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History of city Houston, Texas in photos

A small historical reference

Incorporated: June 5, 1837

History: In August 1836, two real estate entrepreneurs from New York, Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen, purchased 6,642 acres (26.88 km2) of land along Buffalo Bayou with the intent of founding a city. The Allen brothers decided to name the city after Sam Houston, the popular general at the Battle of San Jacinto, who was elected President of Texas in September 1836.

Population: 2 099 451

Sights:

Houston. City Hall
City Hall
Houston. Main Street, 1910
Main Street, 1910
Houston. Main Street, on the corner on the left side - Bender Hotel, 1920's
Main Street, on the corner on the left side - Bender Hotel, 1920's
Houston. Old house and fruit stand, 1943
Old house and fruit stand, 1943
Houston. Railroad station, 1940's
Railroad station, 1940's
Houston. The Capitol Hotel, 1840s
The Capitol Hotel, 1840s
Houston. The Rice Hotel, 1910
The Rice Hotel, 1910
Houston. The Texas Rocket, 1938
The Texas Rocket, 1938
Houston. Administrative Building of Rice Institute
Administrative Building of Rice Institute
Houston. Annunciation Church, 1921
Annunciation Church, 1921
Houston. Church of the Annunciation
Church of the Annunciation and Incarnate Word Academy
Houston. City Hall and Market House, 1909
City Hall and Market House, 1909
Houston. Cotton Blockade
Cotton Blockade
Houston. Crowds on downtown streets, 1943
Crowds on downtown streets, 1943
Houston. First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church
Houston. First through train, 1880
First through train from Houston, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana, 1880
Houston. Fourth Church of Christ Scientist
Fourth Church of Christ Scientist
Houston. Grand Central Depot
Grand Central Depot
Houston. Great Terminal Union Station
Great Terminal Union Station
Houston. Harris County Court House
Harris County Court House
Houston. Panorama of the city, circa 1912
Panorama of the city with 'Little Frank's' balloon, circa 1912
Houston. St Anne's Church
St Anne's Church
Houston. Sterling Hotel
Sterling Hotel
Houston. U.S. Maritime Commission bus, 1943
U.S. Maritime Commission bus for transporting shipyard workers, 1943

Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.



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