Housing, Neighborhoods, and Transportation Collection

The county government in Texas is tied to the land - recording deeds and wills, adjudicating property disputes, building and maintaining roads and ferries, and collecting taxes. For all of these reasons, it is in the county's interest to maintain good, accurate records concerning the property.


This collection includes records connected to property and transportation in Harris County, be it the Traffic Way Plan for Houston Metropolitan Area and Harris County from May 1939, or early plans for Garden Oaks subdivision or photographs of intersections in East Houston in the 1960s or a photograph of Oscar Holcombe leasing city property along the Ship Channel to the Navigation District in 1922. The records are contained in various collections in the archives.


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