Old Map of Houston

Old Map of Houston

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    Situated in the heart of the Lone Star State, the city of Houston has gained a reputation as a growing and vibrant city- just as it appears on our Old Map of Houston. The Old Map of Houston illustrates how the city appeared during a great population boom.

    While other cities in the South were still rebuilding after the Civil War at this time, Houston was booming and experiencing an increase in population and industry from 1890-1900 in particular. The Old Map of Houston, a depiction of the city by A. L. Westyard, shows the city at time when the cotton, lumber, and transportation industries were experiencing tremendous expansion.

    At the time that the Old Map of Houston was created by Westyard, Houston was the third largest city in the state of Texas and today it holds the first spot. The railways are still as active as they were in the 1890s, but the diversity of the city has grown and changed over the years. Whether your family came to Houston during this "boom" or is relatively new to the city, the Old Map of Houston is sure to be a valued memento in any home.

    Framed in a beautiful real wood frame that is approximately 1” wide and ½” thick, old state maps come in various sizes and are carefully packed for delivery.

    As this item is a true facsimile of an actual old map there may be slight imperfections which only add to its authenticity.

    Please allow 3 - 5 working days for individual print production and hand-framing of the item in addition to shipping time.

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