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Charter for the City of Houston - Page 27. 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/76.

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(1897). Charter for the City of Houston - Page 27. 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/76

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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 27
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File Name uhlib_1970_001_b006_f012_001_031.jpg
Transcript To prevent, regulate and control the driving of cattle, horses and all either animals into or through the city. To prevent all trespasses, breaches of the peace and good order, assault and batteries, fighting, quarreling, using abusive, obscene, profane and insulting language, misdemeanors, and all disorderly conduct, and punishing all persons thus offending. To prevent and punish the keeping of houses wherein indecent, loud eir immodest dramatic theatrical representations are given and to adopt summary measures for the removal or suppression of all such establishments. The City Council shall have power to require on due notice all steam or street railway companies owning tracks within the city limits, which may have been or may hereafter be abandoned by them, by uonuser, to remove such tracks and to reslore at their own expense the street or way upon which such abandoned track is located to proper grade. To prevent, prohibit and suppress horse racing, immoderate riding or driving in the streets, to prohibit and punish the abuse of animals, to compel persons to fasten their horses or other animals, attached to vehicles or otherwise, while standing or remaining in the streets. To restrain and punish vagrants, mendicants, street beggars and prostitutes, inmates of bawdy and disorderly houses and gamblers, and the different kinds of vagrants, as defined bv the State Penal Cede. The City Council, for the purpose of guarding against the calamities of fire, may prohibit the erection, building, placing, moving or repairing of wooden buildings within such limits in said city as they may designate and prescribe: and may also, within said limits, prohibit the moving or putting up of any wooden buildings from without said limits: and may also prohibit the removal of any wooden building from one place to another wbhin said limits, and may direct, require and prescribe that all buildings within the limits so designated and prescribed as aforesaid, shall be made or constructed of fireproof materials; and to prohibit the rebuilding or repairing of wooden buildings within the fire limits, when the same shall