Continuing the Tradition of the Vilbig Family in Texas 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 Texas Business serving clients with civil engineering, land planning and surveying services.
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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.
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.
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.
Vilbig Brother’s Construction – Steam Shovel #4 – circa1920’s at an unknown location.
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
Basement excavation & temporary retaining wall shoring of unknown basement excavation circa 1920’s
Construction & Excavation of the Santa Fe Building – 1122 Jackson Street circa 1926’s
Baker Hotel – Mineral Wells, Texas – Steam shovel & truck during the construction of the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. December 1, 1926.