This map of Laredo, Texas was created in 1892 by The American Publishing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The map shows a bird’s eye view of Laredo as it looked in the 19th century, including street names and old landmarks.
Landmarks on the map include the International & Great Northern Railroad, The Laredo Improvement Company, Hotel Hamilton, Laredo Opera House, Webb County Court House, Fort McIntosh, The Heights, Laredo’s Railway Connections, and more.
This historic map of Laredo has been restored and recolored by KNOWOL. Reproductions of the restored map are available here.
The map includes historical information relating to Laredo’s population, comparative distances to Chicago and New Orleans, and import and export trade figures. It also contains a series of facts promoting Laredo to potential businesses and residents, including:
“Facts About Laredo”
- “Laredo makes the best and cheapest brick in Texas”
- “Laredo has six miles of Electric Railway”
- “The Laredo coal fields contain the largest veins and the best quality of coal mined in the state of Texas”
- “The fruit growing and agricultural lands about Laredo are unsurpassed in the State”
- “Laredo possesses advantages for Investors, Manufacturers, Merchants, Professional Men, and Home Seekers such as no other city in the Southwest can offer”
This beautiful old map of Laredo makes an attractive addition to your office, library, or den and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the area. When you have finished exploring, click here to order a copy of the restored map.