Historic Map - Houston, TX - 1891

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Houston, Texas. (Looking South.)

The city of Houston, Texas was founded in 1836, near the banks of the Buffalo Bayou. Named after Sam Houston, the city was incorporated in 1837, and has grown to be the largest city in Texas - and the fourth largest in the United States. The city saw many bursts in population growth due to the early port and railroad system, as well as the discovery of oil in 1901. It is home to NASA's Mission Control Center, and the Texas Medical Center - the largest collection of research and healthcare institutions in the world. This beautiful map provides a look at the early days of the city. Complete reference list below.

Features lettered references to the following locations:

Directory of Public Buildings, Hotels, Railroads and Some of the Leading Manufactories.

A. Court House.
B. City Hall.
C. P.O. Building.
D. Cotton Exchange.
E. Water Works.
F. Power House, Electric Railway
     a. Masonic Temple.
     b. Armory.
G. Grand Central Depot.
H. Union Depot,
 I.  Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe Depot.
J. San Antonio & Arkansas Pass. Depot.
K. New Orleans Depot.
     c. Capital Hotel.
     d. Bayles Hotel.
     e. Opera House.
L. Merchants & Planters Oil Co.
M. Southern Cotton Oil Co.
N. National Oil Co.
O. Inman Compress Co.
P. Peoples Compress.
Q. International Compress Works.
R. Bayou City Press.
     f. Electric Light Works.
S. Dickson Car Wheel Works.
T. Phoenix Iron Works.
U. Car Shops and Yards, So. Pac. Ry. Co.
V. H. &. T. C. Railway Shops.
W. Cotton Gin.
X. Houston Ice Works.
Y. Axle Grease Factory.
Z. Steamboat Wharves.


Baptist Mission, Washington St.
First Baptist Church, Cor. Rusk and Fannin.
German Baptist Church, Clay, 4th Ward.
Second Baptist Church, 5th Ward, Cor. Hardy and Liberty.

Church of the Annunciation, Texas and Crawford.
St. Joseph Chapel, North-West Cor. of Franklin and Caroline.
St. Joseph Church, South-West Cor. of Clay and Kane.
St. Patricks Church, Conti and Mauri.

Christ Church, North-East Cor. Texas Ave and Fannin.
Mission of the Epiphany, Hardy and Conti.
St. John's Mission of Christ Church, Shanghai and Leland.

Temple Beth Isrl, Crawford and Franklin.

First German Evangelical Lutheran, Texas Ave and Milan.
German Lutheran Trinity, Louisiana, between Preston and Prairie

First German M. E. Church, McKinney and Milan.
German M. E. Church, Cor. Preston and Hamilton.
Hardy St. M. E. Church, West side of Hardy Betw. Stevens and James.
McKee St. M. E. Church, Travis and Milan.
Washington Street M. E. Church, Washington.

First Presbyterian Church, Between Main and Travis.
Lubbock St. Presbyterian Church, Between Sabine and Silver.
Second Presbyterian Church, Lamar and Crawford.

Antioch Baptist Church, Between Smith and Sabine.
Brown's Chapel, A. M. E. C. Washington Road Court and Wichman.
Burton Grove Baptist Church, Badroad and Dart.
Fourth Missionery Baptist, Broadway and Lamar.
First Mission Baptist Church, Walker and Bagby.
Jerusalem Baptist Church, Emancipation Ground.
Mount Pillon B. P. Church, Hemphile and State.
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Forbush and Duval.
Mount Vernon M. E. Church, Vine and Shoa.
Mount Zion Baptist Church, (German) between I. and G. U.
Pleasant Grove, Baptist, Grove, Between Liberty Rd and Liberty St.
Sloan Street M. E. Church, Sloan and Sydnor.
St. Mark's Baptist, Montgomery Ave Quitman, and Morris.
St. Paul's A. M. E. Church, Travis Bld.
Wesley Chapel, A. M. E. Church, Prairie and Texas Ave.


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