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JLWM8609 last won the day on November 30 2011

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  1. You missed the part where he said they started calling it Third Ward when black people moved in. Yes, it may have been called Riverside Terrace while the area was predominantly white, but by the 70s and 80s and into the present day, it's been referred to as Third Ward, in addition to being called Riverside Terrace. I've lived here for three decades and my family members have had a presence in this neighborhood for nearly 60 years. They were here when some of the wealthy Jewish residents were still here, and we've all known it as Riverside Terrace AND Third Ward. You know a place can have multiple identities over the years, right?
  2. They're working with the shape of the lot. They really couldn't orient it any other way. Perhaps if it was a two story store, they could've done things a bit differently on a smaller footprint.
  3. Yes. It's a fully functioning ranch right in the shadow of Downtown. https://www.visithoustontexas.com/listings/american-cowboy-museum/19615/
  4. I've lived in the neighborhood for over 30 years and it the new store is in fact being built on top of the former path of Brays Bayou. That's what the little ravine that parallels Mac Gregor is. The site is also partly on a 500 year flood plain and a 100 year flood plain. Residents surrounding the store have valid concerns about the potential for flooding since you're putting a lot of concrete on top of what was previously a few slabs and grass. Hopefully the moat and ponds will do their job.
  5. Hopefully Chartres underneath the ramp has been re-opened so I can get directly to Pease in the mornings without detouring along Gray to one of the northbound streets.
  6. That top photo really looks like one of those architectural renderings with people all about in different, somewhat unrealistic poses. All it took was a comic convention for it to play out in real life. Nice!
  7. They're hoping to have it open in November in time for Thanksgiving. At the rate they're going, I think they'll meet that deadline.
  8. The old DeBakey High School for Health Professions on Shenandoah St. is coming down. I suspect it might have something to do with the new UTHealth Psychiatric Hospital being built across the street from it. Perhaps it'll be the site of parking as the new hospital will displace a parking lot. This is the only photo I could find of the demolition process.
  9. That was formerly Pruitt & Pruitt Funeral home. It was moved to a location on Liberty in the late 00s.
  10. This is very minor, but I've noticed in the past week that the general green COH street signs that you usually see mounted atop a stop sign, street lamp post, or traffic light post have received a slight change. They now have a white border around them. Very minor I know. Most people wouldn't notice, but I know that the forum members here aren't most people. That border seems to be the only change. The signs still use the same white Arial type font and green hue as before. I do have to commend Houston for placing the block number on most their street signs. Though Google Maps is a great help, I hate when I'm looking for a destination in another city/municipality and their street signs don't have the block number. *cough*AtlantaGalvestonandBirmingham*cough*.
  11. That's sad. People from the community would go there on Fridays during lent for fried fish plates. They also held community events with car shows, talent shows, and zydeco shows. I hope it does get turned into a vocational and technical high school. Otherwise, it'll just be home to more bland, box apartments like you see on the other side of 288.
  12. This schematic shows the railroad crossings remaining as-is under the freeway, but that can always change. http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot/get-involved/hou/sh35-i610/040618-schematic2.pdf
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