History

Continuing the Tradition of the Vilbig Family in Dallas Business since 1886

Vilbig Brothers Construction Company, founded in 1886. built the foundations (literally) of some of Dallas’s most well known buildings. The images below are just a selection of the projects the company completed during the almost 90 years in business. Vilbig & Associates, PLLC continues the tradition of the Vilbig Family in Dallas Business serving clients with civil engineering, land planning and surveying services.

Vinage yellow pages advertisement for Vilbig Brother's Construction Company circa 1930

Advertisement for Vilbig Bros., Inc. Contractors Established in 1886

Picutre of Vilbig Brother's Construction performed the excavation of the basement of the Adolphus Hotel at Akarad & Commerce. A steam shovel, far right, dug excavated material and wagons with mules removed the material from the site. Picture is dated 1911.

Vilbig Brother’s Construction performed the excavation of the basement of the Adolphus Hotel at Akard Street & Commerce Street in downtown Dallas. A steam shovel, far right, dug excavated material and wagons with mules removed the material from the site. Picture is dated 1911.

Picture of a a solid tire truck, with no suspension, was the precursor to dump trucks. This picture is most likely of the excavation of the basement of the Magnolia Building in Dallas, Texas at 1315 Commerce which was built in 1921.

Magnolia Building – A solid tire truck, with no suspension, was the precursor to dump trucks. This picture is most likely of the excavation of the basement of the Magnolia Building in Dallas, Texas at 1315 Commerce which was built in 1921.

Picute of the Butler Brothers Building - 500 S. Ervay - circa 1910 - Construction of the Butler Brothers Building at 500 South Ervay in Dallas, Texas. Vilbig Brothers Construction built a temporary rail road spur to haul away excavated material.

Butler Brothers Building – 500 S. Ervay – circa 1910 – Construction of the Butler Brothers Building at 500 South Ervay in Dallas, Texas. Vilbig Brothers Construction built a temporary rail road spur to haul away excavated material.

Picture of Vilbig Brother's Construction - Steam Shovel #4 - circa1920's at an unknown location.

Vilbig Brother’s Construction – Steam Shovel #4 – circa1920’s at an unknown location.

Picute of Vilbig Brother's Excavation - Steam Shovel - Vilbig Brother's Excavation construction workers pictured on unknown building site with a steam shove and wagon. Circa 1910-1915

Vilbig Brother’s Excavation – Steam Shovel – Vilbig Brother’s Excavation construction workers pictured on unknown building site with a steam shove and wagon. Circa 1910-1915

Picture of Basement excavation & temporary retaining wall shoring of unknown basement excavation circa 1920's

Basement excavation & temporary retaining wall shoring of unknown basement excavation circa 1920’s

Picture of the Construction & Excavation of the Santa Fe Building - 1122 Jackson Street circa 1926's


Construction & Excavation of the Santa Fe Building – 1122 Jackson Street circa 1926’s

 

Picutre of Baker Hotel – Mineral Wells, Texas – Steam shovel & truck during the construction of the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. December 1, 1926.

Baker Hotel – Mineral Wells, Texas – Steam shovel & truck during the construction of the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. December 1, 1926.

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  1. Pingback: The Adolphus & Its Annex | Flashback : Dallas

    1. Jennifer Vilbig Post author

      Thanks for including us in your post about the Adolphus. The image of the excavation on your site is much better quality than the one we have!

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