The front cover features a central engraving of Houston's Main Street, ccomplete with horses and buggies, pedestrians, and streetcar tracks. A smaller engraving above it depicts the W.D. Cleveland & Co. Building. W.D. Cleveland & Co. were wholesale grocers and cotton factors. [Source: The Handbook of Texas Online]. This date was derived from the copyright statement.
"Houston's enterprise grand marches." (1887) Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/36934.
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