Published by Morrison and Fourmy
Estimated Population: 24,039 [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; 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; genl, general; Govt, Government; G.C.&S.F.Ry, Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway; h, home; H.&T.C.R’y, Houston and Texas Central Railway; hdqts, headquarters; H.D.N.Co, Houston Direct Navigation Company; H.E.&W.T.Ry, Houston, East & West Texas Railway; I.&G.N.RR. International &Great Northern Railroad; lab, laborer; mcht, merchant; mdse, merchandise; mfg, manufacturing; mfr, manufacturer; mkr, maker; N, north; ne northeast; nr, near; ns, north side; nw, northwest; opp, opposite; opr, operator; pass, passenger; P.O., Postoffice; prest, president; propr, proprietor; propress, proprietress; R.R., Railroad; r, residence; Rev, Reverend; rms, rooms; rpr, repairer; Ry, Railway; S, south; se, southeast; secy secretary; slsmn, salesman; So.Pac.RW, Southern Pacific Railway; ss, south side; st, street; supt, superintendent; sw, southwest; tel, telegraph; 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|
|Street Directory, Fire Limits, Ward Boundaries||12|
|Addenda—Changes Too Late for Regular Insertion||12|
|Advertisements||1 - 68|
|Banks and Bankers||64|
|Building and Loan Associations||63|
|Business Directory of Houston||38|
|Church Organizations and Societies||12,54|
|Corporations, Institutions, etc.||59|
|County Officials of Texas||18|
|General Directory of Names||69|
|Halls and Public Buildings||65|
|Miscellaneous Societies and Organizations||56|
|Post offices and rates of postage||28|
|Prefatory, Review of Progress in Houston||3|
|Secret and Benevolent Societies||49|
Of Special Interest:
Harris Co Electric Light Co, 3 hospitals and infirmaries, Union and Confederate Societies, 7 railroads, 11 newspapers, and 27 Church organizations and societies.
An excellent description of the railroads is found in the Prefatory.
Fiche 1 goes through page 68, Miscellaneous Directory
Fiche 2 goes from page 26 through 40 with ads, then page 69 through 165, ending with Garrett, John P., with Saunders & Lambert, rms 52 ½ Fannin
Fiche 3 goes through page 275, Nickerson, John (c), wks H. & T. shops, 4 Edwards bt Oak, Hickory
Fiche 4 goes through page 383, end of Residents
Fiche 5 is the Business Directory