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Ashikaga

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  1. Thank you. It looks like an apartment complex. I don't recall one being there 40 years ago. I remember us living in a small white house. Next door to us was another house that had one apartment on ground level and another one upstairs. Maybe those houses have been demolished. But I appreciate your efforts. Chet Cuccia
  2. Wow! You're both good and fast! I had barely posted that topic. You knew exactly where that was. One day I hope to drive over there and take a picture of it (if it's still there) to show to my parents. Thanks again. Chet Cuccia
  3. From 1962 to 1964 I lived in a small white house located at # 8 West Court Drive. It was on the corner of that street and Galveston Road, just south of where Park Place Boulevard dead ends into Galveston Road. Sims Bayou is nearby. Has anyone out there been in that area recently? As I said, I haven't been there in over 40 years (I live in Orange, Texas, which is 100 east of Houston). I was wondering if the house that I lived in back then is still there. Chet Cuccia
  4. Thanks. You knew exactly where and what I was talking about. I live in Orange, Texas, which is 100 miles east of Houston. There is only one Monterey House in this area, and it's in Beaumont. Chet Cuccia
  5. Thanks. I thought that I remembered that park. I remember the big words "PEPPERMINT PARK" painted on top of the roof. Chet Cuccia
  6. Yes, I'd really like to know what was left inside of the Santa Rosa Theatre. I assume that they left the seats and the screen. I wonder if they left the popcorn machine and some moldy Junior Mints? If any of us were there and we had permission to pry off the boards, then pry the doors open and go in, it would feel spooky to me, wondering what we would see or not see. Chet Cuccia
  7. Hey, I can remember the Prudential Building back in the early 1960s. I can remember riding around at night and seeing the neon "rock" logo at the top of the building. What's the name of the street that it's on? Chet Cuccia
  8. Are you saying that it's called Meyerland Plaza and not Gulfgate Mall as I heard? Chet Cuccia
  9. Here's something else that I remember. On Telephone Road a little way's south of the Santa Rosa Theatre, there was a mexican restaurant called "Monterey House." I also remember that a driving range was next to it and across the street was a Henke & Pillot (now called Kroger) supermarket. Are any of these places still there? I looked up in the Houston phone book and I found "Monterey House Tex-Mex Restaurants." I wonder if Monterey House changed their name to that. Chet Cuccia
  10. Thanks. I read that the theatre is located at 5607 Telephone Road. There's another business on that street that I want to try to find out something about. I'll post it as a new topic. Chet Cuccia
  11. My mother told me that she took me to the Santa Rosa Theatre to see a movie called "The Music Man" when it first came out. I looked up that movie on IMDB.COM and learned that it came out in 1962, which means that I was four year old at that time (I'm now 47). A couple of months ago, someone there in Houston was kind enough to take a photo of it and post it. Yes, it's still standing. The letters "SANTA ROSA" have been removed. Does anyone know if it will be demolished? Chet Cuccia
  12. When we went to Gulfgate Shopping Center back in the early 1960s, I remember going down some stairs to an underground bowling alley. I also remember my mother buying groceries in a Weingarten's store which was located at the end on the center next to Woodridge (I think that was the name of that side street). I can also remember going into a Newberry's store which was at the end of the center where a pedestrian bridge that traversed IH-610 from a movie theatre was. Does anyone out there have any updated information on Gulfgate, such as if any of those old store from 40 years ago are still ther
  13. It's ironic that you should mention Sakowitz. I lived in Houston from 1962-64. I remember going with my parents to what was then called Gulfgate Shopping Center (now Gulfgate Mall). I remember asking my mother about the store called Sakowitz. She told me that we couldn't go in there because it was a store for rich people. On another Houston discussion group, someone told me that Gulfgate Mall was renovated and that Sakowitz is no longer there. That's all that I have to tell you. Maybe someone out there knows something about the stores that were in the old Gulfgate Shopping Center who m
  14. When I lived in Houston (1962-64), my parents did a lot of their shopping at what was then called Gulfgate Shopping Center (now Gulfgate Mall). I remember us going to an amusement park next to it. I think the name of it was either "Playland Park" or "Peppermint Park." Does anyone out there know what I'm referring to? Chet Cuccia
  15. I don't remember the location of "Uncle John's Pancakes." I remember its commercial on TV had a catchy jingle. A few years later, we stopped and ate breakfast there on our way to Astroworld. Chet Cuccia
  16. I'm now 47. When I was between 4 and 6 years old I lived in Houston. I remember my parents and I going to the Winkler Drive-In Theatre, which closed down many years ago. I found out that it was located at 205 Winkler Drive at Telephone Road. Does anyone out there have any information about it? Chet Cuccia
  17. Also when I lived in Houston (1962-64) I remember a restaurant called "Uncle John's Pancakes." Does anyone out there have any information about it? Chet Cuccia
  18. During those years that I lived in Houston (1962-64) we also went to the Winkler Drive-In Theatre. I found out that it was located at 205 Winkler Drive at Telephone Road. Does anyone out there have any information about it? Chet Cuccia
  19. I lived in Houston from 1962 to 1964. My mother told me that she took me to the Santa Rosa to see a movie called "The Music Man." I have many fond memories of the Santa Rosa. Chet Cuccia
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