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  1. Demo permit issued for Chappell Jordan, house directly behind had a permit issued last week.
  2. I have it as Luke Market/Luke's Grocery from the 40s-50s. By the late 60s it had become Rutland Food Market, and seems to have been closed by the 1970s.
  3. Search the county property records, and you'll probably be able to figure it out. On the other hand, I'd be glad to figure it out for a research fee! 😂
  4. Construction fencing is now up according to a commenter on my site.
  5. He does, and tbh this is probably just a clerical error. Also looks like all the money from the Nau Center was "refunded" in 2015.
  6. Found something very interesting this morning while working on the upcoming Demolition post. Check out who is listed as the occupant for the demo permit. This could of course be outdated info, but could the Nau Center be back on?
  7. I've found eBay is a good way to source old photos. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=%22finger+furniture%22&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=finger+furniture
  8. According to some other ads around the same time yes. It looks like H&H closed recently, and sold off most of their property prior to doing so.
  9. Doing some research on North Oaks Mall for a new page on my site. Turns out it was originally planned as a 200,000 square foot mall. Which while still small, especially for a modern mall, is much bigger than the current ~70,000 square feet of mall space that ended up being built. The mall was also planned to include a full size ice rink, racquetball court, and bowling alley in addition to the movie theater. Looks like what we ended up with was more of a compromise. I haven't been able to find any older photos of the mall, but do have some recent ones on the page. https://houstonhis
  10. I had personally never heard of her. Searched the Chronicle Archives and was able to find lots about her. The restaurant was named "The Garden Room" and featured the first fully electric kitchen in the South! She was also manager of the Palomino Bar (another dining room), and the Gourmet Shop. It seems she was there from the grand opening of the Houston Joske's (October 25, 1948). In 1950 she prepared lunch for the Duke of Windsor when he visited Houston, by Christmas they were selling items branded with her name. By 1951 she had been promoted to "Food Service Director".
  11. Makes me wonder how much longer until Croak Bend/Probly Dyin' finally shuts down.
  12. Drove by this recently, looking close to being done with construction.
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