Carol and Trudi Hallaran Collection

Summary: The Turner and Dingee store in Downtown Fort Worth was founded in 1878 by J. K. Turner and Mr. McClure. A few years later, Henry L. Dingee bought out McClure's interest and gave the store its name. The main store was originally located at 502 Houston Street, and later moved to 800 West Seventh Street. After over a century of service, the store closed its doors in 1984 following the death of the store's proprietor of roughly 60 years Lloyd Hallaran. The materials in this collection include photographs, business records, ledgers, and newspaper clippings. Some of these materials relate to the celebration of Turner and Dingee's 100th birthday in 1978.


View the Carol and Trudi Hallaran image gallery.

Interior view of Turner and Dingee Store, circa 1933-1935

Pictured: Interior view of Turner and Dingee Store, circa 1933-1935


  • Cabinet Cards, undated, 1923
  • Lloyd Hallaran photographs, 1984
  • Photographs and Postcard of Turner and Dingee store, undated, 1923, circa 1933-1935, 1971, 1984, 1986
  • Oversized Cabinet Cards, 1902

Business Records

  • Stock Certificate Book, undated, 1924, 1927, 1941-1944, 1953
  • Standard Corporation Record Book, 1924-1976
  • Newspaper advertisements, undated, 1898, 1900, 1932, 1962, 1973, 1977, 1984
  • Turner and Dingee's Centennial Celebration - newspaper clippings, photographs, a disbound scrapbook, Tarrant County Historical Commission correspondence, and Commissioner's Court agenda , 1978
  • Ledger, 1937-1984
  • Biographical information on Kenneth L. Wickett and Henry L. Dingee Jr.


  • Poetry about Turner and Dingee Store by Rita Kennedy, undated
  • "The Hallarans: Thoughts in rhyme and verse, Some good Some - Worse" by Kenneth L. Wickett, undated, 1968