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  1. In one of the many multiverses that we do not exist in, there is a hotel here and a train that runs by it.
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  2. Based on the FAA filings, it would be the shortest. The other two towers would be 544 feet and 621 feet, respectively. Links for some of the information below: https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=335960229&row=2 https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=335958451&row=1
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  3. http://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/Blue-Onyx-Bistro-plans-February-near-the-Galleria-12488677.php#item-85307-tbla-5
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  4. Proposed redevelopment at the NE corner of Richmond Ave & Vossdale Road. A large strip center currently resides here. SubdivisionPlatPDF_RICHMOND LOOP PLAZA REDEVELOPMENT.pdf
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  5. I've been saying the next 5 years will change this city. Can't wait to see what Houston is like by then.
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  6. With the work schedule ending October 2022, I assume they're planning to have all 3 towers built by then, so we can expect activity in this area of Midtown for the next 4.5 years?
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  7. They couldn't look south and see the dam. The dam was 3.5 miles south through forest. Lots of people with jobs transferring to Houston buy houses sight unseen and it doesn't occur to them that the house might be in a reservoir, since they are probably from a city that wouldn't build houses in reservoirs. To Deb's comment, the problem with not letting any more development happen is then the city becomes unaffordable due to constrained supply. To plumber2's comment, if we end slab-on-grade housing, we are going to look really bad. Houses built on stilts are sort of like houses with burglar bars. The burglar bars might make the house safer, but they give such a bad perception of crime that the house value plummets. If Houston becomes a city of houses on stilts, we are dead in the water.
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  8. Still the best cheese enchiladas in the city.
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  9. 30% is still a good deal, I will continue going!
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  10. At the rate they are going, they will be finished building on Tuesday, have their occupancy permit Wednesday, and the first tenants will move in Thursday. wow.
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  11. I was at my barber today and noticed they had the door open with some kind of work going on, and some dirt work appears to be going on also. I wish we had Hunter Pence on this team. He was one of my favorite in the struggling years, and I'm sure we traded him for at least one player who helped us get the trophy!!!! I'm still so pleased that we finally won it.
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  12. Sorry for the old bump but couldn' find anything on the first page. If I missed it my apologies. Doc's is no more. Soon to be ruggles ice. Which is believed to be an ice house concept.
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  13. They finished the tower crane yesterday. The south side road Tuam St. is now completely closed.
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  14. Customers should have been issued swords and told to plunder their food from the Asian place next door.
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  15. bobruss, that's right next to my house, more or less. no bar equipment is in yet, but lights are on and it looks like most of the carpentry is done. They had installed a TV in a back corner, and hooked it up to a playstation to ensure the TV was working correctly, cause someone was in there playing video games anyway, I guess they're on the short side of 2 months from opening. I didn't see any permits on the front door, maybe they were all on the back door.
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  16. My great-grandfather worked for the Houston East & West Texas railroad, and often was a guest at 1766 Pasadena when he was in Houston from Lufkin - although, I believe back in that day, the address was actually 2 Pasadena Street. Mr. Gus Radetski built the home. He was the general superintendent and assistant general manager for the Houston & Texas Central, the Houston East & West Texas (HE & WT), and the Houston & Shreveport line. I suppose that would qualify him as a Baron. I toured the house several years ago (2004, I believe) when it was for sale by the Fraternity, and happened to snap a few pictures of the interior. Even after all the years and people, it was still magnificent. I only hope the current owner is taking good care of it all.
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  17. Re: 1766 Pasadena This thread died three years ago, but perhaps someone is still interested. I dated one of the "animal house" boys for years, and not everyone was blind to the beauty and potential of the home. Lots of great memories there, just never enough money to do what needed to be done. There was a main staircase, a steep and scary back stair case, stained glass in a cuppola (oddly roofed over) if I recall correctly, the kitchen was falling apart... Back in the early 90s, all underwear running was confined to the actual property, and we didn't dare park on the street. Thank you to everyone who posted about the history of the house. It's a testement to its beauty that 20 years later, I still enjoy reading about it. eta: We were told the house had been built by a "railroad baron". Non-factual, but lends to existing research.
