City Directories

Houston City Directories: The Macatee’s Involvment

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Houston City Directories. Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co./R.L. Polk, 1882-83. pg 38.Image

Houston City Directories. Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co./R.L. Polk, 1887-88. pg 26.

It was discovered that W. L. Macatee held the first Texas State Fair on his property from the Houston city directory of 1882-83. Also, it was discovered that Macatee was involved in the Houston city government from the Houston city directory of 1887-88. These discoveries only increased the notion that the Macatees were highly involved in the development of Houston. These findings led me to search for articles on this connection that the Macatees had with Houston and what role they played.

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Houston City Directories: W. L. Macatee Co. Advertisments

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Houston City Directories. Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co./R.L. Polk, 1866. pg ix.

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Houston City Directories. Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co./R.L. Polk, 1882-83. pg 4.

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Houston City Directories. Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co./R.L. Polk, 1892-93. pg. 340.

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Houston City Directories. Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co./R.L. Polk, 1917. pg. 58.

To continue research on the longevity of W. L. Macatee and Sons’ Building Materials I began looking through Houston city directories. W. L. Macatee had many large advertisements in these city directories and these ads appeared over many years. This supported that the Macatees were in buisness for a long time and were important to Houston. Since, the Macatees appeared to have a large role in the Houston economy I began researching to discover what that role was exactly.