Published by Morrison and Fourmy
Estimated Population: 46,930 [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; contr, contractor; 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; fcty, factory; frt, freight; gen’l, general; Govt, Government; 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; Hts, Heights; H.E.St.Ry, Houston Electric Street Railway; H.E.&W.T.Ry, Houston East & West Texas Railway; H&T.C.Ry, Houston & Texas Central Railway; I.&G.N.R.R., International & Great Northern Railroad; Inc, Incorporated; inspr, inspector; lab, laborer; machst, machinist; mcht, merchant; mdse, merchandise; messgr, messenger; 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; pl, place; P.O., Post office; prest, president; propr, proprietor; proprss, proprietress; r, residence; Rev, Reverend; rms, rooms; rpr, repairer; S, south; S.A.&A.P.Ry, San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway; se, southeast; secy, secretary; servt, servant; slsmn, salesman; S.P., Southern Pacific; ss, south side; st, street; supt, superintendent; sw, southwest; T.&N.O.R.R., Texas & New Orleans Railroad; tel, telegraph; 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||420|
|Banks and Bankers||362|
|Building, Loan, Abs. and Real Estate Assn’s||363|
|Business Directory of Houston||381|
|Church Organizations and Societies||357|
|County Officials of Texas||333|
|Court of Civil and Criminal Appeals||329|
|District Courts of Texas||329|
|General Directory of Names||9|
|Grand Army of the Republic||365|
|Gun and Shooting Club||365|
|Halls, Parks and Public Buildings||ix-x|
|Houston Post Office and rates of postage||343|
|Houston Street Directory||i-xiii|
|Index to Advertisements||7|
|Miscellaneous Organizations and Societies||372|
|Post offices in Texas||344|
|Railroad Guide from Houston||375|
|Secret and Benevolent Societies||363|
|State Senators and Representatives||330|
|Supreme Judicial Court||329|
|Texas State Court||329|
|Twenty sixth Legislature||330|
|U.S. Senators and Representatives||329|
Of Special Interest:
Even with an intercontinental war which began and ended since the last directory, Houston had a population growth of 4,698. Over 1,000 men went to war.
The report of the US engineers regarding Buffalo Bayou advised the deepening of the Bayou twenty-five feet and its widening to one hundred and fifty feet at the surface at an estimated cost of $4,000,000. The Prefatory goes into great detail about how this is to be done.
The taxable wealth of the citizens is estimated at $22,000,000.
Since the printing of the last directory two years previous, 1,541 marriage licenses have been issued. Brick, asphalt, and macadam streets have been laid.
An explosion and fire that destroyed the electric light plant caused several months inconvenience in the supply of electricity, but a new plant is nearly complete that has the capacity to easily supply the city for ten years, at a cost of $150,000.
Telephone lines are being laid to improve service in the city and to the suburbs of the city.
An entire new source of wealth, natural gas, was discovered six miles south of the city the later part of 1897. Oil was found at the same time in the same locality.
Fiche 1 ends with page 73 of Directory, Damuth, Elizabeth (wid Julius) r 99 Spruce
Fiche 2 ends with page 177, Lee, Mahlon (c), pit filler Brady’s brick works, r rear 104 Hamilton
Fiche 3 ends with page 283, Sutherland, Lillian, Miss, slsldy Mistrot Bros & Co, h 215 Buffalo
Fiche 4 ends Directory on 328 followed by and ends on page 377 with the Business Directory
Fiche 5 completes the Business Directory and the Addenda