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Antique Houston Map Spiral Notebook - Ruled Line

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Shopping lists, school notes or poems - 118 page spiral notebook with ruled line paper is a perfect companion in everyday life. The durable printed cover makes the owner proud to carry it everywhere.

.: 118 ruled line single pages
.: Front cover print
.: Black back cover

Here is a cool notebook with an super rare map of the city of Houston, Texas published by the Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co., in 1882.  They were a Houston-based publishing company active through the turn of the twentieth century. Operating out of the Beatty Building at Main Street and Walker Avenue in Downtown Houston (demolished in 2007), Morrison & Fourmy issued directories for cities throughout the state of Texas. These booklets included information regarding a city’s various schools, churches, businesses, banks, government buildings, attractions, streets, properties, and other elements of note.

The map is divided into wards and labeled based on property ownership. Depicts Buffalo Bayou, as well as White Oak Bayou, though it is not labeled. To the far left along the bayou appears “Glenwood,” denoting historic Glenwood cemetery founded 1872. Delineates various railroad lines running in and out of the city and marks the locations of industrial plants concentrated near present-day Downtown such as ‘Water Wks,’ ‘Houston Cotton Press,’ ‘Central Ice Factory,’ and ‘Steam Mill.’ The map also labels sites around the city such as hospitals, schools, cemeteries, gardens, depots, and churches. A line along the bottom margin reads ‘Corporation Limits,’ and near the bottom left corner lies the city’s fairgrounds.