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Grand Central Station Rail Depot
Photograph of a printed engraving of Grand Central Station Railroad Depot in Houston. Multiple train tracks and several rail passenger cars are shown in front of the station with people walking alongside....
Many people disembark from rail cars among the trees in Magnolia Park on the south bank of Buffalo Bayou near Houston. John Thomas Brady owned the property that was developed into Magnolia Park. He also...
"Hercules Upholding the Heavens" statue
A statue, "Hercules Upholding the Heavens", located outside the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Brownie drinking fountain
A bronze statue of an elf named Brownie installed as a drinking fountain in a rock-lined space in Sam Houston Park. In 1968, after years spent in storage, Brownie found an honored place in the Children's...
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 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,...
South view of Main Street from Congress Avenue
A view onto Main Street looking south from Congress Avenue. Horse-drawn transportation and electric streetcars share the street. (p. 32 "Houston: The Feast Years")
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.
Unidentified oil well fire
An unidentified oil well fire. A billowing column of flame and smoke rises from the fire as a pair of unidentified men stand behind a small barrier. Shielded from the flames, they are spraying water off...
"Zeeland" yacht with owner
The yacht, the "Zeeland", owned by H. Baldwin Rice, one time mayor of Houston and nephew of William Marsh Rice.
Second opening of Houston Ship Channel viewed from docked ship (sepia)
This photograph appears to have been taken on board a ship docked at the Port of Houston. On the right, the smokestack of a nearby boat is visible. On the left, through the ship's masts, a dock and several...
Grand Central Station/Depot
A view of Grand Central Station Railroad Depot in Houston showing the length of the building. The front of the building is seen with horse-drawn wagons parked at the street side.
"U.S. Revenue Cutter Windom" at first opening of Houston Ship Channel
The "U.S. Revenue Cutter Windom" is tied to the dock at the Port of Houston. Several smaller boats are moored in front of and behind the "Windom's" berth.
Wildcatters on a drilling derrick deck
Four men pose on the working deck of a derrick. They are pictured beside the mechanical wheels and equipment that operate the lift crane and rotary drill. The drill stem is central in the photograph, rising...
Two unidentified oil rigs with horses and men
An unidentified oil field in Texas. Two drilling derricks are visible in the picture and several unidentified men are standing at the base of the derrick in the foreground. Numerous teams of horses stand...
A large group of people stands on the edge of an unidentified body of water to witness a baptism in Waco, Texas. Horse carriages are drawn up alongside them. A small group of people stands in the water,...
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.
Binz Building decorated for the No-Tsu-Oh Carnival
The Binz Building decorated at night for the No-Tsu-Oh Carnival. The view faces south toward the corner of Main Street and Texas Avenue from the 500 block of Main Street.
Auditorium Public Hall
Auditorium Public Hall on Main Street at McGovern Street.
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...
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