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Proposed Sub-Division Negro Quarters, 50 Ft. Wide Lots

One of 15,000 maps in the series: Personal Papers (MS 80-0002) available on this site.

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Map showing the layout of a proposed subdivision within the boundaries of Oyster Creek, north of Sugar Land Street in Sugar Land, Texas. It includes block numbers and lot counts, with colored bands denoting sections; there are residential lots as well as a school property, playground and park, and a sewage treatment plant. Scale 1:240.

Physical Description

1 map : blueline, hand col. ; 45 x 44 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. March 11, 1954.

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This map is part of the collection entitled: Harris and Eliza Kempner and was provided by the Rosenberg Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this map can be viewed below.

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The Center collects, preserves and organizes archival materials that document the history of Galveston and Texas. It contributes manuscripts, photos, maps, architectural drawings, genealogical materials, and reference books and city directories.

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  • Main Title: Proposed Sub-Division Negro Quarters, 50 Ft. Wide Lots
  • Added Title: Proposed Layout for Quarters: 330 Lots - 50 ft wide
  • Series Title: Personal Papers (MS 80-0002)

Description

Map showing the layout of a proposed subdivision within the boundaries of Oyster Creek, north of Sugar Land Street in Sugar Land, Texas. It includes block numbers and lot counts, with colored bands denoting sections; there are residential lots as well as a school property, playground and park, and a sewage treatment plant. Scale 1:240.

Physical Description

1 map : blueline, hand col. ; 45 x 44 cm.

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"By BFE."

Stamp in lower-right corner: "Imperial Sugar Company Sugar Land, Texas. Proposed Sub-Division, Negro Quarters, 50 Ft. Wide Lots. Scale: 1" = 20'-0". Date: 3-11-54. Drawn: BFE. Sheet No. 2. Total Sheets: 2."

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Harris and Eliza Kempner

One of Galveston’s most iconic families, the Kempner family influenced the social and philanthropic landscape of Galveston, and its members created an expansive economic empire. This collection includes both personal papers and documentation of the family's involvement in business and industry.

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  • March 11, 1954

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  • March 29, 2019, 12:54 a.m.

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  • June 11, 2021, 12:09 p.m.

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  • N:29.63, E:-95.63, S: 29.62, W:-95.64

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Proposed Sub-Division Negro Quarters, 50 Ft. Wide Lots, map, March 11, 1954; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1134406/: accessed July 28, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rosenberg Library.

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