Compiled by C. D. Morrison & Co.
Estimated Population: 9,268 [found in fiche 1, 1905-06]
Contents: The present State, County and City Governments; An Index of all Societies, Associations, Corporations, Churches, Educational Institutes, etc; also the Full Name and Address of all Residents, their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Business Directory; an Exhibition of the Various Classified Kinds of Business Pursued in the City.
Abbreviations used: add, addition; agr’l, agricultural; ag, agent; appc, apprentice; ass’t, assistant; att’y, attorney; ave, avenue; bds, boards; bet, between; bld’g, building; B.B.S.C.Co, Buffalo Bayou Ship Channel Company; cash’r, cashier; clks, clerks, co, county; Co, Company; col’d, colored; cor, corner; e, east; eng’r, engineer; e s, east side; exp, express; G.,H.&S.A.R’y, Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway G.H.&H.R.R., Galveston, Houston & Henderson Railroad. Gov’t, Government; H.D.N.Co, Houston Direct Navigation Company; H.E.&W.T.R’y, Houston, East & West Texas Railway; H.&T.C.R’y, Houston and Texas Central Railway; I.&G.N.R.R., International & Great Northern Railroad; lab, laborer; manuf’g, manufacturing; manuf’y, manufactory; mdse, merchandise; n, north; nat’l, national; n e northeast; n s, north side; nr, near; n w, northwest; opp, opposite; opr, operator; pop’l, population; propr, proprietor; R.R., Railroad; res, residence; Rev, Reverend or revenue; R’y, Railway; s, south; s e, southeast; sec’y secretary; s s, south side; st, street; supt, superintendent; s w, southwest; tel, telegraph; T.&N.O.R.R., Texas & New Orleans Railroad; T.T.Co, Texas Transportation Company; T.W.N.G.R’y, Texas Western Narrow Gauge Railway; Treas’r, Treasurer; w, west; Wash’n, Washington; wid, widow; wks, works; w s, west side.
|Corporations, Institutions, etc||37|
|Index to Advertisers||2|
|Secret, Benevolent & Misc. Societies||28|
|Streets and Avenues||9|
Of Special Interest:
Previous Directory had 2,422 names that do not appear in this one, and 2,213 new ones. This is a slight decrease which can be accounted for by the number absent from the city during the canvass on account of the yellow fever excitement, the quantity of freedmen off in the cotton fields, and the comparatively small force engaged in the different Railroad shops.
Twenty-two churches are now in the city, five since the last publication. Fourteen schools, employing 32 teachers have an average attendance of 1,300 students. There is an “agreeable” increase in the literary and art organizations.
Attention by City Council is needed in renaming and numbering streets, many names are duplicated, some as many as three or four times, with the house numbers also being duplicated, some as many as four times on one block.
Fiche 1 goes to page 99, Frear, William, engineer H.& T.C.R’y, res n w cor Lubbock and Trinity
Fiche 2 goes to page 193, and ends with Schnofski, Herman, cooper Samuel Geiselman
Fiche 3 to end of the General Directory and all of the Business Directory