This settlement was originally
called Breckenridge before the American Civil War. This
small Texas town grew around a new train station on the
T&NO Railroad when it was built through the area way
back in 1872; it was later renamed for a railroad
official.Richardson remained a rural village until it was
greatly affected by the enormous growth of nearby Dallas. Richardson is so close that it is only
distinguishable from Dallas by its city limit markers.
Oriental Shopping District-
Exotic potpourri of Oriental
products can be found in retail shops, markets and
restaurants in city's old downtown area east of U.S. 75
along Greenville between Polk and Arapaho.
Commercial sausage-making firm
maintains a showcase farm and small museum with old-time
blacksmith shop, farm kitchen, antiques and vintage
sausage-making equipment. Belgian horses, Shetlands, and
small farm animals. Miss Belle's Place, a two-story
farmhouse, c. 1887, one of oldest houses in Richardson is
furnished to reflect turn-of-the-century era when house
contained a private school conducted by Miss Belle. Tours
of the farm Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m.
- 1 p.m. On Texas 5, 2 miles NE of intersection with U.S.
Wineburgh Philatelic Research
Stamp hobbyists will find "The
Language of Philately" display panels intriguing,
along with stamp collection exhibits and over 18,000
books and journals. In Eugene McDermott Library,
University of Texas at Dallas. 2601 N. Floyd Rd.