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Extinguishing of a fire at the Temple building on Main Street
The ruins of the Temple Building after a 1912 fire on Main Street.
Construction of an unidentified towering building
The steel skeleton of an unidentified building under construction rises above an older four story building in Houston.
Construction of the Harris County courthouse
The Harris County Courthouse in Houston at the corner of Congress and Fannin under construction.
Strut airplane with pilot in cockpit
An unidentified man in a strut design airplane in a field. Mud on the wheels indicates the airplane may have recently landed. Several buildings can be seen in the background.
Grand Central Station/Depot
An active street scene in front of Houston's Grand Central Station Railroad Depot. Pedestrians walk along the sidewalk, while horses, carriages and electric streetcars are in the road.
Panoramic view of downtown Houston skyline from the southwest side (1927)
A view of the downtown Houston skyline looking northeast from a point near Louisiana Street and Lamar Avenue. The Esperson Building is the tallest building seen in the photograph.
Aerial view of downtown Houston from the west side (1927)
Aerial photograph of downtown Houston viewed from an elevated position west of Buffalo Bayou looking east. The Esperson Building, on Travis Street at Rusk Avenue, is prominent in the top center of the...
Tilted aerial view of downtown Houston (1927)
Aerial photograph of downtown Houston viewed from above Leeland Avenue and Fannin Street looking north. The expanse of downtown development in Houston can be seen in the photograph.
Elevated view of downtown Houston
A view of Houston, looking north, from an elevated position in the Esperson Building. The Eperson Building is located at Travis Street and Rusk Avenue. The top of the Rice Hotel is seen in the foreground...
Rooftop view of downtown Houston
A view of Houston from the top of the Gulf Building, located at Main Street and Rusk Avenue. The view looks south through an architectural feature on top of the building.
South east downtown Houston (right half of illustration)
Photograph of the right half of printed illustration of bird's eye view of Houston. The view looks out from the City Hall tower south and east across the rooftops of the expanse of downtown. Horse-drawn...
Aftermath of Fifth Ward fire
The aftermath of a fire that swept through the north side (Fifth Ward) following the Mardi Gras parade of 1912. The wall remnants rising from the ruins are part of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church and...
Panorama of downtown Houston (ca. 1911)
A panoramic view of downtown Houston. The photograph appears to be taken from an elevated position near Rusk Avenue, looking north along Main Street. The Rice Hotel and the Binz Building on Main are central...
Panorama of downtown Houston (1910)
A panoramic view of downtown Houston. The photograph appears to be taken from an elevated position at Capitol Avenue, looking north along Travis Street on the left and Main Street on the right.
Composite panorama of downtown Houston (ca. 1928)
A composite panoramic photograph of downtown Houston. The photograph appears to be taken from the top of a building at Prairie Avenue, looking south down the blocks between Fannin Street on the left and...
Texas Avenue corner view from Fannin Street
A view looking west onto the north side of Texas Avenue from Fannin Street. The six story Binz Building, located at Main Street can be seen. Horse-drawn carriages and a streetcar are visible.
1000 block of Texas Avenue between Fannin and San Jacinto Street
A view looking west onto the 1000 block Texas Avenue from between Fannin Street and San Jacinto Street. Automobiles, pedestrians and an electric trolley car are visible.
Downtown Houston from Preston Avenue
A view from Preston Avenue looking east, probably from the vicinity of Milam Street. The photograph appears to be taken from a rooftop overlooking the cityscape towards Market Square.
800 block of Main Street facing north at Walker Avenue
A view looking north from the 900 block of Main Street between McKinney Avenue and Walker Avenue. Parked automobiles are along the curbs.
600 block of Main Street facing south at Texas Avenue
A view looking south onto the 600 block of Main Street at Texas Avenue. Parked automobiles line both sides of the streets while other cars travel in both directions.
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