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  1. Unfortunately it looks like some web scraper went around and created the post without help. That first image is Houston Street in New York, and the sixth image is labeled as being from Rugby, England! I believe this photo is from Flickr? Some of the images are of Houston, but many, maybe even most, are not from the 30s. A few are from the 50s-70s, but a bunch are also very recent Black and White images, like the Terminal Building photo, which is likely no more than 20-25 years old, right before the renovation. Also, the building was even around until 1940! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1940_Air_Terminal_Museum
  2. Permits note Quanta Insurance Company Inc as occupant.
  3. You're correct, the perils of reading an article and going back to "find it" via Google exist. Here's the one for this portion of Shepherd. https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/transportation/2021/01/15/txdot-opens-public-comment-period-on-shepherd-durham-project/ Basically the same plan, although a detail that I didn't notice earlier, it looks like there are plans to drop from 4 to 3 lanes in certain areas to add more sidewalk space.
  4. https://abc13.com/houston-traffic-shepherd-construction-montrose-road-us-59-work/10402823/ It's adding new storm drains, and rebuilding the sidewalks/lighting and making it more pedestrian friendly as well. No street widening, other than the turn lane here. https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/transportation/2020/04/15/city-council-oks-purchase-of-shepherd-drive-parcel-for-road-project/
  5. The land was originally a Stuart's Drive-In, and later a Price's. Jack in the Box opened here around late 1974 building this new structure. The greenhouse windows were likely an addition as most other JITBs built it Houston during this time were later expanded. The building only hosted Jack in the Box, and the temporary COVID testing center in the Streetview screenshot. The demolition is related to the construction on Shepherd and has been in the works for a few years now.
  6. Demolition permit has been filed for the AMC.
  7. Finally, had some time to look into it. Al Fairfield according to county docs. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/houstonchronicle/name/al-fairfield-obituary?pid=155430597
  8. Demo permit issued for Chappell Jordan, house directly behind had a permit issued last week.
  9. 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.
  10. 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! 😂
  11. Construction fencing is now up according to a commenter on my site.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
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