A TOUCH OF 1919
JOHN F. WORLEY DIRECTORY CO.
CONTAINING A MISCELLANEOUS DIRECTORY OF STATE, COUNTY AND CITY GOVERNMENTS, POST OFFICES IN TEXAS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, CHURCHES, SECRET AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES, ETC., A STREET GUIDE AND HOUSEHOLDERS) DIRECTORY, AN ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED LIST OF BUSINESS HOUSES AND PRIVATE CITIZENS, GIVING FULL NAMES, OCCUPATION OR PURSUIT AND ADDRESS, ALSO A COMPLETE CLASSIFIED BUSINESS DIRECTORY
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Copyrighted 1918, by John F. Worley Directory Co. (Inc.)
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John F. Worley Directory Co.'s Brownwood City Directory for 1918 is herewith presented. The usual care and attention has been given to the preparation of the different departments of the book and the Publishers are confident that it will meet the requirements of their patrons.
In the general Index which follows this introduction is shown the page number on which any desired information may be found.
The earlier pages are devoted to miscellaneous matter pertaining to Brownwood. This information has been obtained from original sources and is brought down to the latest possible date before publication. It embraces a street and avenue guide, every department of City government, post office data, banks, churches, public and miscellaneous schools, libraries, miscellaneous societies and organizations, labor organizations, newspapers, public buildings, halls and flats, parks, railroads, traction companies, secret and benevolent organizations, etc. Succeeding these is an alphabetically arranged directory of the inhabitants of Brownwood, followed by the Classified Business Directory, where appear the names of all firms and persons engaged in business, arranged in the class to which they belong; thus, every kind of business and the number and names of its representatives may be separately seen at a glance.
A City of Enterprise and Opportunity
Since its incorporation Brownwood has steadily expanded, its growth being due to no boom conditions, but entirely to the enterprise and energy of its citizens. The past year has been the most notable one in Brownwood's history. In addition to unvarying and continuous commercial prosperity, the discovery of oil and gas in its region has accelerated its stride toward greater municipal importance. Because of its magnificent railroad facilities and geographical location, Brownwood is the logical center for activities connected with the new industry. The gigantic oil field hereinafter described will soon put Brownwood in the big city class. The city has a population of 10,440, four banks with combined capital and surplus of $875,000, and many important industries.
OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION
Brownwood is the headquarters for the new Central-West Texas Oil Belt,
now believed to be the largest in the world. More than 250 deep well tests are
now being put in within a radius of 75 miles of Brownwood, at a cost of many
millions of dollars; oil has been discovered in eight counties in Brownwood's
trade territory, including the Brownwood "shallow pool;" and in addition what
purports to be the greatest gas field in the Southwest has been definitely
discovered and placed under development almost at the door of Brownwood. This
field has already developed more than 55,000,000 cubic feet of natural gas per
day, and experts claim that its complete development will add millions of cubic
feet to the total. The Empire Gas & Fuel Co. are large developers within the
field and now have a franchise to deliver the natural gas into Brownwood for
domestic and industrial purposes. Another company also has a franchise for the
same purpose. Four oil refineries, many supply houses and a pipe line company
have already entered the Brownwood field.
AN EDUCATIONAL CENTER
Brownwood has long been the principal educational center for the
Mid-Texas region. Howard Payne College is now one of the largest educational
institutions in Texas, and Daniel Baker College long noted for its educational
opportunities, is shortly to expend $300,000 for extensions and improvements
making it one of the major Presbyterian Colleges of the southern states.
BROWNWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Every city, large and small, has its organization of business and professional men through which is expressed the hope and possibilities for greater things. The Chamber of Commerce with 400 members is the logical organization in Brownwood. The activities engaged in by it are, in a measure at least, a suggestive index to the present commercial, industrial and civic tendencies of the community. It has supplemented individual effort by collective effort in prompting a spirit of progress, in stimulating enterprise and growth, in bringing the natural advantages of the city to the highest stage of development and in advancing the civic ideas of the community. It furnishes an organization that brings local men of affairs together, groups their abilities, and centralizes their responsibility. Write the Secretary for any desired information concerning Brownwood and vicinity.
Copies of this Directory are placed in Directory Libraries of all the principal cities where they serve to represent the City and its business interests.
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City Hall-Fisk av se cor E. Anderson.
Mayor-C. L. Howlett.
City Manager-E. P. Low.
Aldermen-E. E. Davis, J. B. Turner, R. D. McClelland, J. H. Grove.
City Secretary-W. A. Storey.
City Assessor and Collector-Arthur Cross.
City Treasurer-Brooke Smith & Co.
City Marshal-Jolin Champion.
City Recorder-I. B. Smith.
City Physician-E. M. Burleson.
City Scavenger-M. W. Parkis.
City Pounds-406 Fisk av and lst nw cor Av D.
City Incinerating Plant--e end S Broadway.
Headquarters-406 Fisk av.
W.D. McCulley, chief; Homer Thornton head driver; W. C. Ford, assistant driver.
Company No. 2-lst nw cor Av D. J. H. Gill, driver.
Court House - S. Broadway bet E., N. and W. Broadway. Next election lst Tuesday after 1st Monday in November, 1920.
County Jail -401 W. Broadway. R. D. Shumate, jailer.
Officials-R. E. Lee, county judge; W. U. Early, district attorney; A. E. Wilson, county attorney; L. E. Crow, county clerk; Charles Bynum, district clerk; R. B. Puglh, sheriff; W. A. Butler, state and county tax collector; 0. M. Brack, tax assessor; J. R. Lewis, treasurer; R. A. McLeskey, supt. public instruction; J. W. Carson, county health officer; M. E.. Ragsdale, county surveyor; 0. P. Griffin, county farm demonstration agt; R. A. Nichols, highway engr.
County Board of Trustees - G. W. McHan, pres; T. J. Cade, sec; J. B. D nn, W. H. Kilgore, J. L. Cross, members.
County Commissioners -Soc Martin, precinct No 1; L. A. Bruton, No. 2; Lawrence Moore, No. 3; Ike Mullins, No. 4.
Justices of the Peace -G. B. Cross, precinct No. 1; Z. T. Blanton, No. 3; T. E. Lancaster, No. 4; L. Strohn, No. 6.
Constable -0. E. Kitchen, precinct No. 1; Whit Reeves, No. 3; J. 0. McDaniel, No. 4.
Commissioners' Court -Regular terms 2d Monday in each month. R. E. Lee, presiding judge.
Brown County Court -Terms begin lst Monday in January, April, July and October. R. E. Lee, judge; A. E.Wilson, attorney; L. E. Crow, clerk.
Thirty-Fifth Judicial District of Texas Terms begin 2d Monday in May and December. J. 0. Woodward, judge; W. U. Early, attorney; Charles Bynum, clerk.
Justice Court -Regular session last Monday in each month.