A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912

40 A THUMB-NAIL HISTORY OF
provide for all electric signs to be hung vertical with
the building.
The permits issued by the building inspector have
been classified by him in the following manner:
No. of No. of
Permits. Kind of Building. Bldgs. Valuation.
I 18-story fireproof hotel......... 1 $500,000
1 10-story fireproof hotel......... 1 195,000
1 7-story fireproof office building.. 1 150,000
1 6-story fireproof hotel.......... 1 70,000
1 6-story fireproof office building.. 1 135,000
1 4-story fireproof building....... 1 150,000
2 3-story fireproof buildings...... 2 117,000
1 3-story brick hotel and theatre
building ..................... 1 65,000
2 3-story brick flats ............. 2 31,300
4 3-story brick buildings ......... 4 126,500
1 3-story brick warehouse ........ 1 4,500
1 3-story brick office building..... 1 14,000
1 3-story concrete building and remodeling
. ................... 1 60,000
5 2-story brick warehouses........ 5 61,000
2 2-story brick flats .............. 2 32,000
2 2-story brick stores ............ 2 9,000
1 2-story brick office building ..... 33,000
5 2-story brick buildings ......... 5 36,300
3 2-story brick residences ...... 3 87,500
1 2-story concrete building........ 1 40,000
1 2-story concrete warehouse ..... 1 14,000
3 2-story frame apartments ....... 3 22,000
5 2-story wood warehouses...... 5 59,350
1 2-story stucco residence......... 1 16,000
247 2-story frame residences ........ 262 811,985
1 Brick church .................. 1 56,000
6 I-story brick buildings ......... 6 37,100
1 1-story brick office and car shed. 1 20,000
2 1-story brick warehouses ....... 2 12,000
2 1-story brick buildings (not built) 1 8,000
1 1-story cement block building.... 1 3,000
3 Frame churches ................ 3 4,650
1 Frame cub house ............. 1 2,500

Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912. Houston, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/. Accessed April 20, 2014.