Compiled and Published by Mooney & Morrison
Estimated Population: 9,121 [found in fiche 1, 1905-06]
Contents: A History of the City; A Complete Index of all Societies, Associations, Corporations, etc. Also, the Full Address of all Residents, their Occupations, Pursuits, etc. Also, a Complete Business Directory: an Exhibition of the Various Classified Kinds of Business Pursued in the City.
Abbreviations used: add, addition; agr’l, agricultural; agt, agent; appc, apprentice; ass’t, assistant; att’y, attorney; ave, avenue; bet, between; bds, boards; bld’g, building; cash’r, cashier; clk, clerk; Co, county; col’d, colored; cor, corner; e, east; eng’r, engineer; H.E.&W.T.N.G.r’y, Houston East and West Texas narrow Gauge Railway; e s, east side; exp, express; G.,H.&H.R’y, Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railway; H.D.N.Co, Houston Direct Navigation Company; gen’l, general; G.,H.&S.A.R’y, Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway; H.&T.C.R’y, Houston and Texas Central Railway; I.&G.N.R.R; International and Great Northern Railroad; lab, laborer; manuf’g, manufacturing; manuf’y, manufactory; mdse, merchandise; n, north; nat’l, national; n e, north east; n s, north side; nr, near; n w, north west; opp, opposite; opr, operator; pop’l, population; pres, president; prop’r, proprietor; R.R., Railroad; res, residence; Rev, Reverend or revenue; R’y, Railway; s, south; s e, south east; sec’y, secretary; s s, south side; st, street; supt, superintendent; s w, south west; tel, telegraph; T.&N.O.R.R., Texas & New Orleans Railroad; T.W.N.G.R’y, Texas Western Narrow Gauge Railway; T.Trans.Co., Texas Transportation Company; treas, treasurer; Wash’s, Washington; w, west; wid, widow; wks, works; w s, west side.
|Content Description||Page Number|
|Corporations, Institutions, etc.||48|
|General Directory of Names||52|
|History of Houston||1|
|Miscellaneous Societies and. Organizations||42|
|Officers of City, 1838─1877||21|
|Secret and Benevolent Societies||39|
A new group is compiling the Directory.
Of Special Interest:
The first grain elevator was built, the largest in Texas, with a capacity of 150,000 bushels. Fifty railroad cars can be unloaded per day.
Houston now has 8 main cemeteries, 2 of them for colored people.
Houston is no longer the leading market for cotton in the state; Galveston has taken its place.
Fiche 1 goes to page 88 of General Directory of Names, ending with Dobson, William T., carpenter, res cor Pine and Mary
Fiche 2 goes to page 177, ending with Scott, Alexander, machinist, bds Green Tree House
Fiche 3 is end of General Directory and Business Directory.
Population information: Last name, first, title, occupation, Company, address