Monday, June 2, 2008

Dodson House Historical Marker Dedication

We value our heritage and our history in Farmers Branch.

Saturday night was the unveiling of a new Historical Marker at the Dodson House in our Historical Park. This house was the residence of William Dodson, the first Mayor of Farmers Branch. The house was built in 1937.

In January of 1946, William Dodson learned that the City of Dallas planned to annex the Farmers Branch community, and he and his neighbors circulated a petition for a local incorporation election. Citizens voted their approval, and the City of Farmers Branch was born, and Mr. Dodson was elected the first Mayor. Three of the very first City Council meetings were held in the Dodson House.

Maude Dodson, William's wife, lived in the home until 1983, before donating it to the City to become the core of what is now the Historical Park.

Great work by our Historical Preservation and Restoration Board to secure the Historical Marker, and in putting on a great event.

More pictures of the event can be found here.


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