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  1. Theres's a new facility in Mo City behind what was once called Tang City Mall. The new building is behind the trees off of Cravens Rd and 90A. There is what looks like a maintenance shop with a high fence to the south west of what could be a banquet hall or wedding venue, although the parking is limited. Any ideas before I head over to the Ft Bend Tax office website?
  2. Sorry, I don't remember where I captured the newspaper article photo from. I'm collecting historical info for a FaceBook page Re: the Almeda location (1949-1999) and the employees. The watercolor on the right was presented to all current employees at the time of the closeure.
  3. In the early 40's, the canal location baked bread. The Almeda location built and opened in 1949 baked only cookies and crackers. I remember seeing some old loaf pans around the Almeda bakery and we used them for small parts, nuts and bolts.
  4. I’m not sure if it’s a Hamilton, Mayline or “other”. Drafting table is 60" W x 37-1/2"D and has a fluorescent back lit top that would make a perfect stained glass layout, art or craft table. Several tattoo artists could work at one time on this large surface. Light oak solid wood piece is in very good condition. Top is adjustable and can be angled up for better viewing. $550.00 Cash only for pick up late afternoon or evenings in the med center area. Dollies not included.
  5. OK, work complete. Now how long should I let it settle before the plumbing (hydrostatic test?) and cosmetic repairs are made. On the list include new exterior door and frame, patch sheetrock cracks and paint, repair morter cracks on exterior brick.
  6. I've been reading R Michael Gray PE website for information but maybe someone here can share their own experiences. The house is a two story built in the early '80's in east Ft. Bend county. It's on a slab and after an independant engineer verified the cracked slab in 1997 we began foundation repair in Jan. '98. At that time I was told only the back half needed work so fifteen piers were installed across the back and part way up the sides. All was well for a while. I started noticing some cracks and doors sticking about six years ago and was told everything was OK and they (same contractor) didn't recommend anything at that point. Now after several summers of drought it is time for more work. The contractor came out and measured the slab elevation and it needs work now. They are re-shimming the back and installing 7 exterior and 2 interior piers across the front but are not recomending any on one corner. This happens to be the zero reference point of the slab. Is this normal practice in the industry? Why not do the whole house at once? Four more exterior piers would complete the job so all that would be required would be warranty work if adjustments were needed.
  7. The even older Nabisco building on Chenevert is... http://www.liveatcityviewlofts.com/
  8. That's a great question. This is what I've found searching for local bakery history... Maybe the Canal location was a distribution facility. When National Biscuit Company moved to Houston from Galveston after the 1900 storm the small two oven bakery was somewhere in the second ward. They soon outgrew this location and built a bakery on Chenevert around 1910. National Biscuit Company (NABISCO) occupied the five story, red brick, 100,086 Sq. Ft. building on Chenevert, employing 200 people, until 1949. Following general trends, the company moved to the edge of the city, then Holcombe and Almeda to provide space for employee parking and easy access for trucks. The Chenevert building was sold to the Purse Furniture Co. and now may be lofts.
  9. I don't know if the Canal location is still there, but it's worth a drive over there soon to see. Thanks for the link.
  10. Rice University has commissioned Diller Scofidio & Renfro to transform an existing parking lot between Alice Pratt Brown Hall, the home of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, and Rice Stadium into a 600-seat opera theater. Charles Renfro, a 1989 Rice graduate and the project’s lead architect, stated: “It feels really natural in a lot of ways to be returning to campus, a place I’ve spent so much time and love so much.” Completion is scheduled for 2018. Reference: Houston Chronicle, archdaily.com
  11. As a native Houstonian and second generation employee of the cracker factory I'm thrilled to find this thread. I was employed there and witnessed the last RITZ cracker come off the oven in '99. I was not part of the demo crew that removed all of the equipment but was fortunate enough to visit twice after the new construction was in progress. It was an amazing re-use of a building built to last a long long time.
  12. This topic may be old news but it's new to this new member of HAIF. As a native Houstonian and second generation employee of the cracker factory I'm thrilled to find it. I was even there when the last RITZ cracker came off the oven in '99. I was not part of the demo crew that removed all of the equipment but was fortunate enough to visit twice after the new construction was in progress.
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