Published by Morrison and Fourmy
This Directory is made 18 to 20 months after the previous one.
Estimated Population: 19,942 [found in fiche 1, 1905-06]
Contents: the Present State, County and City Governments; a Complete list of all County Officials, Post Offices, and Money Order Offices in Texas; also an Index of Societies, Associations, Churches, Corporations, Educational Institutes, the Full name and Address of all Residents, their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. Also, a Valuable Street Index or Guide.
Abbreviations used: add, addition; advt, advertisement; agrl, agricultural; agt, agent; al, alley; appc, apprentice; asst, assistant; ave, avenue; bds, boards; bkpr, bookkeeper; bldg, buildings; blk, block; bt, between; (c), colored; carp, carpenter; clk, clerk; Co, Company; com mer, commission merchant; condr, conductor; cor, corner; del, delivery; dept. department; depy, deputy; dist, district; div, division; e, east; engr, engineer; es, east side; exp, express; ext, extension; frt. freight; G.,H.&S.A.Ry, Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway; G.H.&H.R.R., Galveston, Houston & Henderson Railroad; genl, general; Govt, Government; G.C.&S.F.Ry, Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway; h, home; hdqts, headquarters; H.D.N.Co, Houston Direct Navigation Company; H.E.&W.T.Ry, 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; mdse, merchandise; mess, messenger; mfg, manufacturing; mfr, manufacturer; mkr, maker; n, north; ne northeast; ns, north side; nr, near; nw, northwest; opp, opposite; opr, operator; pass, passenger; P.O., Postoffice; prest, president; propr, proprietor; propress, proprietress; R.R., Railroad; r, residence; Rev, Reverend or revenue; rms, rooms; Ry, Railway; s, south; se, southeast; secy secretary; slsmn, salesman; ss, south side; st, street; supt, superintendent; sw, southwest; tel, telegraph; T.&N.O.R.R., Texas & New Orleans Railroad; T.W. Ry, Texas Western Railway; tkt, ticket; trav, traveling; treasr, treasurer; w, west; (wid), widow; wks, works; ws, west side; yd, yard.
|Content Description||Page Number|
|Abbreviations used in Directory||59|
|Addenda—Changes Too Late for Regular Insertion||8|
|Advertisements||1 to 76|
|Banks and Bankers||52|
|Business Directory of Houston||313|
|Church Organizations and Societies||48|
|Corporations, Institutions, etc.||49|
|County Officials of Texas||14|
|General Directory of Names||59|
|Halls and Public Buildings||53|
|Houston Fire Department||38|
|Houston Post office||24|
|Houston Street Directory, Fire Limits, Ward Boundaries||8|
|Index to Advertisements||6|
|Miscellaneous Societies and Organizations||52|
|Post offices in Texas||26|
|Prefatory, Review of Progress in Houston||2|
|Secret and Benevolent Societies||43|
Of Special Interest:
There are 5 banks and 5 Building and Loans, 4 labor unions, 9 newspapers [2 German and one Labor], 7 railroads, and 3 Temperance Societies.
Houston has four miles of paved streets.
Fiche 1 ends with page 67, Atkinson, John J., Supt Houston Direct Navigation Co., r. sw cor Walker, Caroline
Fiche 2 is through page 167, and ends with Howard, William H., physician and surgeon, office 107 Congress, 232 Congress bt Jackson, Chenevert
Fiche 3 is through page 267 and ends with the name Smith, Alfred sr. (c), lab, r 122 Andrews w of Runnels
Fiche 4 is through page 311, the end of the Residents, and continues with the Business Directory 334 and then ads pages 61-72.