1957 U.S. Geological Survey City Map or Plan of Houston, Texas

Houston and Vicinity. - Main View

1957 U.S. Geological Survey City Map or Plan of Houston, Texas


Huge plan of Houston!


Houston and Vicinity.
  1957 (dated)     49 x 62.5 in (124.46 x 158.75 cm)     1 : 24000


This is an extremely large 1957 U.S. Geological Survey city map of Houston, Texas. The map depicts from Bellaire to Channelview and Golden Acres and from Melrose Park and Sherwood Place to South Houston and the Houston International Airport.
A Closer Look
Highly detailed, streets throughout are illustrated, although not all are labeled. Schools, churches, and hospitals are illustrated along with oil tanks and refineries. Suburbs, neighborhoods, and other subdivisions are identified. The campuses of Rice University (then known as the Rice Institute), Texas Southern University, and the University of Houston are included. Rice Stadium, which would host a speech by President John F. Kennedy only five years later, is labeled. The city's railroads cut through the streets at strange angles, indicating their presence long before being subsumed into sprawling urbanization.
Publication History and Census
This map was created by the U.S. Geological Survey and published in 1957. It is well represented in institutional collections but scarce on the private market.


The United States Geological Survey (1878 - Present), aka the U.S.G.S., is a scientific agency of the United States government, which was founded in 1879. USGS scientists study the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it. The organization has four major science disciplines: biology, geography, geology, and hydrology. It is a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior and is the department's only scientific agency. More by this mapmaker...


Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Light soiling. Closed margin tear extending 4.5 inches into upper corner of margin professionally repaired on verso.


OCLC 9000325.