Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 21-07

Accession Number: 0607-101

Item(s): Photocopy of a scrapbook kept by the project architect during the construction of the City of Irving Civic Center, 1969-1976.

Producer: Jim Scoggins        

Donor: Jim Scoggins

Date Received: May 1, 2007 

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives, Irving Public Library.


     The file contains a photocopy of a scrapbook kept by architect Jim Scoggins during the development and construction of the Irving Civic Center, 1969-1976. The scrapbook is made up, primarily, of newspaper articles from the Irving newspaper. The groundbreaking for the project occurred June 5, 1974. The architects for the project were Grogan/Scoggins and Associates and the general contracting firm was Frank J. Rooney General Contractors of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The building is four-stories and a basement, constituting 117,400 sq. ft. The cost of the building was $5 million. The Civic Center was dedicated on August 1, 1976.