Published by Morrison and Fourmy
Estimated Population: 66,113 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., Direct Navigation; 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; mem, membership; 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; org, organized; pass, passenger; ph, phone; pl, place; P.O., Post office; prest, president; propr, proprietor; proprss, proprietress; r, residence; R.R., Railroad; rd, road; Rev, Reverend; rms, rooms; rpr, repairer; Ry, Railway; 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||xii|
|Banks and Bankers||42|
|Building, Loan, Abs. and Real Estate Assn’s||43|
|Business Directory of Houston||473|
|Church Organizations and Societies||38|
|County Officials of Texas||42|
|Eleemosynary Institutions (orphanages)||45|
|Fire Departments and Fire Alarm Boxes||34|
|General Directory of Names||64|
|Grand Army of the Republic||45|
|Halls, Parks and Public Buildings||viii|
|Houston Post Offices||22|
|Houston Street Directory||i-xi|
|Index to Advertisements||2|
|Miscellaneous Organizations and Societies||53|
|Post offices in Texas||23|
|Railroad Guide from Houston||56|
|Secret and Benevolent Societies||43,52|
|State Government including courts||9|
|State Senators and Representatives||10|
|U.S. Senators and Representatives||9|
Of Special Interest:
In the previous directory Houston was a city of 3 miles by 3 miles─9 square miles. A vote was taken to add one-half mile each way, making the city 4 miles by 4 miles─16 square miles. This was to prevent people just outside the city limits getting use of the benefits of the city. This also increased the assessed value of the city to
The rice industry has grown to over 12,000 square miles, part in Louisiana and part in Texas, that in Texas lying between the counties of Orange and Victoria, between the Sabine and Guadalupe rivers, encompassing 350,000─ 400,000 acres.
A reasonably new crop to Texas is tobacco. A great warehouse has been established for the proper curing of it at Nacogdoches. The tobacco is grown on both the eastern and western sides of Houston. It is said that it is cheaper to grow it here in Texas than anywhere else in the country, and the quality is excellent. It can be rotated with other crops in the area. Houston was forecast to be a greater manufacturing center than either Tampa or Key West within five years. The cane crop grows on the south and southwest of the city and it is thought that it will bring in a million dollars.
Houston is today the greatest interior cotton market in America. The cotton crop for 1901 for Texas and the Indian Territory for the year was 3,809,000 bales of cotton. For 1902 more than one-fifth of the cotton crop of the world was raised within 400 miles of Houston, and for the same year more than one-quarter of the crop of the United States was raised within 350 miles of Houston, not including in either case any part of Louisiana.
Houston for many years has been considered the railroad center of the Southwest, with 14 railroads and 6 or 8 to be added in the next two or four years. On Sundays the total number of passenger trains is augmented by specials operated over every road running into the city, and every Sunday 86 passenger trains are handled in Houston. Special excursion trains are not included in this number. In the busier season there are sometimes 100 trains in and out of Houston every 24 hours. Seventy-two passenger trains arrive and depart from Houston every 24 hours; three times as many freight trains are operated in the city during the same time. No city south of St.Louis can show such railway traffic as this. Much more on railroads is to be found in the Prefatory.
Two dredge boats are working steadily on deepening and widening Buffalo bayou to admit ocean-going vessels to the city.
Houston has two telephone companies, Southwestern and Citizens’. Southwestern said that during the past 18 months fifteen hundred new phones had been added to their service.
Houston has the most complete and modern electric power plant in the whole southwest and south, that of the Houston Lighting and Power Company. It is so near its full capacity that it has just decided to spend $50,000 more to enlarge.
The Wm M. Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science and Art, was founded in 1892 by the late William Marsh Rice of New York City, with an endowment fund of $5 million. Tuition will be free, and open to all, non-sectarian and non-partisan; residents of Houston, both male and female, will have first right of entrance. There is much more about this is the Prefatory.
On page 36A is found a map of Galveston─Where Rail and Water Lines Meet, showing all the railroads and the cities ships traveled to from the port.
Fiche 1 ends with part of the Street Directory
Fiche 2 completes the Street Directory, has the Addenda and begins the General Directory, ending with Cooper, Timothy J, machine hand Teichmann Mfg Co, bds 1504 Congress ave.
Fiche 3 ends with Hutcheson, James, clk, h. 5 Butler flats.
Fiche 4 ends with Pearce, Oscar M, appc blksmith Dickson fdy, h 2107 Sumpter
Fiche 5 ends with Watson Frederick, fireman S.P. yds, bds 1016 McKee.
Fiche 6 completes the Directory of Residents and then has all of the Business Directory
Fiche 7 has only three pages of ads.