Business Directory

R. E. Price Co.

McKay Company Commercial Photography / 1911
Location: 701 – 703 Fannin

According to advertisements at the time, R. E. Price sold Eperson ready-mixed paints, glass, wallpaper, and paint supplies.

Houston Chronicle / April 1911
Houston Chronicle / December 1911

Note that the “L. Z. A. — Esperson” paint line contains active asbestos, which is advertised as a positive feature. At this time (1911), no one was aware of how deadly asbestos actually was. The link between asbestos and cancer was not discovered until over 20 years later.