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Tel-Electric Company At 602-604 Preston St.

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As I was researching George Hermann I noticed he was President of the Tel-Electric Company.

I wonder if he founded the company or bought it? I never knew about his telephone/electricity past and history.

I believe the 602-604 Preston Street location was the second location of the business. Thought I read, at an earlier time, they were located elsewhere?

Very cool building, and to think G.H. Hermann was President is awesome!  Do we know the architect?

From a book published in 1913:

Tel-Electric Company

One of Houston's large electrical supply house.


From the 1908 City of Houston directory:

Hermann, George, H., capitalist, office 214 Binz bldg. sw. ph. 629; prest. Tel-Electric co.; vice-president Houston Car Wheel & Machine Co.,rms 1117 San Felipe. Sw. ph. 3266


Photos taken in 1911.

Interior views & building of Tel-Electric Co.
Jobbers of electrical supplies of every description.


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