A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 151
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The Houston Cotton Exchange and Board of
Trade-Some Houston Cotton CompressesThe
Houston Chamber of Commerce-Houston's
Large Manufacturing and Busincss Concerts.
Unquestionably the first commercial organization
in Texas was the old Chamber of Commerce
organized in Houston April 5, 1840, with Mr. Perkins
as president. Unfortunately this association
has left nothing but a name, for there is no record
of work done by it, though it is fair to presume that
it accomplished some of the objects for which it
Not for thirty-four years was another attempt
made to form a commercial body in this city. On
May 16, 1874, a number of the prominent business
men of Houston met in one of the parlors of the
Huthins House and organized the Houston Board
of Trade and Cotton Exchange. Mr. C. S. Log
cope was elected president, Mr. Wm. J. Hutdbns,
vice-president and Mr. George W. idd secretary.
The new organization went active to wor. Perkins
Hall, used also as a theatre at times, was
lead; Mr. Kidd purcl ed some m blkbods
and with no other furniture or fixings, the Ehange
was officialy d opn and rdy for
bImine. At that time leg'p
o-B wee ery
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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/m1/168/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .