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  1. Yep, the key shop has been there since I can remember, so that's around 60 years - BTW - I love Lindale...lived on Ave of Oaks during the 50's. Still looks good, as of 5 or so years ago.
  2. It wasn't a Princes but it was on N.Main, just west of the Hollywood Cemetery. I think it was a Baileys but could have been a Stuarts..
  3. I went to one in the early 60's with my older sister and her date, The Enchanted Cup, east end of Westheimer, may have later become Los Troncos. Enchanted Cup was (supposed to be) a beatnik place.
  4. The building south of the main store was originally the bicycle and small engine (lawn mower) sales and service. Look a bit south and east of the Sears Store, pre mid sixties and you will see the original Pine Forest Country Club, very swanky.
  5. Bonapart's Retreat at Napoleon Square (Gulfton?) and Woodway Square Club at Woodway Square.
  6. There is a pretty big bakery company in OK . Shipley Bakery or Baking
  7. It is just North of St Matthews Methodist Church. A certain group of heathens would somehow find their way over there to shoot pool after being dropped of for Sunday School. I heard.
  8. If I recall correctly, when Cinco Ranch was first being developed and advertised, part of the "hype" was that they used to film early cowboy movies there. That could be interesting, if true.
  9. The Orbit Room was pretty swanky. The two things that I liked the most about it was they had a live jazz combo on the weekends and they din't check IDs.
  10. I too am going on a 40+ year memory, but there was a (M-A-C) MacDonalds on Main across the street, east, from 2016 Main. Very similar to Princes, about the same menu and car hop service. I know it was there from early 60's until at least 1967. I believe the Greyhound? bus station is there now.
  11. According to Wikipedia, when Oak Forest subdivision was first developed by Frank Sharp in 1946-1947, it was in the Aldine ISD. The transition period from AISD to HISD is fairly vague. From Wiki: "When it was first established, Oak Forest was a golf course and a part of the Aldine Independent School District. The land was ceded to Houston ISD. The original Oak Forest Elementary was built in 1951,"
  12. Legendary drag racer Don Garlits has restored a hemi powerd siren: http://billetproof.com/billetproofvideo/av...mp;categoryid=0
  13. In posts #8 there is a picture of dragsters in 1958 at Freeway Dragstrip. In the front row left is Buggs Threadgill's Oldsmobile powered A/Fuel Dragster. Well, Buggs is still around , I saw him Sunday, and still fooling around with fast (street) cars. Not many people stick with a hobby for over 50 years. He drives a somewhat? modifed black Olds 442 convertible. Beautiful car.
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