flanders, Dallas' First Architect." Accessed July 8, 2014. http://jameseflanders.homestead.com/

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

 

Series A: Residences, 1978-2002
1 manuscript box, 1 oversize flat box (.25 linear feet textual material, 26 photographic prints, 8 negatives, and 3 slides)

Series Abstract
This series contains material about residential buildings designed by Flanders. The series retains its original order as created by Jim Willis, and each folder is generally dedicated to one building. Most folders follow naming conventions as created by Willis.
box folder
1 1 Residences, general information (includes 1 4x5 in. color print, 3 3.5x5 in. black and white prints),
2 Warren-Crowell residence (1903), 705 Griffith Ave, Terrell, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
3 Flippen, W.H. residence (1883), Ross, Oleander, and Masten streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
4 Schneider, Jules residence (1883), 375 Ross, Dallas, Texas
5-6 Keating, C.A. residence (1883), 215 Juliet, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
7 Bookhouts, John residence (1891), Masten and Caruth Streets, Dallas, Texas
8 Atkins, George residence, Masten and Ross Streets, Dallas, Texas
9 Belo, A.H. residence (not JEF), 921 Ervay, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in black and white print)
10 Field, Tom (JB Wilson) residence (1884), 108 Oleander, Dallas, Texas (includes 2 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 1 35mm black and white negative)
11 Prather, W.H. residence (1886), 103 Ross Ave, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
12 Locke, Dr. L.E. residence (circa 1877), Patterson and Oleander Streets, Dallas, Texas
13 Davis, Alfred residence (circa 1878), Masten and San Jacinto Streets, Dallas, Texas
14 Strain, W.A. residence (1896), 400 E. Pecan, Lancaster, Texas (includes 2 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 2 35mm negatives)
box
7 Strain, W.A. residence (1896), 400 E. Pecan, Lancaster, Texas (4 blueprints, 6 line negatives)
box folder
1 15 Ott, Charles residence (1899), Live Oak and Cantegral Streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 2 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 1 35mm black and white negative)
16 Heard-Craig residence (1900), 205 W. Hunt Street, McKinney, Texas (inlcudes 4 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 3 35mm slides)
17 Overton residence, 403 Griffith, Terrell, Texas
18 Griffith, L.E. residence (1909), 801 First Street, Terrell, Texas (includes 4 black and white contact prints, 4 35mm black and white negatives)
19 Brown, John residence (circa 1905), 509 N. Church, McKinney, Texas (includes 2 3.5x5 in. black and white prints)
20 Padgitt, J.D. residence, Dallas, Texas
21 Flanders, James E. residence (1897), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
22 Flanders, James E. residence (1913), San Diego, California
23 Dupont Hotel, Chauenga Ave, Hollywood, California

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Series B: Government Buildings, 1971-2008
2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize flat box (.5 linear feet textual material, 2 postcards, 17 photographic prints, 35 negatives, 4 slides),

Series Abstract
This series contains material about government buildings, such as courthouses, county records offices, and jails designed by Flanders. The series retains its original order as created by Jim Willis, and generally each folder is dedicated to one building. Most folders follow naming conventions as created by Willis.
box folder
1 24 Government buildings, general information
25 Dallas County Courthouse (1881), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white real photo postcard, 1 35mm black and white negative)
26 Nolan County Courthouse (1883), Sweetwater, Texas
27 Rockwall County Courthouse (1878), Rockwall, Texas
28 Baylor County Courthouse (1884), Seymour, Texas (includes 4 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 6 35mm black and white negatives)
29 Shackelford County Courthouse (1884), Albany, Texas (includes 3 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 7 35mm black and white negatives)
box
7 Shackelford County Courthouse (1884), Albany, Texas (2 line negatives, 3 black and white prints, 1 photocopy)
box folder
1 30 Jack County Courthouse (1885), Jacksboro, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white prints)
box folder
2 1 Stephens County Courthouse (1883), Breckenridge, Texas (includes 1 4x6 in. print, 2 3.5x5 in.black and white prints, 7 35mm black and white negatives)
2 Eastland County Courthouse (1884), Eastland, Texas
3 Wilbarger County Courthouse (1886), Vernon, Texas (includes 2 35mm black and white negatives)
4 Ellis County Courthouse (circa 1887), Waxahachie, Texas
5 Hardeman County Courthouse (unbuilt), Margaret, Texas
6 Tarrant County Courthouse (unbuilt), Fort Worth, Texas
7 Navarro County Courthouse (1905), Corsicana, Texas (includes 1 postcard, 6 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 4 35mm slides, and 12 35mm black and white negatives)
box
7 Navarro County Courthouse (1905), Corsicana, Texas, architectural drawings (6 photocopies) [oversized]
box folder
2 8 Potter County Courthouse (1904), 501 S. Taylor, Amarillo, Texas
9 Dallas County Records Building (1884), Jefferson and Commerce Streets, Dallas, Texas
10 Ellis County Records Building (1885), Waxahachie, Texas
11 Kaufman County jail (1885), Terrell, Texas
12 Potter County jail (1906), 501 S. Taylor, Amarillo, Texas
13 Haskell County Courthouse, Haskell, Texas

