Barnes, Lavonia J. Early Homes of Waco and the People Who Lived in Them. Waco: Texian Press, 1970.
This book presents old Waco
houses that were built from the late 1840s to the late 1890s and a synopsis of
some of the families that lived in them. There is also a section on houses that
no longer exist.
Conger, Roger N. A Pictorial History of Waco. Waco: Texian Press, 1964. This work showcases
the photography of Fred Gildersleeve in capturing the visual history of Waco to the middle of the
---. Highlights of Waco
Hill Printing and Stationery Co, 1945. This is one of the earliest works
offering a concise history of Waco.
---. Waco: A Basic History. Waco: Texian Press, 1984. This small,
illustrated publication, by one of Waco’s
most famous historians, serves as a stimulus for an appreciation and enjoyment
of the city’s history.
Curry, William H. A History of Early Waco with Allusions to Six Shooter Junction.
Press, 1968. This work features short stories, not in ay particular order, of
events, buildings, organizations, and people, including photographs, some not
found anywhere else.
Davis, Robert E. and Walker,
Barbara, eds. A Pictorial History of Waco Volume II –
Photographs from the Collection of James F. Jasek. Waco: Texian Press, 2000. This publication is
a continuation of Conger’s book on a pictorial history of Waco, using photographs
from the middle 1930s to the end of the 20th century.
Kelley, Dayton, ed. The Handbook of Waco and McLennan County, Texas.
Press, 1972. While it needs to be updated and expanded, this important
publication contains information in encyclopedic form on the history of Waco from obscure sources.
Poage, William R. McLennan County - Before 1980. Waco: Texian Press, 1981. The author relates
a good general history of Waco
and surrounding area.
Wallace, Patricia W. A Spirit So Rare: A History of the Women of Waco. Austin: Nortex Press,
1984. This work presents biographical sketches of two dozen of Waco’s prominent
women throughout its history.
---. Waco: A Sesquicentennial History. Virginia Beach: The Donning Co.,
1999. Published as a commemoration of Waco’s
sesquicentennial year, this book features many before now unpublished photographs
documenting the history of Waco.
---. Waco: Texas
Crossroads. Woodland Hills: Windsor Publications, Inc., 1983. This
pictorial work, the first of Wallace’s histories, chronicles Waco as a place where many
“roads” have crossed. The last chapter features histories of
selected local businesses.