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  1. Houston Chronicle. They've got the whole thing digitized these days, so searching for many things is much easier.
  2. According to the paper, it opened in November 1967 as "Orlando's Lucky 7" (Lucky 7 being a grocer franchisee at the time, much like Minimax).
  3. Different Raffles. The Houston Raffles restaurant was a one-shot operation by local restaurateur Leo Kalantzakis at 1455 West Loop South (in what was then Armco Steel Building), opened in 1969.
  4. So I guess the rest of the rail spur is history?
  5. Found 'em from newspaper microfilm. Luckily, the Houston Chronicle (but not the Post, sadly) has been fully digitized (ads and all) on the Houston Library website, all you need is a Houston library card.
  6. Never imagined apartments would go here...although I was hoping I could figure what the office building used to be than what it is now. Street View and other stuff says it was an AT&T call center (for collections), so I guess it might date back to the Cingular/Houston Cellular days as far as the call center went?
  7. It's been there longer than that...records indicate it's been there since at least 1990.
  8. If I recall, the "1930" date used by HCAD isn't necessarily accurate because of lost/missing records in those days.
  9. Discovery Channel Stores were neat, I remember visiting one in New Jersey when the chain was winding down business. My father bought a clock that projected the time on the ceiling (still in use in his bedroom) while I got a novelty inflatable tongue (which sadly didn't last).
  10. I'm pretty sure that the Weather Ball's final fate was scrap when TimeWarner officially acquired Six Flags (and by extension, AstroWorld), and if it wasn't gone by the mid-1990s, it might have been destroyed when AstroWorld was torn down around a decade later.
  11. None of the original Woodway Square buildings remain today. The fire destroyed a third of the apartments, and even by 1989 a new office building had been built on Woodway on the northeast side. In the early 1990s, the rest of the complex was redeveloped, except for a separate section that had been sold off as a new property (on the San Felipe side, my records say it was called "Woodway on San Felipe Apts."). The last of these were torn down in early 2004.
  12. That list is unfair and you know it. Giving The Dungeons its own point category, with San Francisco the only one in the States and a third of the "chain", is nonsense, as is other tacky tourist traps.
  13. I searched for the Jack in the Box in my "defunct restaurants" list, it wasn't there because it was rebuilt on the same site at one time. The fried chicken place is now a taqueria, and that other building between the fried chicken restaurant and the liquor store (notice it still has the same facade) was torn down prior to 1978.
  14. Unimpressive, mostly just a brick-tile corridor. https://southernretail.blogspot.com/2014/11/north-oaks-mall-houston-texas.html
  15. Unless the lens is extraordinarily screwed up, the intersection isn't perpendicular. The other road is wide, accommodating three lanes on each side, which eliminates a lot of options. There's also a movie theater in the background.
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