Reproduction map of the community known as Denison, TX, published by Thaddeus Fowler in 1891. Named for businessman George Denison, the town of Denison was founded in 1872. Ideally situated at the intersection of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Railroad and the Red River, the town was an important commercial center in the "Old West". The famous "Doc" Holliday had offices in Denison in 1875.
Local horticulturalist, T. V. Munson earned induction into the French Legion of Honor when he pioneered methods in creating grape vines resistant to the phylloxera disease, which destroyed the vast majority of wine grapes in Europe in the mid-1800's. Denison was also granted sister city status, becoming a sister city with Cognac, France. T. V. Munson is listed as one of the directors of the "National Bank of Denison" on this map.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Denison, and was just one year old when this map was published.
Map features detailed inset illustrations of the following buildings:
Denison Expostion Hall
Denison Cotton Mills
Denison High School
A. R. Collins General Real Estate Office
National Commercial College of Denison Texas
"The National Bank of Denison", Capital $200,000.00. C. S. Cobb, President, N. S. Ernst, Cashier and B. O. Fisher, Vice President. Directors: B. O. Fisher, Tishomingo, J. B. McDougal, T. V. Munson, C. S. Cobb, J. B. Streeper, Dr. D. H. Bailey, J. B. Quinn, N. B. Ernst.
The State National Bank of Denison Texas, Capital $150,000.00, Surplus and Profits $40,000.00.
The Residence of J. J. Fairbanks
Denison Water Works
Complete reference list below.
Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:
1. Public Schools
2. Colored School
3. Exposition Building
4. Denison Cotton Mill
5. Denison Canning Factory
6. Denison Compress
7. Denison Light & Power Co.
8. Denison Crystal Ice Co.
9. National Commercial College
10. Gas Works
11. M. K. & T. Shops
12. Rail Road Station
13. Thompson House, H. Thompson, Prop.
A. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
B. Baptist Church
C. Christian Church
D. St. Luke's Episcopal Church
E. German Evangelical Church
F. First M. E. Church
G. M. E. South Church
H. First Presbyterian Church
I. First Congregational Church
J. A. M. E. Church
K. M. E. Chapel
L. Baptist Churches
The last three churches listed are designated as "Colored Denominations".
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