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Polk's Morrison & Fourmy Austin City Directory, 1918

Polk's Morrison & Fourmy Austin City Directory, 1918

Date: 1918
Creator: R.L. Polk & Co., Compilers
Description: "Containing a miscellaneous directory of state, county and city governments, a postoffice [sic] directory, educational institutions, churches, banks, incorporated companies, secret and benevolent societies, etc., etc., a street guide and householders directory, an alphabetically arranged list of business houses and private citizens giving full name, occupation or pursuit and address, also a complete classified business directory 'The Buyers' Guide'."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Capitol Directory, Austin, Texas

Capitol Directory, Austin, Texas

Date: 1921
Creator: Austin, Tex: Forum Print. Co.
Description: "Names, street addresses, telephone numbers and department of employment of persons permanently located in the state capitol and the state land office building on February 1, 1921."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Mercantile and General City Directory of Austin, Texas---1872-1873.

Mercantile and General City Directory of Austin, Texas---1872-1873.

Date: 1872
Creator: Gray, S. A & Moore, W. D.
Description: The 1872-1873 Austin city directory, "Containing an Interesting History of Austin, the Name and Residence of its Citizens, and Local Information of General Interest." (From the title page.)
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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