Harris County and Houston in the Early 20th Century

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359. [MAP]. ROCK MAP COMPANY. Map of Harris Co. Texas. Rock Map Co. Houston, [pre-1911]. Lithograph map of Harris County showing existent and proposed railroads, county and shell roads, communities, and land abstracts; overall sheet size: 40.5 x 52 cm. Creased where folded, small splits at a few folds (no losses), light chipping to right blank margin, contemporary pencil notations on verso. Very good overall.

     The Houston Galveston Interurban line is indicated as a proposed rail line on the map. It was in existence from 1911 to 1936. Downtown Houston is shown as a square with five circles extending outward toward adjacent counties. The circles indicate distances from the courthouse in Houston with five, ten, fifteen, twenty, and thirty miles radii. Railroads and major roads fan out from downtown Houston. Names of original grantees are indicated, including founders and early residents, such as Samuel May Williams, William P. Harris, George B. McKinstry, Jno. M. Swisher. Houston Heights is laid out. San Jacinto and Trinity bays are at lower left. The Rock Map Company is best known for its Texas oil and gas maps, along with Texas county maps.


Sold. Hammer: $1,100.00; Price Realized: $1,347.50.

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