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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
Dates1910, 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:FLNDR 2013003
Quantity:2.7 linear feet, 7 boxes (385 items photographic materials, 1 original drawing, 4 blueprints, and 1 CD)
Respository:Alexander Architectural Archives, 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's First Architect (http://jameseflanders.homestead.com/). Willis has familial interest in the history of James Flanders; his great-grandfather was Flanders's brother. These personal reference files were collected over a period from 1971 to 2008. The goal of Willis's 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's 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

Policies Governing Use and Access

This collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using archival materials. As all or portions of this collection may be housed off-site, advance notice of at least three working days is required for retrieval. Certain items may require additional time for flattening or humidifying before they can be viewed. Access is by appointment only. Please contact the archives' reference staff for further information.

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 Archives operate 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 Archives, 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.

Copyright interests in this collection may not have been transferred to the University of Texas. Researchers assume full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Additionally, the public use of material must be cited. See citation information below.

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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

Citation

Jim Willis research collection on James E. Flanders, Alexander Architectural Archives, 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.
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11Residences, general information (includes 1 4x5 in. color print, 3 3.5x5 in. black and white prints),
2Warren-Crowell residence (1903), 705 Griffith Ave, Terrell, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
3Flippen, W.H. residence (1883), Ross, Oleander, and Masten streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
4Schneider, Jules residence (1883), 375 Ross, Dallas, Texas
5-6Keating, C.A. residence (1883), 215 Juliet, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
7Bookhouts, John residence (1891), Masten and Caruth Streets, Dallas, Texas
8Atkins, George residence, Masten and Ross Streets, Dallas, Texas
9Belo, A.H. residence (not JEF), 921 Ervay, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in black and white print)
10Field, Tom (JB Wilson) residence (1884), 108 Oleander, Dallas, Texas (includes 2 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 1 35mm black and white negative)
11Prather, W.H. residence (1886), 103 Ross Ave, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
12Locke, Dr. L.E. residence (circa 1877), Patterson and Oleander Streets, Dallas, Texas
13Davis, Alfred residence (circa 1878), Masten and San Jacinto Streets, Dallas, Texas
14Strain, W.A. residence (1896), 400 E. Pecan, Lancaster, Texas (includes 2 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 2 35mm negatives)
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7Strain, W.A. residence (1896), 400 E. Pecan, Lancaster, Texas (4 blueprints, 6 line negatives)
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115Ott, 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)
16Heard-Craig residence (1900), 205 W. Hunt Street, McKinney, Texas (inlcudes 4 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 3 35mm slides)
17Overton residence, 403 Griffith, Terrell, Texas
18Griffith, L.E. residence (1909), 801 First Street, Terrell, Texas (includes 4 black and white contact prints, 4 35mm black and white negatives)
19Brown, John residence (circa 1905), 509 N. Church, McKinney, Texas (includes 2 3.5x5 in. black and white prints)
20Padgitt, J.D. residence, Dallas, Texas
21Flanders, James E. residence (1897), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
22Flanders, James E. residence (1913), San Diego, California
23Dupont 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.
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124Government buildings, general information
25Dallas County Courthouse (1881), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white real photo postcard, 1 35mm black and white negative)
26Nolan County Courthouse (1883), Sweetwater, Texas
27Rockwall County Courthouse (1878), Rockwall, Texas
28Baylor County Courthouse (1884), Seymour, Texas (includes 4 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 6 35mm black and white negatives)
29Shackelford County Courthouse (1884), Albany, Texas (includes 3 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 7 35mm black and white negatives)
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7Shackelford County Courthouse (1884), Albany, Texas (2 line negatives, 3 black and white prints, 1 photocopy)
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130Jack County Courthouse (1885), Jacksboro, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white prints)
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21Stephens County Courthouse (1883), Breckenridge, Texas (includes 1 4x6 in. print, 2 3.5x5 in.black and white prints, 7 35mm black and white negatives)