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  18. Yeah, from my own experiences, it seems research always digs up even more questions. The Buena Vista address, for instance. One idea is that maybe in the beginning there were only two main streets (dirt or shell roads), Alta Vista and Buena Vista (later to be renamed Pasadena?). Or maybe it was a side road, later renamed. But that's pure speculation on my part. Maps from the time don't back up this theory, at all. That one's still bothering me. I don't understand why the Forest Hill Ave. that runs thru the middle of the neighborhood does not flow straight through from the old entrance road, also named Forest Hill Blvd. It's chopped up. Strange. It's interesting how remote that area was, in the beginning. Too bad the original plan didn't pan out. But it's still very nice, the land and trees are beautiful. The directory from 1913 shows: Lane, M. Cornell (Attorney), r. Buena Vista ave. Forest Hill add. 2 Dunn, Lindsey H., investments, 1020 Union Nat'l Bank bldg. r. Forest Hill 3 Radetzki, Gus (Forestdale Nurseries), r. Forest Hill add. 7 Radetzki Mary F. (wid Gus), h. Gus Radezski (a later directory shows her name only, with an abbreviation for taking in "boarders". Early years show several relatives, and their occupations. One, Miss Adelaide - maybe a daughter,(from 1919 directory) worked as a steno. (stenographer) for chief surgeon SP Lines hs 2 (house 2) Pasadena Av Forest Hill (Southern Pacific - railroad link again) maybe they mean't address, not addition or section name. I'd like to see the original plans. Did Hare & Hare lay it out? Key definitions: r = residence add. = addition ad. = address wid = widow Also, the attorney's house could have been moved, that went on a lot back then.
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  19. I lived in the house for about a year. It was an amazing place. When we bought it the home had been occupied by a hermit and a horder. He had an entire room full of national geographics and the whole place smelled like cat. The house was amazing. I wish I had pictures, I actually found this board looking for a picture to show a friend. The basement was just a concrete floor with wood paneling that would leak whenever it rained. Our laundry room and pool table were down there and I stayed in the basement during the summer after my freshman year. There was a door to the crawl space. It was just a creepy basement. The foundation was on piers and floated about 4 feet above the ground level. The first floor had a huge kitchen, dining room, library and what we called the trophy room. The trophy room had linoleum over wood floors that could not be removed. It had plaster walls and the ceiling throughout the place were 10-12 feet. The 2 downstairs bedrooms were not part of the original plan. They were once the front half of the downstairs and were a ballroom. It wasn't until WWI and WWII when they started boarding people that the house took the shape it has now. The front door was a tiffany crystal door. It opened into the foyer that led to a grand stair case that led to an open second floor. The 6 bedrooms upstairs were along all the outside walls. The center was a huge opening. The back two rooms that were seperated by one bathroom and the back staircase were very small as were the middle. The middle two rooms had doors to the balconies on the side of the second floors. They also had fireplaces that were shared on both sides of the walls with the front rooms. The upstairs balcony was off limits, as were all the balconies for insurance reasons, yet we only had to unscrew on screw and we were there. It was an amazing view and one would only wonder what that view looked like 100 years ago looking at the bayou. There was a back house that only the second floor was livable. There was also a 4 car garage that had been added after the fact. I loved living there. The wood floors were original and made ornate decorations throughout. The library had the most amazing floors and timber beamed ceilings with 98 foot hard wood paneling. There was also a tiffany glass dome at the center of the ceiling on the second floor that lit up in the day and the night with the help of a light. we had a haunted house in 1995 with Zeta Tau Alpha because we were on probation and could not throw a party but we could throw a philanthropy event. so we had a sorority over for a month and had a party. All proceeds for 3 years went to the AHA. We raised almost 4k the last year, 1997, when I built the haunted house. The place was amazing and i dearly miss it. If anyonehas any questions please feel free to email me at ianpblake@gmail.com
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  20. The fraternity apparently ran a haunted house at 1766 Pasadena at one point. Nice house for a haunted house! The frat bought the house in 1992 and sold the house in 2003. Edit: 10 bedrooms, 5 baths, 7323 sq ft. Current owners may be Jose and Claudia Ceno.
    1 point
  21. Googling "Texas Delta Alumni" reveals a "Texas Delta Chapter" of Sigma Phi Epsilon at UH.
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  22. Original post was from SpaceAge Mon. Jan.3rd, 2005 (see above Post #4) I cannot believe that house is sitting there. I grew up going down 75th st. and Lawndale. Saw it today. I got honked at while trying to take pics. These people obviously don't have a clue what's sitting in front of them! There were several houses like that, I remember, on Berkley St., several streets behind Deady Jr.High School, in Gloverdale. I actually got to go in one, it had a grand piano, and I believe a Victrola, and postcards you view through a viewmaster sort of thing. Was an awesome house with a front fountain. An HISD school sits there now. One other big Victorian house I remember sat at the corner of Berkley & Keller, backed up to Ingrando Park. It always caught my eye because it was so huge and old. I would love to know who lived in the Pasadena St. house originally.
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  23. I'll be darned, I never realized that Forest Hill ran all the way up north to Harrisburg by that old church. Interesting. That underpass that goes below RR tracks above looks ancient. Imagine if they brightened it with hardcore night lights and brand new non-resistant paint. Is there such a thing? Would seem a waste of city $ and effort if it was ruined shortly after. Now this little nabe (around this overpass) is man o man. Get back Jack. Take a Sunday drive.
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