Macatee Warehouse @ 103 Austin

Unknown photographer and date (possibly late 70s)

Built in 1858, the Macatee Warehouse was a once the center of trade within the city of Houston. Located at the SE corner of Austin and Commerce, the Macatee Warehouse was directly across from the International & Great Northern rail road depot. Today, the Harris County jail sits where the Depot used to be. Also, in true Houstonian fashion, the warehouse was demolished for courthouse and jail parking.

1907 Sanborn Map clipping showing the location of the Macatee Warehouse and the railroad depot
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