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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 22. 1897. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 17, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/98/show/71.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 22. 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/71

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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 22
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Transcript To fix the squaring and to prevent encroachments and obstructions on the streets, sidewalks, squares, ways, levees, public roads and places. To fix the place for the anchoring of waU v craft on Buffalo To establish an active system of inspection over the conduct of persons and premises. To establish and maintain a city police, pre»Tibe the duties of policemen and regulate their conduct. To provide for lighting the streets by gas, electricity, or other means, and for this purpose may establish gas works or electric w orks for the manufacture of gas or electricity for the use of the city and the inhabitants thereof. To determine iu what part of the city slaughter houses, bone boilers, soap makers, brick yards, or other establishments of any business which is or may be injurious to the value of adjacent property, or unwholesome or disagreeable to the occupants of adjacent property, shall not be allowed to be carried on or to be erected, and to regulate the same, and provide for the removal of such establishments. To determine in what part of the city wooden buildings shall not b" erected; to prevent gunpowder or other explosive material, kerosene oil or other inflammable oils being stored within the city limits in such quantity as to endanger the safety' of adjacent property. To provide means for the protection against and the extinguishment of conflagrations, and for the regulation, maintenance, and support of a fire department. To permit or forbid theaters, balls, or other public amusements, and to suppress the same whenever the preservation of ord'?r, tranquility, or public safety may require. To close dram shops, drinking saloons, and other places where intoxicating liquors are sold, and variety theaters, whenever necessary or expedient. To define what shall be a nuisance in said city, and to abate same by summary proceedings. To prohibit .and punish keepers and inmates of bawdy -ouses and variety shows, and to segregate and regulate the