Published by Morrison and Fourmy
Estimated Population: 73,017
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; ass’n, association; 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; G.C.&S.F., Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe; G.H.&H., Galveston, Houston & Henderson; G.H.&N., Galveston, Houston & Northern; Govt, Government; G.H.&S.A., Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio; h, home; hdqts, headquarters; hdw, hardware; hlpr, helper; Hts, Heights; H.E.&W.T., Houston East & West Texas; H&T.C., Houston & Texas Central; I.&G.N., International & Great Northern; 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., Missouri, Kansas & Texas; 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., San Antonio & Aransas Pass; se, southeast; secy, secretary; servt, servant; slslady, saleslady; slsmn, salesman; S.P., Southern Pacific; ss, south side; st, street; supt, superintendent; sw, southwest; tel, telegraph; T.&N.O., Texas & New Orleans; 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||501|
|Banks and Bankers||41|
|Building, Loan, Abs. and Real Estate Assn’s||41|
|Business Directory of Houston||435|
|Church Organizations and Societies||37|
|County Officials of Texas||12|
|Eleemosynary Institutions (orphanages)||43|
|Fire Departments and Fire Alarm Boxes||34|
|General Directory of Names||59|
|Grand Army of the Republic||43|
|Halls, Parks and Public Buildings||vi|
|Houston Post Offices||22|
|Houston Street Directory||i|
|Index to Advertisements||2|
|Miscellaneous Organizations and Societies||50|
|Post offices in Texas||21|
|Secret and Benevolent Societies||41-52|
|State Senators and Representatives||9|
|Twenty ninth Legislature||10|
|U.S. Officials at Houston||11|
|U.S. Senators and Representatives||9|
Houston has made an extraordinary growth since the last directory, because of a new element of prosperity and wealth. “This new and unthought-of factor is crude petroleum oil as produced in the Humble oil field, just 17 miles east of Houston, and the largest field in the largest State in the Greatest Government in the World.” An excellent history of early oil in the area is found in the Prefatory beginning on page 4.
The work on the widening and deepening of Buffalo Bayou continues, with bids going out for the last portion. The straightening of the bayou while it is being widened will allow entrance to vessels 400 feet in length or as long as the average ocean going steamship. There will also be a turning basin of 600 feet across at the upper, or near, end to be made three miles below Houston for use of the largest vessels. It will be made larger and deeper as needs grow.
The Telephone companies have 6,650 telephones in the city, more than any other city in Texas. At the rate of 115 per month increase by Southwestern, not to mention the increase to Citizen, the number at the end of the year will amount to 7,340 telephones.
Fiche 1 ends with page 59, after the Miscellaneous Directory
Fiche 2 ends with Davis, Ella (c), h 60 I & G.N. pl. 2
Fiche 3 ends with Kelley, Charity (c), h 97 McAlpine
Fiche 4 ends with Rushin, Henry, carp, contr, bldr, r ne cor 21st ave, Railroad, Ho. Hts.
Fiche 5 Completes Directory of Residents
Fiche 6 has the Business Directory and the Addenda