W. A. Leonard, Compiler
Contents: Containing the Names, Residences and Places of Business of the Inhabitants; Business Directory; Directory to Streets and Localities; Charter; Compendium of Ordinances; Officers of the city and County; Courts; State and County Taxes; Directory to the Different Railroads, Churches and Organizations of the City, the Post Office, etc., together with an Appendix containing Interesting Local, Historical, Biographical and other Articles.
Abbreviations used: st, street; av, avenue; cor, corner; off, office; res, residence; opp, opposite; betw, between; mess, messenger; G. & H.J.R.R., Galveston and Houston Junction Railroad; T.&N. O.R.R., Texas and New Orleans Railroad; H.&T.C.R.R., Houston and Texas Central Railroad; H.T.&B.R.R., Houston Tap and Brazoria Railroad.
Listing of Residents: Last name, first name, Company with business address, OR occupation and address of residence.
|Content Description||Page Number|
|Biographical Sketch of A. C. Allen||129|
|Biographical Sketch of John K. Allen||132|
|Chronicle of Local Events||121|
|Compendium of Ordinances||85|
|Delay of the Directory||139|
|Directory to Streets and Localities||4|
|Financial Stmnt of Secretary & Treasurer||108|
|Gen. Sam. Houston||127|
|Houston City Directory||9|
|Houston Post Office||113|
|Officers of the City||77|
|Officers of the county||109|
|Post Office Changes||120|
|Provisions of the New City Charter||78|
|Railroad Time Changes||140|
|Removals, Changes and Omissions||141|
|Sour Lake Waters||140|
|State and County Taxes||110|
Of Special Interest:
Due to the illness of the Compiler the Directory was late. It was sent to the printers in January and was due to be out in April, but no actual date was found.
The work is found on two fiche. The first goes through page 91 of the Table of Contents, with the remainder on the second fiche. The section, Publishing Business, goes over the newspapers and journals being printed in the city, along with the people involved in their publication. One of the ads is for a commercial college with scholarships entitling the holder to the full Commercial course, with time unlimited, for $75, with 24 lessons business penmanship for $6 [currency, payable in advance].