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Series C: Churches, 1910, 1977-2008
3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize flat box (1 linear foot textual material, 1 original drawing, 2 postcards, 102 photographic prints, 133 negatives)

Series Abstract
This series contains material about religious buildings designed by Flanders. The series retains its original order as created by Jim Willis, and each folder is gererally dedicated to one building. Following naming conventions as created by Willis, some of the folders use the current church names while others use the historic church name, .
box folder
2 14 Churches, general information
15 First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Main Street Presbyterian, Honey Grove, Texas (includes 10 3.5x5 in. black, white prints and 10 35mm black and white negatives)
16 Trinity Methodist Episcopal (1903), Pearl Street and McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas
box
7 Trinity Methodist Episcopal (1903), Pearl Street and McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas (original drawing on board, 1974)
box folder
2 17 First United Methodist Episcopal South (1900), 503 W. College Street, Terrell, Texas (includes 11 4x5 color prints, 2 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 10 60mm negatives)
18 Travis Street Methodist Episcopal Church South (1909), Travis and Mulberry Streets, Sherman, Texas
19 Central Christian (1905), 401 S. Travis Street, Sherman, Texas (includes 11 black and white contact prints, 7 35mm black and white negatives, 5 60mm black and white negatives)
20 St. John's Methodist Episcopal Church South (1910), S. Ferguson Street, Stamford, Texas (includes 1 2.5x3.5 in. print, 3 3.5x5 in. black and white photo prints, 5 35mm black and white negatives)
21 McKenzie Methodist Episcopal Church South (circa 1910), 7th and Pecan, Honey Grove, Texas (includes 9 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 12 35mm black and white negatives)
22 First Temple Emanu-El (1877), Field and Commerce Streets, Dallas, Texas
23 First Baptist Church (1886), Walnut and Key at Third Street, Lampasas, Texas (includes 1 4x6 in. black and white photo mechanical transfer)
24 Central Christian Church (1899), Greenville, Texas
box folder
3 1 First United Methodist (1901), McKinney, Texas (includes 1 8x10 in. black and white contact sheet, 3 3.5x5 in. black and white photo prints, 12 60mm negatives)
2 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1903), Farmersville, Texas
3 Methodist Episcopal Church South, E. Church Street, Clarksville, Texas (includes 1 postcard)
4 Mallalieu Methodist Episcopal Church (1909), 2200 N. Haskell, Dallas, Texas (includes 7 3.5x5 in. prints, 9 35mm negatives)
5 Methodist Epsicopal Church South (1903), Bryan, Texas
6 First Baptist Church (1896), Palo Pinto and Alamo, Weatherford, Texas (includes 1 postcard, 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
7 First Presbyterian Church (1882), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
8 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1904), 115 Mt. Pleasant, Pittsburg, Texas (includes 4 3.5x5 in. black and white prints)
9 Methodist Episcopal Church South (circa 1910), 102 E. Main, Rosebud, Texas
10 Methodist Epicsopal Church South (1911), Hubbard, Texas (includes 11 3.5x5 in.black and white prints)
11 Methodist Epicsopal Church South (1904), Colley and Lovers Lane, Athens, Texas
12 Methodist Episcopal (1904), Church Street, Royse City, Texas (includes 8 4x6 in. prints, 7 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 10 35mm negatives)
13 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1905), Groesbeck, Texas
14 Evening Chapel, Christian Methodist Episcopal (circa 1908), Dallas, Texas
15 St.Paul United Methodist, (1909), N. Fifth and Beech Streets, Abilene, Texas
16 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1912), Mesquite and Mann Streets, Corpus Christi, Texas
17 Methodist Episcopal Church South, (1910), Pilot Point, Texas
18 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1910), Pease and Deaf Smith Streets, Vernon, Texas (includes 3 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 5 35mm black and white negatives)
19 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1910), Wichita Falls, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
20 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1909), Anson, Texas (includes 5 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 5 35mm black and white negatives)
21 Ervay Street Methodist (circa 1908), Ervay and South Boulevard, Dallas, Texas
box folder
4 1 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1915), Bowie, Texas
2 Seventh Street Methodist Church (circa 1914), 700 S. Seventh Street, Temple, Texas
3 First Methodist Church (circa 1905), N. Main and Willingham Streets, Cleburne, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
4 St. Andrews (circa 1904), Missouri and Annie Streets, Fort Worth, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 8x10 contact sheet, 36 35mm black and white negatives)
5 First United Methodist Church (1910), 411 Coleman Street, Marlin, Texas (inlcudes 15 3.5x5 in. prints, 16 35mm negatives)
6 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1903), State Line Street, Texarkana, Texas
7 Eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Church South (1904), W. Eleventh and S.Twentieth Streeets, Corsicana, Texas
8 Methodist Episcopal Church South (First United Methodist) (circa 1909), 301 W. Jefferson, Mangum, Oklahoma (inlcudes 2 3.5x5 in.black and white prints, 2 35mm black and white negatives)
9 Methodist Church (1911), Lancaster, Texas
10 Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (circa 1900), Fourth and Fifteenth Streets, Corsicana, Texas (inlcudes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
11 Methodist Episcopal Church South and Parsonage? (1907), Polk and Eighth Streets, Amarillo, Texas
12 First Presbyterian Church, Denison, Texas
13 First Cumberland Presbyterian (circa 1898), Harwood and Commerce Streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
14 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1905), Waxahachie, Texas
15 First Baptist (1905), Pittsburg, Texas
16 Presbyterian (1907), 351 N. Pearl Street, Comanche, Texas
17 First Presbyterian (1897), 2000 W. White Street, McKinney, Texas
18 Methodist Episcopal Church South (circa 1903), Vernon, Texas
19 East Dallas Christian Church (1912), Peak and Junius Streets, Dallas, Texas
20 First Christian Church (1897), McKinney, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
21 Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church (1907), Dallas, Texas
22 Methodist Church (1905), Chickasha, Oklahoma
23 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1906), San Angelo, Texas
24 First Christian (1911), Fulton, Missouri
25 Methodist Episcopal Church South (1907), 313 N. Center, Arlington, Texas
26 First Baptist Church, Winnsboro, Texas
27 St. James Episcopal (1878), 413 Olive Street, Texarkana, Texas
28 Church of the Incarnation Episcopal (1902), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
29 Waples Methodist Episcopal Church South (1899), Denison, Texas

