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AUCTION 21

October 26, 2007

 

101. [MAP]. [HITCHCOCK, TEXAS]. Untitled manuscript map on heavy paper mounted on original linen, black and red ink with grey wash, showing Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway, Depot Grounds, in Hitchcock, Texas, and surrounding area. Neat line to neat line: 36 x 75 cm. N.p., n.d. [ca. late nineteenth or early twentieth century]. Overall light foxing, right edge chipped in blank margin, left edge chipped affecting part of neat line and moderately water-stained. Expertly executed with precise lettering and subtle shading.

            This map shows the center of Hitchcock, including twelve town blocks concentrating on the rail yards and their right of way to the northwest. Among the town features shown are the school house. Properties owned by the railroad include the depot, engine house, section house and stock pen. To the northwest is a stop for the picnic platform, and to the north across Highland Bayou is a bridge to the picnic ground. Large surrounding parcels of land include Stephen F. Austin League, P. Guyot Survey, and W. H. Jack League. ($300-500)

Sold. Hammer: $300.00; Price Realized: $352.50

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