A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Irvingite (inhabitant of Irving)

"Irvingite” is the name of an inhabitant of Irving, Texas. The name “Irvingite” has been cited in print since at least 1919.


Wikipedia: Irving, Texas
Irving (pronounced “er-ving") is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 216,290. Irving is within the Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, designated by the U.S. Census Bureau and colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Irving contains the Las Colinas area, which was one of the first master-planned developments in the United States and once the largest mixed-use development in the Southwest with a land area of more than 12,000 acres (4,856 ha). Las Colinas includes the Mustangs at Las Colinas, which is the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. A 40-acre (160,000 m2) tract in Las Colinas is home to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, completed in January 2011.

The Dallas Cowboys played at the now-demolished Texas Stadium in Irving from 1971 to 2008. The city plans to build an extensive mixed-use project that spans State Highway 114 on the site. The lead developer is Forest City Enterprises, which is rehabilitating the old Mercantile complex in downtown Dallas into a Rockefeller Center-style mixed-use project.

Part of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which serves the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is inside the city limits of Irving.

2 May 1919, Grand Prairie Texan (Grand Prairie, TX), “Grand Prairie-Hi Lose to Oak Cliff,” pg. 1, col. 1:
The Irvingites returned home three tallies behind the local boys.

17 November 1922, Grand Prairie Texan (Grand Prairie, TX), pg. 8, col. 2:
The second team of the local schools went to Irving Friday and played a game of football. The Irvingites defeated the boys by a score of 30 to 7.

10 June 1931, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Irving Welcomes Out-of-Towners For Celebration,” sec. 1, pg. 12, col. 3:
Dallas and Tarrant Counties said “howdy” to each other on elaborate scale when a throng of representatives of the Riverside Civic Association of Fort Worth visited Irving Monday and a group from Dallas gathered with Irvingites for the occasion.

31 March 1938, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Irving and McKinney in Return Baseball Game,” sec. 2, pg. 4, col. 5:
Irving beat McKinney, 10 to 8, recently on the Dallas County diamond, and local players and fans alike are anxious for another shot at the Irvingites.

D Magazine (Dallas, TX)
Published 1.01.1989
Letters
In regards to the “Thumbs Up” to Texas Stadium’s Joe Cavagnaro Jr. and his fellow Irving-ites ["Inside Dallas,” November], is D Magazine now condoning selective censorship?
(...)
Jackie Sneed
Dallas

D Magazine
Published 4.01.1989
THE ECONOMY FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD RUNWAY
Jeff Posey
If the runway is where I think it is,” says Kingston Yong of Irving, “then my back yard will be concrete.” Yong, like many Irvingites, is worried about the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which wants to add two new north-south runways.

Google Books
Mrs. Paine’s Garage and the Murder of John F. Kennedy
By Thomas Mallon
Orlando, FL: Harcourt
2003
Pg. 15:
Most Irvingites worshipped in churches like Kirkwood United Methodist, a few blocks up from the Paine house.

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