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Houston Subdivision Collection

Identifier: MSS 0118

Scope and Contents

The Houston Subdivision Collection is a collection consisting of brochures, pamphlets, and plat maps documenting the development of new subdivisions in the Houston area. The boxed material contains abstracts of titles, brochures, lists of property owners, and newspaper clippings. The plat maps are from different subdivisions, each newly created at that particular time. Also included with the plat maps are three Houston street directories and city maps of the 1890s and 1900s.


  • 1890-1979


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Houston Subdivision Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


4.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 1 flat file)

Language of Materials



All components of this collection are organized by subdivision.

Processing Information

Processed by Claire Wilkins, 1979; Updated by Emily Scott and Laney McAdow, 2013.

Houston Subdivision Collection
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houston History Research Center Repository


African American History Research Center
Houston Public Library
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston History Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002