A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 135
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
THE CTY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS 135
to ice-making also. That was not true, however, for
it was not until 1880 that an ice manufacturing
plant was established. That was the Central Ice
Company, organized by Mr. Hugh Hamilton. The
first machinery was a dilapidated and abandoned
ice machine. This is today one of the largest and
most successful plants in the State. The American
Brewing Company is another large and flourishing
concern. It was chartered in 1894 and its principal
owner is Mr. A. Busch of St. Louis.
Today Houston has a number of large ice-making
plants, the chief being the Houston Packing
Company, the Henke Artesian Ice and Refrigerating
Company, the Crystal Ice and Fuel Company
and the Irvin Ice Factory.
Shortly after the close of the war one or two attempts
were made to establish cotton mills here.
Not until 1872 was the movement successful. In
that year the City Cotton Mills were erected in
the Second ward. Mr. B. A. Shepherd was the
principal stockholder, owning slightly more than
half of the stock. The mill was just beginning to
do a good business, when, in August, 1875, it was
destroyed by fire. The loss was complete, being
$200,000, with no insurance.
A few years later Mr. E. H. Cushing and Mr.
James F. Dumble started another cotton mill out
at Eureka, five miles from Houston on the Houston
Here’s what’s next.
This book can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Book.
Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/151/: accessed May 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .