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Aerial view of Union Station
An aerial view of the old railroad passenger terminal, Union Station, which was located at Texas Avenue and Crawford Street. This view is looking west over the city near Capitol Avenue and Chenevert Street....
Back street view of the Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The view is looking west from the corner of Main Street and the "back street" (Bissonnet) that forms the triangle from the point where Main Street and Montrose Boulevard...
Printed photograph of the Capitol Hotel in Houston, located on the future site of the Rice Hotel. The view is looking northwest from the corner of Texas Avenue and Main Street.
Commerce Street west from the corner of Main Street
A view of Main Street looking west down Commerce Avenue. Numerous horse-drawn wagons and buggies crowd the sides of Commerce Avenue.
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...
Congress Street east from Main Street
Photograph of a printed engraving of Houston from Main Street looking east down Congress Avenue. Pedestrians, horse-drawn carriages, and an electric streetcar are depicted in the scene.
Downtown Austin toward the State Capitol
A view of Austin, Texas, looking north on Congress Avenue toward the State Capitol building from near Fifth Street. The State Capitol building in this photograph was destroyed by fire November 9, 1881....
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.
Downtown Houston west from the city hall tower
Photograph of a printed engraving of a view looking west from the City Hall tower of Houston across the rooftops of the expanse of the city. Horse-drawn transportation and pedestrians are depicted in the...
Elevated north view of Main Street from Capitol Avenue
A view from an elevated position on Main Street looking north from Capitol Avenue. The new Rice Hotel is under construction with the steel skeleton rising up across Main street from the Binz building....
Elevated View of a Crowd Downtown
Elevated view looking south on Main Street at Rusk. A large crowd of people fill the street.
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...
Elevated view of Main Street from Lamar Avenue
A view from an elevated position on Main Street looking north from Lamar Avenue. Construction of several buildings under way illustrates the downtown building boom of 1927. The Neils Esperson building,...
Elevated view of the 600 or 700 block of Main Street
An elevated view of Houston looking north on Main Street in the 600 or 700 block. Prominent in the photograph are the Rice Hotel on the left, and the Binz Building on the right, flanking the intersection...
Elevated view of the 800 block of Main Street
Elevated view looking north on the 800 block of Main Street. The Majestic Theatre, the Rice Hotel, and the Binz Building can be seen in this photograph.
Excavation for Commerce Building
Excavation for the new location of Levy Brothers Dry Goods Co., to be built by Jesse H. Jones, and located at 914 Main Street at Walker. The First Presbyterian Church can be seen to the left of the excavation...
Houston skyline from a street level bridge
A view of the downtown Houston skyline looking east from an unidentified bridge. The bridge led into the downtown district between Capitol Avenue and Rusk Avenue. The Esperson Building is the tallest building...
Main street at Franklin Avenue
A view of Main Street at Franklin Avenue looking south. Automobiles can be seen stopped at the first traffic signal and parked along the side of the street. Intersecting tracks and overhead electric wires...
Main Street facing north at Congress Avenue
A view of Main Street at Congress Avenue, looking north. An electric streetcar can be seen in the street along with horse-drawn carriages.
Main Street from Franklin Street
Photograph of a printed engraving of Houston's Main Street looking south from Franklin Avenue. Horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians are depicted in the scene.
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