Places generally along the South Freeway (I-45), and south of the Ship Channel, including Clear Lake, Deer Park, Freindswood, the Hobby Area, League City, Pasadena, Santa Fe, South Houston, and Texas City.
There was a thread for this property started by me in either 2016 or 2017. Since the error of a mod banning my account and deleting over five years worth of content from me, everything I contributed to this forum is gone. I was able to retrieve and save some things, but most of it is gone, including the thread for this property. I'll try to repost as much of the previous content I can remember (mostly Loopnet listings, archives and articles), but comments from other members and their photos won't be reposted.
Street View from January 2017
Street View of 2401 San Jancinto at the corner of McIlhenny, December 2016 Street View from McIlhenny
I'm trying to find more information about an ice skating venue that was open in 1961. My grandmother used to skate there as an upcoming professional but got married and had children instead. She can no longer remember the name of the place but says it was "the only one in Houston at the time." I have a blurry photograph of her skating inside circa 1960, but no identifiable clues in the background. Though, it does kind of look more like a warehouse than a skating rink, with insulated pillows for walls.
So far, I've found:
-Polar Ice Skating Rink - opened 1920s and closed 1950s. Owned by Jolley family?
-Coliseum seasonal ice rink skating --- Where? What was it called? Who owned it? When did it close?
-Winterland Ice Arena - opened 1959, possibly owned by Ronnie Roberts (possible spouse Boots(?), daughter Rhonda Buchannon, and son Greg Roberts, possible son Rolland Roberts.) Possibly owned by Johnny Carson who's patrolman brother was Sonny Carson. Next owned by Rowland Charles Rolland "Chuck" from 1962-1964. Canadian figure skater Larry Ross / Rost used to practice and teach lessons there.
It seems Winterland would be the most likely due the dates. But it's possible the warehouse feeling of the photograph points toward the temporary use of "the Coliseum".
Anyone have any other clues?
Oh wow! This just made my day. I love coming to this page because it always brightens my day with each added bit of good news. I live in Ventana and this area DESPERATELY needs this development. K & H are the lots that will get rid of majority of the riff raff in the area. Those are the areas they tend to congregate the most.
Haven't seen any projects in the works, just patches and the bike lanes so far. The only work I see coming to that area is the Hardy Tollroad extension. Elysian and Hardy definitely need to be rebuilt though...