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1895
Added March 19, 2004:
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Deeds.

     Texas & Pacific Railroad to M. F. Bradshaw, September 24, 1894, lots 1 and 2, block 25, of Grand Prairie, $100.

- January 10, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 5.
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Added March 28, 2004:
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Deeds.

     T. J. Briggs et al. to Oliver Ford, January 3, 1895, lots 3 and 4, block 9 of Grand Prairie, $100.

- February 5, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1.
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Added April 5, 2004:
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Deeds.

     G. H. McGlasson and wife to S. S. Tullas [Tullos?], January 14, 1895, lots 1 and 2, block 9, of Grand Prairie, $300.
     Texas & Pacific railroad to S. S. Tullos, October 4, 1894, lot 1, block 3, of Grand Prairie, $50.

- February 26, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 4-5.
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Added April 13, 2004:
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Releases.

     R. S. Gilbert to R. W. Watson, March 20, 1895, lots 1, 2 and 3, block 22, of Grand Prairie.

- March 22, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1.
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Added May 5, 2004:
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Deeds.

     Texas & Pacific Railway to Ella S. Irvin, March 5, 1895, lots 2, 3, 4 and 5, block 3, Grand Prairie, $160.

- April 13, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 2-3.
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1906
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS

     Geo. N. Doyal to T. L. Badgett, lots 11, 12, 13 and 14, block 4, also east end of lot 1, block 16, 50x118 1/2 feet, of town of Grand Prairie, $1350.

- June 28, 1906, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 12, col. 2.
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1941
Future Home of Defense Worker
in Robin Hood Park

Shown above is a drawing of one of the 155 low-cost houses which will be erected in Robin Hood Park, a privately-financed housing colony for defense workers, near Grand Prairie. The colony, which will be erected at a cost of $485,000, adjoins Avion Village, the federal housing colony for workers at North American Aviation factory. It lies within walking distance of the N. A. A. plant, Mountain Creek Lake, a school, and a shopping village. Its 155 houses will be sold to defense workers of payments of about $25 a month, under the FHA-insured loan plan.


NEW $485,000
HOUSING UNIT
IS ANNOUNCED

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PRIVATELY FINANCED COL-
ONY WILL CARE FOR N. A. A.
PLANT WORKERS

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155 DWELLINGS SLATED
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FHA Agrees to Insure Loans on
Small Residences in Addition to
Be Called Robin Hood Park

     Construction of Robin Hood Park, a $485,000 privately financed housing colony for workers in defense industries, will be started Monday on a forty-acre site near Grand Prairie and the North American Aviation factory, Roscoe DeWitt, Dallas architect and developer of the project, announced Saturday.
     The colony, the first large-scale defense housing project to be financed with private capital in Dallas County, will contain 155 four and five-room dwellings, to be sold at $3,300 and $3,550 under FHA loan plan.
     Mr. DeWitt made the announcement after the Federal Housing Administration approved the project and agreed to insure loans on the houses. The houses will be sold on monthly payments, as low as $25.
     The forty-acre colony will adjoin Avion Village, the federal low-rent housing colony, on the east. It will be within walking distance of North American Aviation factory and Mountain Creek Lake, a fishing and boating resort.

Designed for Texas.
     Seven types of semi-colonial and Texas ranch-style houses will be erected in the colony. Each will be designed for the Texas climate, in order that it will be warm during the winter and cool during the summer, when Texans enjoy outside living.
     Each house will possess kitchens with built-in cabinets and tile drainboards; a garage, which, in most cases, will be connected to the dwelling; ample closet and storage facilities, sheetrock and textone walls, asphalt tile floors, which eliminate the need for rugs, and bathrooms with composition wainscoting.
     A novel feature is the inclusion in each house of one bedroom with an outside door. Mr. DeWitt explained that this design was adopted because so many of the younger couples might desire to rent a room in their home.

Streets to Be Paved.
     All streets in the addition will be paved and provided with curbs and gutters. All houses and parkways will be landscaped with shrubbery and trees.
     The colony lies only two blocks from a school, which is being erected by Grand Prairie. It is near the Avion Village community house and athletic field and a shopping village, which, soon will be erected by DeWitt.
     Each house will have all utility lines and the colony soon will be annexed by Grand Prairie.
     The project will be developed by the Robin Hood Realty Company. Mr. DeWitt is president of the firm, and his son, E. A. DeWitt, is secretary-treasurer.
     Among the contractors who will construct the colony are W. G. Cullum & Co., O'Neal Construction Company and Sira-Reeves-Boedeker.

- December 7, 1941, Dallas Daily Times Herald,
Sec. II, p. 1, col. 1; continued on p. 3, col. 2.
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