Fretz, Emil 1973-07-11

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Emil Fretz discusses his grandfather and namesake, Emil Fretz, and the development of the Dallas parks.

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Interviewee Name: Emil Fretz

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Date: July 11, 1973

Location: Dallas, Texas


Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Talks about his grandfather Emil Fretz Brief background of grandfather given, Grandfather's role in development of park department discussed, Recalls former superintendent of park department, Comments on L. B. Houston's administration of park department, Describes his grandfather as a person, Developments in real estate noted, Explains development of real estate around parks, Former park director remembered, Comments on some parks in Dallas, City Park was social place, Began declining in 1930s, Discusses friends of his grandfather.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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