Published by Morrison and Fourmy
Estimated Population: 43,846, a decrease [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; D.N.Co, Direct Navigation Company; dist, district; div, division; E, east; engr, engineer; es, east side; exp, express; ext, extension; frt, freight; gen’l, general; G.H.&S.A.R’y, Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway; G.C.&S.F.Ry, Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe 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.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; servt, servant; 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||350|
|Banks and Bankers||41|
|Building, Loan, Abs. and Real Estate Assn’s||11|
|Church Organizations and Societies||37|
|County Officials of Texas||13|
|Court of Civil Appeals||9|
|Court of Criminal Appeals||9|
|District Courts of Texas||18|
|Fire Alarm Boxes||34|
|General Directory of Names||57|
|Grand Army of the Republic||42|
|Gun and Shooting Club||43|
|Halls, Parks and Public Buildings||ix|
|Houston Post Office and rates of postage||23|
|Houston Street Directory||ix|
|Index to Advertisements||5|
|Miscellaneous Organizations and Societies||48|
|Post offices in Texas||24|
|Railroad Guide from Houston||51|
|State Senators and Representatives||10|
|Supreme Judicial Court||9|
|Texas State Court||9|
|Twenty fifth Legislature||10|
|U.S. Senators and Representatives||9|
Of Special Interest:
Telephone numbers are part of the information on residents.
A survey is being made by the U.S. government engineers to be presented to Congress in December, 1897, to ascertain the cost of improving Buffalo Bayou so that seagoing vessels can come up to the city, and receive and discharge their wares.
There are many churches in the city: 6 Baptist, 5 Catholic, 2 Christian, 1 Christian Science, Florence Crittenden Rescue Mission, 5 Episcopal, 2 Hebrew, 2 Lutheran, 8 Methodist, and 6 Presbyterian. There are 38 colored churches listed.
Fiche 1 ends with first page of Directory, page 37
Fiche 2 ends on page 151 with Healy, Michael L. frt brakeman T. & N.O.RR, r 803 Hogan
Fiche 3 ends on page 263 with Slaughter, James H., wood yard, 1214 Congress, phone 418, r 2407 Campbell
Fiche 4 The Directory ends on page 309, followed by the Business Directory and the Addenda