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Series D: Commercial Buildings, 1975-1993
2 boxes (.25 linear feet textual material, 16 items photographic material)

Series Abstract
This series contains material about commercial buildings, such as banks, hotels, and offices designed by Flanders. The series retains its original order as created by Jim Willis, and each folder is generally dedicated to one building. Most folders follow naming conventions as created by Willis.
box folder
4 30 Commercial Buildings, general information (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
31 Binkley Hotel (1877), W. Travis Street, Sherman, Texas
32 Flippen, Adoue & Lobit Bank (circa 1880), Elm and Poydras Streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
33 Oliver & Griggs Bank (circa 1883), 733 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas
34 Schneider & Davis Grocer (circa 1878), 514 and 516 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas
35 Getzendaner & Ferris Bank (1879), Waxahachie, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and whiteprint, 6 35mm slides)
36 Grand Windsor Hotel Annex (1885), Dallas, Texas (includes 2 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
37 (Gaston Building) Merchants Exchange (1884), Commerce and S. Lamar, Dallas, Texas
38 Gould Building (T & P Railway) (1885), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
box folder
5 1 Cockrell Building (1885), Main and Field Streets, Dallas, Texas
2 Opera House, McKinney, Texas
3 Williams & Hindman Building (circa 1887), Dallas, Texas
4 Flanders Apartments (1916), Chauenga Avenue, Hollywood, California
5 Bookhouts, John Building (circa 1886), Dallas, Texas
6 Los Flanders Apartments (circa 1909), Jackson and Pearl Streets, Dallas, Texas
7 Middleton Brothers Building (1892), Main and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
8 Arcade Building (1885), Elm Street, Dallas, Texas
9 Murphy-Bolanz Land & Loan Company (1885), 255 Main Street, Dallas, Texas
10 Caven Building, Dallas, Texas
11 Newspaper Union Building, Dallas, Texas
12 Bazaar Block, Dallas, Texas
13 Thompson Brothers Building (circa 1890), 1018 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas

