Busy Corners

Busy Corners (HM2LCX)

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N 29° 45.59', W 95° 21.748'

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Busy CornersThe intersection of Texas Avenue and Main Street has always been a busy one. As Houston grew, the four corners were surrounded by stores, offices, hotels, and movie theaters, which attracted people from near and far.In 1884 residents came by horse-drawn vehicles to shop in the many establishments in the area. In these photographs the area is viewed from the intersection looking north on Main Street. Photo: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public LibraryWagons were still seen on the streets in 1900, but electric street cars had become widely used in bringing Houstonians from new suburban neighborhoods to the corners of Main and Texas where they could visit the Rice Hotel (left) or conduct business at the Binz Building, the city's first skyscraper (right). Photo: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public LibraryBy 1930 automobiles filled the downtown streets of Houston, which by then was the largest city in Texas. A new Rice Hotel and the Binz Building were now surrounded by skyscrapers (right). Photo: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
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Date Added Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 271565 N 3294511
Decimal Degrees29.75983333, -95.36246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 45.59', W 95° 21.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 45' 35.4" N, 95° 21' 44.88" W
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