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  • Bank vault at Bank of the Southwest 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Banking quarter of Lumbermans National Bank 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1908-01-01)
  • Cars by Buffalo Bayou 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1935-01-01)
  • Construction of Sam Houston Hall 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1928-05-12)
    In the winter of 1927 Jesse H. Jones traveled to Washington D.C. with a certified check for $200,000 to enter Houston's bid for the Democratic National Convention to be held the following summer. ...
  • East Texas farmland 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Farm life in Ft. Bend County 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1911-01-01)
  • Farming in Highland Heights 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1900-01-01)
    Highland Heights is located in Northwest Houston a few miles north of Loop 610 North between Interstate 45 and Hwy 290. This area is now a heavily populated residential and commercial part of Houston.
  • Farming in the 1920's in southwest Harris County 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Feeding turkeys and ducks 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • A fig orchard 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    Figs first appeared as a horticultural crop in the 1900 census. The industry expanded until 1920, when it slumped, but by 1930 the fig census showed more than a million trees-ten times the number ...
  • First producing oil well in Barbers Hill 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Goose Creek oil fields 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1923-01-01)
    The first offshore drilling for oil in Texas occurred along Goose Creek in southeast Harris County, twenty-one miles southeast of Houston on Galveston Bay. In 1903 John I. Gaillard noticed bubbles ...
  • Goose Creek oil fields 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1917-01-01)
    The first offshore drilling for oil in Texas occurred along Goose Creek in southeast Harris County, twenty-one miles southeast of Houston on Galveston Bay. In 1903 John I. Gaillard noticed bubbles ...
  • Goose Creek oil fields 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1934-07-15)
    The first offshore drilling for oil in Texas occurred along Goose Creek in southeast Harris County, twenty-one miles southeast of Houston on Galveston Bay. In 1903 John I. Gaillard noticed bubbles ...
  • A Gulf Coast orange grower feeding pigs and chickens on his farm in League City 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    The first commercial grove of grapefruit trees was planted in 1904; by 1925 approximately 80 percent of the Texas citrus crop consisted of grapefruit, the remainder of the crop being 15 percent ...
  • Hermann Hospital 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1920-01-01)
    Hermann Hospital opened its doors in 1907.
  • Houston branch of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1912-01-01)
  • Houston Panorama 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1930-01-01)
  • Humble oil fields 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1916-09-03)
    Humble became a boomtown in 1904, when oil was discovered nearby and the town site was laid out. By the time the Lone Star Hotel was built and thirty wells were completed several months later, 10,000 ...
  • Man and dog in a field 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Man and girl standing in orange orchard 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    The first commercial grove of grapefruit trees was planted in 1904; by 1925 approximately 80 percent of the Texas citrus crop consisted of grapefruit, the remainder of the crop being 15 percent ...
  • Man in an alfalfa field on a Harris County farm 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    Alfalfa was introduced in 1884, and its culture spread rapidly over the state. At that time alfalfa produced four tons of hay per acre which sold at $15 a ton. Early varieties of hay grown in the ...
  • Man in fig orchard 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    Figs first appeared as a horticultural crop in the 1900 census. The industry expanded until 1920, when it slumped, but by 1930 the fig census showed more than a million trees-ten times the number ...
  • Man in fig orchard 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    Figs first appeared as a horticultural crop in the 1900 census. The industry expanded until 1920, when it slumped, but by 1930 the fig census showed more than a million trees-ten times the number ...
  • Man in fig orchard 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1922-01-01)
    Figs first appeared as a horticultural crop in the 1900 census. The industry expanded until 1920, when it slumped, but by 1930 the fig census showed more than a million trees-ten times the number ...
  • Man on tractor farming land in Ft. Bend County 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Men driving horse-drawn harvester 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Men in watermelon field in Aldine, Texas 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1912-01-01)
  • Men loading grain into silos 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Men plowing field on fig orchard in Webster, Texas 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    Webster is located midway between downtown Houston and Galveston with Interstate 45, Bay Area Boulevard, and NASA Parkway as its central corridors. Figs first appeared as a horticultural crop in the ...
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1947-01-01)
    Miller Outdoor Theatre was named for the late Houston mining engineer Jesse Wright Miller. The first Miller Outdoor Theatre opened in 1923. It was a classic Doric poscenium structure that featured ...
  • Mr. Ellis in fig orchard in San Leon 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    Figs first appeared as a horticultural crop in the 1900 census. The industry expanded until 1920, when it slumped, but by 1930 the fig census showed more than a million trees-ten times the number ...
  • Oil fields and wells near Houston 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Oil fields and wells near Houston 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Oil well in Damon Mound 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    Damon (Damon's) Mound is a limestone formation that rises 146 feet above the surrounding terrain It is in northwestern Brazoria County. Damon Mound has served as a source of limestone, and mineral ...
  • Oil well in Damon Mound 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1917-01-01)
    Damon (Damon's) Mound is a limestone formation that rises 146 feet above the surrounding terrain It is in northwestern Brazoria County. Damon Mound has served as a source of limestone, and mineral ...
  • Oil well in Damon Mound spewing oil 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    Damon (Damon's) Mound is a limestone formation that rises 146 feet above the surrounding terrain It is in northwestern Brazoria County. Damon Mound has served as a source of limestone, and mineral ...
  • Oil wells at Barbers Hill 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1919-01-01)
  • Oil wells in Blue Ridge oil field 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    Gulf Oil Company brought in the first commercially producing oil well in 1919 at Blue Ridge. (From the Handbook of Texas Online.)
  • Orange pickers at work 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    The first commercial grove of grapefruit trees was planted in 1904; by 1925 approximately 80 percent of the Texas citrus crop consisted of grapefruit, the remainder of the crop being 15 percent ...
  • People in corn field 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1912-01-01)
    Aldine is a community north of Houston, Texas.
  • Pig slaughtering 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Queen Theatre 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Sailboats on the bay 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • San Jacinto Hotel construction 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1927-01-01)
    Identification of the automobiles in the picture - Left to right: 1923 Lincoln Sedan, 1922 Model T Coupe (next to Post), 192 Essex Sedan, 1921 Model T Touring Car (extreme right)
  • Sugar Land farm scene 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Swimmers in a Houston area bay 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
  • Swimmers in a Houston area bayou 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1953-01-01)
  • Threshing rice on a farm near Beaumont 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)
    Around the 1900's Japanese were invited to the Webster and other Harris County areas to develop rice farms on the flat prairies. Rice continues to be one of the agricultural products grown in Harris ...
  • Train 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1922-01-01)
  • The Union State Bank Building 

    Schlueter, Frank J. (Museum of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Resource Center, 1910-01-01)