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Series E: Institutional Buildings, 1977 - 1995
2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize flat box (.3 linear feet textual material, 22 photographic prints, 17 negatives)

Series Abstract
This series retains its original title as called by Jim Willis. Institutional buildings refer to schools, Masonic Temples and other buildings, and buildings in Texas' first state fair. Most folders follow naming conventions as created by Willis.
box folder
5 14 Institutional Buildings, general information
15 Masonic Grand Lodge (1904), Waco, Texas (inlcudes 3 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 1 5x7 black and white print, 3 60mm black and white negatives)
box
7 Masonic Grand Lodge (1904), Waco, Texas, reproductions of architectural drawings (1 velox, 2 line negatives)
box folder
5 16 Trinity University Campus, Texas Hall (1890), College and Westminister Streets, Tehuacana, Texas (inlcudes 4 3.5x5 in. black and whiteprints, 8 3.5x5 in. prints, 9 35mm negatives)
17 State Fair Buildings (1886), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
18 Columbian School (1893), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. print, 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
19 Alamo School (1893), Dallas, Texas
20 San Jacinto School (1891), San Jacinto and Washington streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 35mm negative)
21 Central High School (1893), E. 10th and Patton Streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
22 State Fair, Entrance Gate and Office Building, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
box
7 State Fair, Entrance Gate and Office Building, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas (1 11x14 black and white/sepia photo print)
box folder
5 23 State Fair, Exhibits Building (1906), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
24 State Fair, Coliseum (1910), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
25 Masonic Temple (1909), 107 S. Main street, Bryan, Texas (inlcludes 1 8x10 black and white print)
26 Masonic Widows and Orphans Home, Boys Annex (circa 1906), Fort Worth, Texas
27 Masonic Temple (1878), Dallas, Texas
28 Masonic Widows and Orphans Home, Auditorium (1905), Fort Worth, Texas
box folder
6 1 Groesbeck High School, Groesbeck, Texas
2 Public School, Texarkana, Texas

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Series F: General Research Materials, 1987-1992
1 manuscript box (.4 linear feet textual material)

Series Abstract
This series contains research material that does not directly relate to a particular building. Material in this series includes: copies of Flanders' correspondence, bibliographic information, copies of historic city directories, and copies of historic documents. The series retains its original order and naming conventions as created by Jim Willis.
box folder
6 2 Research, primary sources
3 Research, National Register of Historic Places
4 Research, possible James E. Flanders
5 Research, Dallas Rediscovered: A Photographic Chronicle of Urban Expansion 1870-1925, photocopies
6 Research, Dallas Blue Book and Social Record listings
7 Research, professional organizations
8 Society of Architectural Historians
9 Biographical, contemporary architects of James E. Flanders
10 Biographical, James E. Flanders as a Mason
11 Biographical, interview with James E. Flanders, The Dallas Morning News, November 15, 1925
12 Biographical, City Directory, Dallas, Texas
13 [Notes and Lists of Building Permits]
14 Biographical, City Directory, Los Angeles, California
15 Biographical, newspaper clippings
16 Biographical, family documents
17 Biographical, City Directory, Chicago, Illinois
18 Research material relating to Chicago (including 4 3.5x5 in. black and white photo prints)

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Series G: Digital Files

Series Abstract
All digital files are contained on one CD. The CD is 205.6MB and consists of 469 jpg files, 85 db and ini files, and one windows document. The majority of the files are images that Willis used for his website and research. The images are of historic documents and Flanders buildings.
box
media 2013-03-01_1257 [CD]

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