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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Busy Corners

 
 
Busy Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2019
1. Busy Corners Marker
The marker is repeated on both sides of the lamppost.
Inscription.  

Busy Corners
The intersection of Texas Avenue and Main Street has always been a busy one. As Houston grew, the four corners were surrounded by stores, offices, hotels, and movie theaters, which attracted people from near and far.

In 1884 residents came by horse-drawn vehicles to shop in the many establishments in the area. In these photographs the area is viewed from the intersection looking north on Main Street.
Photo: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Wagons were still seen on the streets in 1900, but electric street cars had become widely used in bringing Houstonians from new suburban neighborhoods to the corners of Main and Texas where they could visit the Rice Hotel (left) or conduct business at the Binz Building, the city’s first skyscraper (right).
Photo: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

By 1930 automobiles filled the downtown streets of Houston, which by then was the largest city in Texas. A new Rice Hotel and the Binz Building were now surrounded by skyscrapers (right).
Photo: Houston Metropolitan
Busy Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2019
2. Busy Corners Marker
The marker can be seen here at the southeastern corner of Texas Avenue and Main Street.
Research Center, Houston Public Library

 
Location. 29° 45.59′ N, 95° 21.748′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Texas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Site of Capitol, Republic of Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Organization of Lady Washington Chapter, NSDAR (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Capitol of the Republic of Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church Cathedral (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Christ Church Cathedral (about 400 feet away); Kress Building (about 500 feet away); State National Bank Building (about 500 feet away); Site of the home of A.C. and Charlotte M. Allen (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Busy Corners Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 29, 2019
3. Busy Corners Marker
This additional view of the marker is towards the south along Main Street, Houston, Texas.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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