Published by Morrison and Fourmy
Estimated Population: 14,952 [found in fiche 1, 1905-06]
Contents: An Historical Business Review; the Present State, County and City Governments; a Complete list of all County Officials, Post Offices, Telegraph, Express, and Money Order offices in Texas; Population of the Unites States and Principal Cities, Population of Principal Nations and Foreign Cities; also an Index of Societies, Associations, Corporations, Churches Educational Institutes, the Full name and Address of all Residents, their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory.
Abbreviations used: add, addition; adv’t, advertisement; agr’l, agricultural; agt, agent; appc, apprentice; ; ass’t, assistant; ave, avenue; bds, boards; bet, between; bkpr, bookkeeper; bld’g, buildings; B.B.S.C.Co, Buffalo Bayou Ship Channel Company; clk, clerk, Co, county; Co, Company; cor, corner; (c), colored; del, delivery; dep’t. department; dist, district; e, east; eng’r, engineer; es, east side; exp, express; ext, extension; gen’l, general; Gov’t, Government; G.,H.&S.A.R’y, Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway; G.H.&H.R.R., Galveston, Houston & Henderson Railroad; H.D.N.Co, Houston Direct Navigation Company; H.E.&W.T.R’y, Houston, East & West Texas Railway; H.&T.C.R’y, Houston and Texas Central Railway; I.&G.N.R.R., International & Great Northern Railroad; lab, laborer; manuf’g, manufacturing; manuf’y, manufactory; mdse, merchandise; n, north; nat’l, national; ne northeast; ns, north side; nr, near; nw, northwest; opp, opposite; P.O., Postoffice; pres’t, president; prop’r, proprietor; R.R., Railroad; res, residence; Rev, Reverend or revenue; R’y, Railway; s, south; se, southeast; sec’y secretary; ss, south side; st, street; sup’t, superintendent; sw, southwest; tel, telegraph; T.&N.O.R.R., Texas & New Orleans Railroad; T.T.Co, Texas Transportation Company; T.W. R’y, Texas Western Railway; treas’r, treasurer; w, west; wid, widow; wks, works; ws, west side.
|Content Description||Page Number|
|Preface, giving Population and Details||2|
|Index to Content||4|
|Index to Advertisements||6|
|Errata─Changes too late for regular Insertion||8|
|Historical Business Review of Houston||9|
|State Capitol—Proposed Structure||28|
|United States Officials for Texas||28|
|Population of the Cities, States, Foreign Cities and Nations||29|
|Houston Post Office and Rates of Postage||35|
|Post Offices in Texas, giving Counties and County Seats||36|
|Western Union Telegraph offices in Texas||46|
|Texas Express Co Offices||50|
|County Officials for Texas||52|
|Pacific Express Co’s Offices in Texas||56|
|Secret and Benevolent Societies||63|
|Miscellaneous Societies and Associations||71|
|Corporations, Institutions, etc||73|
|General Directory of Names||78|
Of Special Interest:
There are now listed 12 transportation companies, 2 labor unions, 5 banks, 6 newspapers (1 German), 3 temperance organizations, 17 colored organizations, 1 city infirmary, and 2 opera houses.
The first paving of streets was done this year, two blocks at the foot of Main Street, on Franklin Street, with a good quality of limestone rock in square pieces, brought down the Central [railway] from Albany in Northwest Texas. Two squares have thus been paved, the stone being underlaid with a thick layer of gravel, at a cost of
$10,000. The bill is footed by the property owners along the street, according to a late provision in the city charter. Fifteen blocks of gravel road was laid in the spring of 1882.
The Ship Channel project is well on its way to completion, and should be done in 3-4 years.
Fiche 1 ends with page 11, Alexander, R. F., sup’t Houston Bridge and Manuf’g Co., hdqrs Houston, Texas
Fiche 2 ends with page 184, Johnson, John, (c), stevedore G.H.&S.A. depot ,r ss Murphy bet Louisiana and Smith
Fiche 3 ends with page 287, Waller, Louisa (c), r. nw cor Lion and West
Fiche 4 remainder of Directory of Names and the Business Directory