2Eastland County Courthouse (1884), Eastland, Texas
3Wilbarger County Courthouse (1886), Vernon, Texas (includes 2 35mm black and white negatives)
4Ellis County Courthouse (circa 1887), Waxahachie, Texas
5Hardeman County Courthouse (unbuilt), Margaret, Texas
6Tarrant County Courthouse (unbuilt), Fort Worth, Texas
7Navarro 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)
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7Navarro County Courthouse (1905), Corsicana, Texas, architectural drawings (6 photocopies) [oversized]
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28Potter County Courthouse (1904), 501 S. Taylor, Amarillo, Texas
9Dallas County Records Building (1884), Jefferson and Commerce Streets, Dallas, Texas
10Ellis County Records Building (1885), Waxahachie, Texas
11Kaufman County jail (1885), Terrell, Texas
12Potter County jail (1906), 501 S. Taylor, Amarillo, Texas
13Haskell 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, .
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214Churches, general information
15First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Main Street Presbyterian, Honey Grove, Texas (includes 10 3.5x5 in. black, white prints and 10 35mm black and white negatives)
16Trinity Methodist Episcopal (1903), Pearl Street and McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas
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7Trinity Methodist Episcopal (1903), Pearl Street and McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas (original drawing on board, 1974)
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217First 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)
18Travis Street Methodist Episcopal Church South (1909), Travis and Mulberry Streets, Sherman, Texas
19Central 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)
20St. 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)
21McKenzie 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)
22First Temple Emanu-El (1877), Field and Commerce Streets, Dallas, Texas
23First Baptist Church (1886), Walnut and Key at Third Street, Lampasas, Texas (includes 1 4x6 in. black and white photo mechanical transfer)
24Central Christian Church (1899), Greenville, Texas
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31First 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)
2Methodist Episcopal Church South (1903), Farmersville, Texas
3Methodist Episcopal Church South, E. Church Street, Clarksville, Texas (includes 1 postcard)
4Mallalieu Methodist Episcopal Church (1909), 2200 N. Haskell, Dallas, Texas (includes 7 3.5x5 in. prints, 9 35mm negatives)
5Methodist Epsicopal Church South (1903), Bryan, Texas
6First Baptist Church (1896), Palo Pinto and Alamo, Weatherford, Texas (includes 1 postcard, 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
7First Presbyterian Church (1882), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
8Methodist Episcopal Church South (1904), 115 Mt. Pleasant, Pittsburg, Texas (includes 4 3.5x5 in. black and white prints)
9Methodist Episcopal Church South (circa 1910), 102 E. Main, Rosebud, Texas
10Methodist Epicsopal Church South (1911), Hubbard, Texas (includes 11 3.5x5 in.black and white prints)
11Methodist Epicsopal Church South (1904), Colley and Lovers Lane, Athens, Texas
12Methodist Episcopal (1904), Church Street, Royse City, Texas (includes 8 4x6 in. prints, 7 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 10 35mm negatives)
13Methodist Episcopal Church South (1905), Groesbeck, Texas
14Evening Chapel, Christian Methodist Episcopal (circa 1908), Dallas, Texas
15St.Paul United Methodist, (1909), N. Fifth and Beech Streets, Abilene, Texas
16Methodist Episcopal Church South (1912), Mesquite and Mann Streets, Corpus Christi, Texas
17Methodist Episcopal Church South, (1910), Pilot Point, Texas
18Methodist 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)
19Methodist Episcopal Church South (1910), Wichita Falls, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
20Methodist Episcopal Church South (1909), Anson, Texas (includes 5 3.5x5 in. black and white prints, 5 35mm black and white negatives)
21Ervay Street Methodist (circa 1908), Ervay and South Boulevard, Dallas, Texas
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41Methodist Episcopal Church South (1915), Bowie, Texas
2Seventh Street Methodist Church (circa 1914), 700 S. Seventh Street, Temple, Texas
3First Methodist Church (circa 1905), N. Main and Willingham Streets, Cleburne, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
4St. 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)
5First United Methodist Church (1910), 411 Coleman Street, Marlin, Texas (inlcudes 15 3.5x5 in. prints, 16 35mm negatives)
6Methodist Episcopal Church South (1903), State Line Street, Texarkana, Texas
7Eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Church South (1904), W. Eleventh and S.Twentieth Streeets, Corsicana, Texas
8Methodist 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)
9Methodist Church (1911), Lancaster, Texas
10Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (circa 1900), Fourth and Fifteenth Streets, Corsicana, Texas (inlcudes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
11Methodist Episcopal Church South and Parsonage? (1907), Polk and Eighth Streets, Amarillo, Texas
12First Presbyterian Church, Denison, Texas
13First 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)
14Methodist Episcopal Church South (1905), Waxahachie, Texas
15First Baptist (1905), Pittsburg, Texas
