[Arlington: 1915]. 20pp. Original tan printed wrappers, printed in blue and red, stapled. Text block detached, some leaves loose. Slight fire and water damage to wrappers, persisting faintly through text in gutter margin. Good. Item #1681
Rare and early telephone directory for Arlington, Texas, listing both residents and business in a single alphabetical series. It denotes only phone numbers -- no addresses -- but does indicate if the resident is in the country (rather than town). Arlington boasted a garage, a newspaper office, several banks, dry good and grocery services, and at least one dentist. Notably, this directory's most prominent advertising is for competing undertakers, one having taken out a full-page ad in the directory (Arlington Undertaking Co.) and another having claimed the rear cover for advertising space (Hugh M. Moore, Undertaker). A third is also listed in the directory, Milton Furniture Company. We locate a single copy of this issue in OCLC, at UT Arlington, which holds the only issues of this publication.