Published by Morrison and Fourmy
Estimated Population: 82,542
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; (c), colored; carp, carpenter; clk, clerk; Co, Company; condr, conductor; contr, contractor; cor, corner; del, delivery; dept, department; depy, deputy; dist, district; div, division; D.N., Direct Navigation; 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.&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; rd, road; Rev, Reverend; rms, rooms; rpr, repairer; R.R., Railroad; 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||89|
|Banks and Bankers||39|
|Building, Loan, Abs. and Real Estate Assn’s||40|
|Business Directory of Houston||445|
|Church Organizations and Societies||35|
|County Officials of Texas||12|
|Eleemosynary Institutions (orphanages)||42|
|Fire Departments and Fire Alarm Boxes||32|
|Fire Limits in Street Directory||1|
|General Directory of Names||57|
|Grand Army of the Republic||42|
|Halls, Parks and Public Buildings||89|
|Houston Post Offices||22|
|Houston Street Directory||1 - 88|
|Index to Advertisements||2|
|Miscellaneous Organizations and Societies||50|
|Post offices in Texas||22|
|Railroad Guide from Houston||52|
|Secret and Benevolent Societies||39,41,42,47,49|
|State Senators and Representatives||10|
|U.S. Senators and Representatives||9|
Of Special Interest:
The Panic of 1907 is over. Due to the business depression, closing of shops and reduction of forces in all lines of manufacturing, many persons temporarily left the city to seek employment in the country and other places, making the increase in population only 3,078 instead of the figure double that in other years. Many are returning and resuming their old place of residence and the population next year should increase quite a bit.
Oil activity is increasing, making Houston the center of activity. A great building boom is going on since the panic is over. Crops in the area are flourishing.
Drainage districts are now necessary, covering the surrounding country, mainly south and west. Canals are being dug.
Large slips are being cut in the turning basin to allow ships to berth. The part of Buffalo Bayou from the Turning Basin to the foot of Main Street is being deepened, to a depth of nearly 9 feet. Several thousand feet of wharfage are being constructed.
Oil, sugar, cotton, and rice continue to bring in great sums of money to the economy.
Fiche 1 ends with page 13 of the Street Directory
Fiche 2 finishes the Street Directory, has Houston Heights Street Directory, and begins Directory of Residents, ending with Allison, William D., frt condr T. &. N. O., r 1801 Hardy. 4. Sw ph 3150.
Fiche 3 ends with First M.E. Church of Houston Heights, 936 Harvard, Rev. E.W. Osburn, pastor.
Fiche 4 ends with Magill, Albert E., checker Levy Bros. D.G. Co., h 611 Fannin.
Fiche 5 ends with Sparger, Earnest W., clk auditor’s office H.&T.C., r. 1314 Dallas ave.
Fiche 6 completes the Directory of Residents on page 444, and then has the Business Directory
Fiche 7 completes the Business Directory