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Industrial Map of Greater Houston: Second National Bank of Houston 1952

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  • Title: Industrial Map of Greater Houston
  • Author: Second National Bank of Houston
  • Date: 1952
  • Medium: Chromolithograph
  • Condition: Very Good - light age toning, some wear and minor separations at issued folding, minimal paper loss in margins. Contains a few contemporary annotations and markings in various colors. Tape in margins from old repairs.
  • Inches: 45 x 35 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 114.3 x 88.9 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 003654

Mid-century map of the city of Houston, Texas noting sites of industrial importance. Recto shows the city with a small inset to the upper right of Baytown, located to the southeast towards Galveston Bay. In the lower right corner appears an image of the Second National Bank Building in Downtown Houston. Next to it, a legend explains the symbols used to indicate Railroads, Boulevards, City Limits, Block Numbers, Subdivision Names, Parks & Cemeteries, U. S. & State Hwy. Markers, Hiways & Tunnels Under Construction, Manufacturing Plant Locations, Manufacturing Plant Property Lines, and Schools. Map depicts Houston sites and locales such as Memorial Park, Bellaire, Southside Place, River Oaks, River Oaks and Houston Country Clubs, Montrose, Southampton, Hermann Park, Rice Institute and Stadium, the Texas Medical Center, St. Thomas University, the University of Houston, Glenwood Cemetery, Buffalo and White Oak Bayous, and the Heights, among others. To the right of the map appears an index of Houston manufacturers, and below is a street index.

Verso features several inset photographic views and smaller maps. These include a photograph of the Houston Ship Channel and Turning Basin, and one of the Gulf Freeway. The inset maps include one of the Southwest Gulf Coast Showing Intracoastal Canal, a Map of Harris County, and a Houston Downtown Section with a corresponding index. The inset of Harris County contains several smaller insets of the cities of Humble Webster, Katy, Crosby, and Tomball, Texas in the Greater Houston Area. Verso also contains text conveying information about various Gulf Coast ports and banking in the region.