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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 20. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/69.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 20. City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/69

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Title Charter for the City of Houston
Publisher Texas World Publishing Company
Date 1897
Description A bill entitled An act to provide a charter for the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Donor Fuermann, George
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Municipal government
  • City planning
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • documents (object genre)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1970-001, Box 6, Folder 12
ArchivesSpace URI /repositories/2/archival_objects/2673
Original Collection George Fuermann "Texas & Houston" Collection
Digital Collection City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
File Name index.cpd
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Title Page 20
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Transcript the same, and to provide by ordinance that shall constitu -ate < IT: ploasi the land i shall regulate a said city for cm Sec. SI. The City Council is hereby authorized and em- md condemn land and real estate within the f said city to the public use for streets, alleys el for extending and widening the same; and •e and landing places for steamers and other ■ schools and for public squares, parks and For the condemnation of any land or real ,-ing proceedings shall be had: The City ; a resolution describing by metes and bounds ndenmed, stating for what public purpose it used, and thereupon the provisions contained ,il Statutes of the State of Texas, A. D. 1895, mdemnation of lands by railway companies, a control the proceedings had and taken by emnation purposes, so far as applicable. ["ity Council shall have authority, by ordinance or resolution, to order the filling up or draining any property where water is liable to accumulate and become stagnant; to order the proper and permanent connection of sinks and water closets with the public sewers, the removal of privies, and the filling up of cesspools; to order the cutting of weeds and tall grass on private property and on the adjacent sidewalks; and generally to order and control the doing of any work of a sanitary character which may be deemed necessary on of about any premises within the limits of the City of Houston, and to prescribe the time within which the same shall be (Tone; and in no event shall any such work be a charge against the city, but the expense shall be defrayed by the owners of the property involved. Sec. 32. No person shall erect any building or fence in the city without first obtaining a permit as hereinbefore prescribed, and having the lines of his property established by the City Engineer: provided, that fences may be constructed on interior lines without such permit, but all permits for building