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  1. Lower Westheimer, 1981

    If I recall correctly there was a place called the Truck Stop, where one entered through a canopy made from the hood and cab of an 18-wheel tractor. Is that right? Also, wasn't the big Westheimer cleanup push originally driven by Courtlandt Place residents who were finding syringes in their backyards?
  2. Wax Museum on Post Oak

    3009 S. Post Oak Road was the headquarters of Coastal Transportation, and one of the owners of that firm was R.L. Attwell. He was an avid classic car collector and he created the Classic Showcase auto and wax museum at the same address. I see newspaper ads for it from 1968 until 1971, and there is the mention above in Texas Monthly, April 1974.
  3. Miniature Golf Courses in Houston

    Correct. Closed and sold off its buildings and fixtures in 1979. Houston Golf Center, 7710 (South) Main. Residence Inn was built on the site in 1983. It opened in 1959, a project of famous oilman Albert Plummer.
  4. Mcm Churches?

    Dammit, you're right. But I also might keep it for sentimental reasons.
  5. Mcm Churches?

    I was wrong, Green must have done the educational building. Travis Broesche did the sanctuary in 1967. Berechah is by Wilson, Morris, Crain, and Anderson.
  6. Parker Brothers (not the game company)

    They also had a company offshore fishing boat -- I've seen pictures of it.
  7. One of the articles I found about this mentioned that there was a launch operator on the staff here. That would explain why the building faces the bayou, if a lot of their work was done on the water.
  8. The Corps of Engineers (which absorbed the United States Engineering Department) closed this Harrisburg office in 1955. The Army held on to the lease until 1966, and there was then an effort in 1968 to get the building donated to the city (which may well have happened) as a Brady's Landing Park museum or historic Harrisburg site building. I don't think much came of that.
  9. Also: (click the pic to go to Patrick Feller's Flickr page for this image. He has a few others, too)
  10. Sanborn maps call it a U.S. Engineering Department office. There is a mention of a U.S. Engineering Department office in Harrisburg in a 1939 Houston Chronicle. The U.S. Engineering Department was responsible for dredging the channel.
  11. Original Mid Century Modern Home for Sale

    Nancy, Dorothy Moss's obituary says that she was the widow of Linwood F. Moss, and county records (HCAD, Harris County Clerk) for the Freshmeadows property do show a Linwood F. Moss with no mention of Arthur P. Moss. Arthur Moss was the brother of Philemon (Pete) and Manuel Moss. Is there something that I'm missing here? Do you know something we don't?
  12. Mcm Churches?

    C. Marley Green, 1958/59.
  13. Mcm Churches?

    I've been wondering for years. It's Wirtz, Calhoun, Tungate, and Jackson from about 1959/60.
  14. Houston City Hall is made of Texas Cordova limestone.
  15. Restaurant at 9205 S. Main Street

    It was Grandy's. Ate there many times. Good chicken and rolls.