16Presbyterian (1907), 351 N. Pearl Street, Comanche, Texas
17First Presbyterian (1897), 2000 W. White Street, McKinney, Texas
18Methodist Episcopal Church South (circa 1903), Vernon, Texas
19East Dallas Christian Church (1912), Peak and Junius Streets, Dallas, Texas
20First Christian Church (1897), McKinney, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
21Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church (1907), Dallas, Texas
22Methodist Church (1905), Chickasha, Oklahoma
23Methodist Episcopal Church South (1906), San Angelo, Texas
24First Christian (1911), Fulton, Missouri
25Methodist Episcopal Church South (1907), 313 N. Center, Arlington, Texas
26First Baptist Church, Winnsboro, Texas
27St. James Episcopal (1878), 413 Olive Street, Texarkana, Texas
28Church of the Incarnation Episcopal (1902), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
29Waples 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.
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430Commercial Buildings, general information (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
31Binkley Hotel (1877), W. Travis Street, Sherman, Texas
32Flippen, Adoue & Lobit Bank (circa 1880), Elm and Poydras Streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
33Oliver & Griggs Bank (circa 1883), 733 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas
34Schneider & Davis Grocer (circa 1878), 514 and 516 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas
35Getzendaner & Ferris Bank (1879), Waxahachie, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and whiteprint, 6 35mm slides)
36Grand 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
38Gould Building (T & P Railway) (1885), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
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51Cockrell Building (1885), Main and Field Streets, Dallas, Texas
2Opera House, McKinney, Texas
3Williams & Hindman Building (circa 1887), Dallas, Texas
4Flanders Apartments (1916), Chauenga Avenue, Hollywood, California
5Bookhouts, John Building (circa 1886), Dallas, Texas
6Los Flanders Apartments (circa 1909), Jackson and Pearl Streets, Dallas, Texas
7Middleton Brothers Building (1892), Main and Ervay Streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
8Arcade Building (1885), Elm Street, Dallas, Texas
9Murphy-Bolanz Land & Loan Company (1885), 255 Main Street, Dallas, Texas
10Caven Building, Dallas, Texas
11Newspaper Union Building, Dallas, Texas
12Bazaar Block, Dallas, Texas
13Thompson 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.
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514Institutional Buildings, general information
15Masonic 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)
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7Masonic Grand Lodge (1904), Waco, Texas, reproductions of architectural drawings (1 velox, 2 line negatives)
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516Trinity 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)
17State Fair Buildings (1886), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
18Columbian School (1893), Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. print, 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print, 1 35mm black and white negative)
19Alamo School (1893), Dallas, Texas
20San Jacinto School (1891), San Jacinto and Washington streets, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 35mm negative)
21Central 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)
22State Fair, Entrance Gate and Office Building, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas (includes 1 3.5x5 in. black and white print)
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7State Fair, Entrance Gate and Office Building, Fair Park, Dallas, Texas (1 11x14 black and white/sepia photo print)
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523State Fair, Exhibits Building (1906), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
24State Fair, Coliseum (1910), Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
25Masonic Temple (1909), 107 S. Main street, Bryan, Texas (inlcludes 1 8x10 black and white print)
26Masonic Widows and Orphans Home, Boys Annex (circa 1906), Fort Worth, Texas
27Masonic Temple (1878), Dallas, Texas
28Masonic Widows and Orphans Home, Auditorium (1905), Fort Worth, Texas
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61Groesbeck High School, Groesbeck, Texas
2Public 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.
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62Research, primary sources
3Research, National Register of Historic Places
4Research, possible James E. Flanders
5Research, Dallas Rediscovered: A Photographic Chronicle of Urban Expansion 1870-1925, photocopies
6Research, Dallas Blue Book and Social Record listings
7Research, professional organizations
8Society of Architectural Historians
9Biographical, contemporary architects of James E. Flanders
10Biographical, James E. Flanders as a Mason
11Biographical, interview with James E. Flanders, The Dallas Morning News, November 15, 1925
12Biographical, City Directory, Dallas, Texas
13[Notes and Lists of Building Permits]
14Biographical, City Directory, Los Angeles, California
15Biographical, newspaper clippings
16Biographical, family documents
17Biographical, City Directory, Chicago, Illinois
18Research 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.
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media2013-03-01_1257 [CD]

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