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  1. Word to ya motha! 100% agree. Swank parties is just the beginning, my dogs/cats would LOVE a 15' couch in a round living room and so would I!
  2. I read up on Frenchtown in the recent past. I found that area very interesting as well. Maybe it was a middle school...but it WAS quite a potatoe Dr. Suess books everywhere sounds like a great time. My aunt who is almost old enough to be your mother, graduated in 1963 (Well she could be old enough these days....geez). Anyway...when she tells me stories, I think of how wonderful it must have been, growing up in that time period. She said it was wonderful, it was a great time to grow up and stop at the different drive-ins to buy a coke and see your friends. I want to go back to the 60s.... I was born in the 70s....
  3. I can assure you that the use of "Why don't" is CLEARLY a red flag that he PROBABLY IS a local homebuilder! Why don't you move into your girlfriends house? Why don't you use "Why doesn't?"
  4. I can too. Yesterday I drove by the park on my way home from work. I tried to imagine all the games they played and how it must have been a little piece of heaven on earth. Some good structures are still standing and have a lot of potential. Some cute bungalows and prairie style right across from the park. Times like these I miss my grandfather, he was always so good with telling stories from growing up during the Depression. He would tell me how much fun they had even though they were so very poor.
  5. Yes, The Chronicle article I posted above (2nd post of this thread) referenced that.
  6. Absolutely wonderful site. Thanks for sharing what you found.
  7. Olshan has offices in several states, I bet they do just fine for 70 more years! COMBO is catchy Block book maps for "S" Settegast, etc... http://www.tax.co.harris.tx.us/blockbooks/subsearch.asp?id=S
  8. For some of the best Mexican Food around.... When I moved to Tomball I would still make trips in...JUST for this place...but I am back on the East side now! El Jardin 7849 Harrisburg Blvd http://www.b4-u-eat.com/houston/restaurant...ews/rsv0370.asp http://www.sallys-place.com/food/dining_di...ica/houston.htm
  9. You are welcome. You may also find this thread interesting (if you have not found it already) http://www.houstonarchitecture.info/haif/i...?showtopic=8617
  10. That is very interesting and worth checking into! Thanks for the info.
  11. Easy St...that IS ironic. I used to be the Business Manager at a local Culinary school and one of my friends was a recruiter... She said that when she went to Kashmere HS to recruit, she felt like Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds because of the fence around the front of the school??...not sure because I have never been there. It was funny to hear her tell the story, but of course the decline of the area is not funny....
  12. Awww, that's a great pic. As someone who loves our local history, I will be checking out Englewood real soon (it is on my way home from work)!
  13. Paper: Houston Chronicle Date: Sun 10/21/2007 http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive....id=2007_4445216 Spaghetti Warehouse History: Built in 1912. Desel-Boettcher warehouse. Good luck Deana
  14. It is sad...I feel bad for Mr. Cohen and the family. And the house....what a gem.
  15. I was at the Macy's next door last weekend and noticed the graffiti at the top of thebuilding's exterior. That mad me sad . I like how you can still see the outline of the old letters that wereon the building for many moons...I recall a certain group of deliquents that were persuaded by an unidentified teenage girlto put soap in the fountain there...while they videotaped the act....HA! Good times, Good times.
  16. Yes, and when speaking of price per sf that is the total price (house and land) when looking to buy. When looking to build, of course that is separated out...
  17. Interesting house. The school info is very helpful as well. Why shun a helpful bit of info that is relevant? If you don't like a posting, you could start your own forum and make rules that no one can post anything other than architecture. In all seriousness, could it ruin our architectural discussions that much?
  18. My grandfather bought a place in the 40s off Pine St (Spencer Gardens). If he was still alive I could ask him how it looked. He had quite a memory . My family had the place until about 2 years ago, so needless to say we all grew up out there. My aunt may remember, so I will ask her. She graduated in 1963 from South Houston. I do think there were houses they had to buy out to make the beltway and it was not two seperate subdivisions until after they built the beltway. At the intersection of BW8 and Pine, if you are facing south on the beltway, Golden Acres proper is on the right and Spencer Gardens is on the left...but the oldtimers still refer to it as Golden Acres no matter what side of BW8 you are on...include me in on that list. Yeah, I would be curious to know what street ran through there myself. Very interesting topic. I have an email into my aunt, we will see what she says!
  19. I've got the Belvedere but I am out of olives...
  20. I grew up in Pasadena. We could all learn something from every culture, good, bad or otherwise. Mexicans as a whole, have a tremendous amount of pride that some born here in the US do not come close to having for our country. I fly my US Flag and Navy flags on occassion... but not every day because I don't want them to weather too badly AND according to my military days, you are supposed to have your US Flag lit when dark...and I don't have that sort of setup. Back to the topic...if you don't like the setup and that is TRULY why you hate it, if you can afford a mount and a flag pole, then go buy them one and help them make it look nicer... otherwise, there is not much to do. Thank God this is the USA, where we can discuss the issues and fly whatever flag we want on our car or house (provided deed restrictions do not set limitations). I honestly prefer the diversity. A Nazi flag would freak me out though.
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