A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 55
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THE CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS 55
one of the finest buildings of its kind in the South
and would be a credit to a city fives times the population
Mr. O. L. Cochran, who has the distinction of being
the oldest citizen of Houston, and who for many
years was the postmaster here, furnishes the following
information about the early locations of the
Houston Postoffice: During the days of the Texas
Republic it was located on the west side of Main
street, about the middle of the block between Preston
and Congress avenues. After Texas became a
State of the Union, in 1845, the office was removed
to the old hotel, corner of Franklin avenue and
Travis street. It was then removed to Dr. Hull's
drug store, corner of Preston and Main, the site of
the present Fox building. Then it was removed to
courthouse square and located on the northeast corner
of Congress avenue and Fannin street. It remained
here for many years and then was removed
just across the street to the northwest corner of Congress
and Fannin. The next move was to the rear
of the Fox building on the north side of Preston.
Then it was taken to the Miller building on the
northwest corner of Fannin and Preston. Its stay
here was not long and its next move was to the Taylor
building on the southwest corner of Preston and
San Jacinto. It remained in the Taylor building
until 1890, when the Government purchased the
southeast corner of Franklin and Fannin and erected
its own building there. That building was behind
the times and Houston grew so rapidly that
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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/m1/63/?rotate=90: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .