Published by Morrison and Fourmy
Estimated Population: 45,308 [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 and Avenue Guide.
Abbreviations: add, addition; advt, advertisement; agrl, agricultural; agt, agent; al, alley; appc, apprentice; asst, assistant; ave, avenue; bds, boards; bkpr, bookkeeper; bldg, building; 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; gen’l, general; G.C.&S.F.Ry, Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway; G.H.&S.A.R’y, Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway; h, home; hdqts, headquarters; hlpr, helper; H&T.C.Ry, Houston & Texas Central Railway; H.C.St.R’y, Houston City Street Railway; H.D.N.Co, Houston Direct Navigation Co.; H.E.&W.T.Ry, Houston East & West Texas Railway; I.&G.N.R.R., International & Great Northern Railroad; inspr, inspector; lab, laborer; machst, machinist; mcht, merchant; mdse, merchandise; mfg, manufacturing; mfr, manufacturer; mfy, manufactory; mkr, maker; M.K.&.T.Ry, Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway; M & P.O.Co, Merchants & Planters Oil Co; N. north; ne northeast; nr, near; ns, north side; nw, northwest; opp, opposite; opr, operator; pass, passenger; P.O., Post office; prest, president; propr, proprietor; proprss, proprietress; r, residence; Rev, Reverend; rms, rooms; rpr, repairer; R.R., Railroad; Ry, Railway; S, south; S.A.&A.P.Ry, San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway; se, southeast; secy, secretary; slsmn, salesman; So. Pac. Ry, Southern Pacific Railway; ss, south side; st, street; supt, superintendent; sw, southwest; T.&N.O.R.R., Texas & New Orleans Railroad; 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|
|Addenda ─Changes too Late for Regular Insertion||362|
|Banks and Bankers||51|
|Building, Loan, Abs. and Real Estate Assn’s||52|
|Church Organizations and Societies||55|
|City of Houston officials from 1838-1895||6|
|County Officials of Texas||19|
|Directory of Names||77|
|District Courts of Texas||24|
|Fire Alarm Boxes||45|
|Gun and Shooting Club||59|
|Halls, Parks and Public Buildings||xi|
|Hospitals and Infirmaries||xi|
|Houston Post Office and rates of postage||29|
|Houston Street Directory||i|
|Index to Advertisements||12|
|Miscellaneous Organizations and Societies||66|
|Post offices in Texas||31|
|Railroad Guide from Houston||70|
|Secret and Benevolent Societies||64|
|Street Railways||75 and xii|
|Texas State Court||13|
|Twenty fourth Legislature||15|
|U.S. Senators and Representatives||14|
Of Special Interest:
There is now a County Criminal Courthouse and jail at the foot of Capitol Avenue, costing about $103,000. A new high school bounded by Rusk, Caroline, Capitol and San Jacinto streets is four stories high.
Artesian water wells are being drilled as fast as pipes can be laid to transport the water. There are nearly 65 miles of pipe laid─4 miles of 20-inch pipe, 7 miles of 12-inch pipe, 8 miles of 8-inch pipe and 5 miles more soon to be done. The remainder of the pipe is 6-inches. A hydraulic engineer has been hired to plan the construction of a reservoir to hold 30-40 million gallons of pure water for the city. The city has three engines in use, with a pumping capacity of 18,000,000 gallons.
Fiche 1 goes to page 47
Fiche 2 has Directory of Names starting on page 77 and ends on page 158 with Fleig, Arthur, office boy Jno B. Collins & Co, h 1806 Decatur
Fiche 3 ends with page 265 with Nussbaum, Lillie G. Miss, children’s dressmaker, 2102 Pease ave cor St Emanuel, r. same
Fiche 4 has Directory ending on page 361, followed by Addenda
Fiche 5 has the Business Directory.