Published by Morrison and Fourm
Estimated Population: 58,203 by actual count.
Contents: the Present State, County and City Governments, County Officials of Texas, Giving Date of Organization of Each County, as also County Seat; List of Counties, Judicial Districts, District Judges and Clerks, and Time of Holding courts in all Counties in Texas; Representative, Senatorial, Congressional and Supreme Judicial Districts; Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals, U.S. Judicial District and U.S. Circuit Courts, where Returnable; a Complete List of all Postoffices and Money Order Offices in Texas; also an Index of Societies, Associations, Churches, Corporations, Educational Institutes; 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: acct. accountant; 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; bwy, brewery; (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; fdy, foundry; fl, floor; 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.&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; ldy, laundry; machst, machinist; mcht, merchant; mdse, merchandise; messgr, messenger; mfg, manufacturing; mfr, manufacturer; mfy, manufactory; mkr, maker; mkt, market; 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.R., Railroad; Ry, Railway; r, residence; rd, road; Rev, Reverend; rms, rooms; rpr, repairer; S, south; S.A.&A.P.Ry, San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway; se, southeast; secy, secretary; servt, servant; slslady, saleslady; 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||514|
|Business Directory of Houston||515-570|
|County Officials of Texas||12|
|Directory of Names||33|
|Houston Street Directory||i|
|Index to Advertisements||6|
|Post office directory including rates of postage||22|
|Post offices in Texas||22|
|Prefatory, Review of Progress in Houston||2|
|State Government, including all courts||9|
|U.S. Senators and Congressmen||10|
Of Special Interest:
This year they started putting the number of members in the household, in addition to the name printed, at the end of the entry.
A new institution, the Houston Oil and Stock Exchange, is formed. In the early part of May, 1901, after the world had been informed of the gigantic gushers of oil which had been opened up on Spindle Top Heights, in the Beaumont fields, and a large number of companies had been organized for the developing, producing and marketing of oil, a number of the most prominent business men of Houston, realizing that Houston was the great financial, railroad and commercial center, assembled for the organization of a stock exchange, which would be a trading center for all Texas stocks. In June, 1901, 76,000 shares were sold. In February, 1902, 2,245,460 shares were sold. There is much more regarding oil in the Prefatory.
Rice production is growing rapidly, being grown on 15,000 previously barren square miles of the territory. 200,000 acres are being seeded the current year. The average price is $3 per sack or barrel, yielding about
$6,000,000 for the year’s crop. More on the rice production is to be found in the Prefatory.
The assessed value of real estate by the county assessor is $34,102,993, the city assessed at $27,534,271, much more than Dallas at $23,984,700. San Antonio is assessed between the two cities.
The Carnegie Library is being built.
Salaries for all city officials from the Mayor ($3,000/year) down to the City Scavenger ($1,500) are listed, showing a total of $27,000 per year.
There are now 23 school buildings, 154 teachers, and 6,781 students [but the school census is 8,942].
Fiche 1 ends with Bisbee, William L, train master and supt tel H&TCRR office 9 Grand Central depot, r 1518 Ovid cor Johnson, 2, Sw phone 1467. [2 denotes number in household]
Fiche 2 ends with Freeman, Sarah (c), wks J.F. Dumble, r. same.
Fiche 3 ends with Lewis, J. Vance (c), attorney, 512 ½ Travis, bds 1016 Cleveland.
Fiche 4 ends with Ryland, Gustav, Ry postal Clk, rms 1418 Prairie ave.
Fiche 5 completes the Directory of residents and has a few ads.
Fiche 6 has Miscellaneous Directory, Addenda and Business Directory
Fiche 7 has only a few pages of ads.