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  1. Ursula Oberdieck seems to have died in California in 1975 at the age of 51.  She disappears from county records around 1969 but is very active in real estate sales and construction before that.  I suspect that she went out on her own in the 1960s as a design-builder.  During the 1950s she was a staff designer for Suburban Homes.  She also collaborated with Ray Chutsz.  I found a mention of a Rodolfo Oberdieck, possibly father or brother, who bought a house from her in Shepherd Park Plaza.  She appears never to have married.  She had her architectural training in Berlin and then lived in Guatemala.

  2. Built for the Stenzel Pattern Works in 1936.  E.H. and H.A. Stubee were the architects.  The contractor was  P.H. Fredericks. The Stenzel Pattern Works was a family-owned business that made patterns for industrial casting molds from about 1913 until the 1970s.  

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  3. 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?


  4. 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.

  5. On 7/30/2007 at 0:31 AM, Willsatx said:

    After doing some exploring in Houston over the weekend the miniature golf course subdude talked about was located where the residence inn is now located. I would say it closed sometime in the late 70's.

    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.

  6. 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.

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  7. 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?

  8. On November 18, 2007 at 5:06 PM, Toulouse said:

    Everyone should check out Glenbrook United Methodist Church next time your in Glenbrook Valley. It's in the less desirable section of the neighborhood but is worth the drive by. It has small intermittently placed stained glass windows on the external front wall of what appears to be the front altar area of the santuary. The Glenbrook Civic club meets in one of the rooms of the parish hall but I've never been able to sneak away to get a view of the sanctuary. RPS, Stolix, and other Glenbrook mod enthusiasts will need to do that sometime.


    C. Marley Green, 1958/59.

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  9. On November 18, 2007 at 2:05 AM, Subdude said:

    The Berachah (sp) church on West Alabama and Sage is a nice one.

    Some of these I wouldn't really consider MCM. Maybe the category is just "modern"?


    I've been wondering for years.  It's Wirtz, Calhoun, Tungate, and Jackson from about 1959/60.

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  10. This is the architectural engineer who designed Penguin Arms and the concrete house in San Leon.  You probably won't be surprised to hear that Mr. Moss's characteristic angles are present everywhere.  The house isn't terribly distinctive from the street although the columned porch is unusual.   Here is the HAR listing:  http://www.har.com/2903-chiswell-st/sale_81912324


    And here are some detail shots:





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