...an update to the link for finding some of the defunct HISD schools and other school histories.
... wondering --- Why isn't previous Fullerton Elementary (Harrisburg Blvd.) on the list... or have I just missed it?
This link says it was donated to the mission... http://www.opendoorhouston.org/about/our-history/
If my childhood memory is correct, there was a huge old Victorian structure with a double porch that sat to the left of Fullerton Elementary.
In the late 60's, it was a type of halfway house, remember the men all around as we passed by... had a chain link fence, with a gate, long sidewalk entry, and a bus stop waiting area just outside it...it always intrigued me. I have always wondered about it's history. Was a worn wooden structure, 2 story, with porch that ran the length of the front facade. It may have had corinthian columns, not sure. Anyone remember it?
^^^ look, crockpot... i sincerely thought that you were a cool, calm, and collected HAIF member and pal. i have actually appreciated you being upon this burgeoning forum. as i have stated beforehand, "i have sent you countless "LIKES" and many sincere compliments as per your many generous contributions to this wonderful forum". however, after referencing your aforementioned reply ^^^... i now find that you must be FREAKING RETARDED! nonetheless, i shall state this with the foremost sincerity, if you cannot stand the HAIF forum heat, the please keep your BEEF STEW OUT OF OUR KITCHEN......
Just because we can discuss things doesn't mean you're immune from criticism. I didn't make any ad hominem attacks either. Here are the big problems with it, and feel free to defend these without shrugging them off as "potshots".
First, if the freeway already is sunken in its present state, then it wouldn't fix flooding in the Med Center, it would only save the freeway from being flooded. And if the city is disabled from flooding, having an open freeway wouldn't matter that much, and that's what the frontage roads are for. Finally, despite the high waters, 288 cleared out rather quickly. You are basically asking to create a massive project to save a freeway from maybe two days of flooding in a rare historic flood event. Additionally, flow would change due to all the columns in the water, either displace more water outwards and upwards or slow the flow (I'm not that well-versed in water physics, but either way, it would make drainage outflow more of a problem).
Secondly, no one builds parks under freeways anymore, due to noise, pollution, and other factors, so no one would want to go there if it's just an unmaintained undeveloped area under the freeway and would be expensive to maintain.
Thirdly, an unmaintained, undeveloped area would become a magnet for the homeless and crime, moreso than any under-freeway space in Houston. It would be like Seattle's Jungle, an unsafe crime-infested haven, which would be even worse for everyone living along 288 to deal with in addition to the additional noise from a new elevated freeway. Furthermore, if floods were in fact a more common occurrence, everyone living under there will perish. Even if you were a sociopath and that was the end-game, it would still be an incredibly convoluted and expensive plan.
and for the record i sent ONE private message to C&G and here it is:
"apparently you were offended enough by my post to post a rude response when you could have just messaged me. i definitely never mean to offend or upset anyone on this forum as i truly love it and feel i have some made some seriously cool friends in the process! hope you have a good day! "
I was nice enough to write them directly because they were so rude about it and i couldn't understand how or why you would take this board so seriously...just like they were rude to Monarch and with the rude responses now...says alot about who they are as a person...but whatever
anyway...about the Galleria expansion...i live across the street so anything to make that place better is welcome!!!!