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  1. The movie theaters I experienced as a kid in the '60's had sloped ramps. You entered through doors from a straight back wall and walked down. The Broadway and Santa Rosa theaters come to mind. The Santa Rosa had a balcony with stairs. I remember the circular lobby couch, port hole windows in the doors, thick carpeted stairs, and double "love seats" on some of the aisle ends. The Alabama seemed grander to me than the Santa Rosa. I only visited it when it was the Bookstop. The restoration company did a good job. They retained many of the original features. The stairs, balcony, and sc
  2. Thanks for posting the photo of The Safari. I had no idea. What a nice MCM design.
  3. My father drove a two-door '62 Pontiac Bonneville. It was white with a beautiful maroon interior. The upholstery and details were so impressive. I wonder what happened to that neon Pontiac sign in the original post photograph.
  4. Those are most likely the houses that Cherry Moving Co. has been paid to move off lots in Houston and surrounding areas. They are listed for sale on their website.
  5. Nice pics. Its always nice to visit this one in person. I can picture how beautiful it would be at night, with the right landscape lighting.
  6. Thanks for the tip. I would probably use some gravel and stepping stones, as well. I’ll have to research the grasses of Texas.
  7. Can you name a few alternate grasses to use in high traffic (two large dog) areas? I’m not a big fan of St. Augustine grass. The trees I prefer are pines.
  8. This location sits behind the first Almeda Mall multi-movie theater bldg. (corner of Kleckley and Kingspoint).
  9. In the 1950's - 60's, pony rides were very popular. The kiddie park or carnival mentioned frequently "before Holcombe" or "by the Prudential Bldg". was maybe Kiddyworld. I assumed in an earlier post that it was the one near Braes Bayou, called Kiddie Wonderland. Like you said, the one near Rice didn't last long. Maybe it had something to do with the university, due to the location. That's just a guess on my part. see link - https://ricehistorycorner.com/2014/08/26/singing-cowboy-1955/ One thing is for sure, that area in the 1950's had a huge horse presence. There was a c
  10. I had no idea there was an old South Main... I've been tracing it tonight, using GoogleEarth - old (1940's-50's) views along with the new maps... you can still detect the road's path. Parts are overgrown or completely covered by new development. There are road blocks that hint at where the old path crosses over other newer roads. And what's up with those loop roads? One is over by Holmes Rd. You can see where the Old Main St. takes a somewhat sharp turn around Knight and Fannin, forks off right after crossing Old Spanish Trail (Alt 90) and passes behind the Astrodome.
  11. Jo-Jo's --- that's the 1970's coffee shop/ late night, after clubbing, Denny's style place, correct? I remember a round window at the entrance.
  12. That makes sense to me... with the Sears - Oak Forest/ Garden Oaks store (1949) on N. Shepherd having a detached garden bldg. I know the Sears - Main St. store (1939) had a detached auto center. I think it was once a garden center, too. I probably saw it on an old Sanborn map. It sat SE, right across the street. The Sears - Pasadena store (1956) had an attached but outdoor fenced garden type area to the right, with the auto shop in the rear. The key shop was a separate small booth located in front of the store, on the south side, by the right entrance doors. I remember it vividly. The colored
  13. That slide bar comparison feature is one I've used quite a bit on the Historic Aerials site. Nice to see GoogleEarth offering it as a research tool.
  14. That name was The Eagle Drive-In. I mentioned it in a recent post about drive-ins. I don't think it lasted very long, 1950's to early sixties. Hurricane Carla may be to blame.
  15. Cinema Houston mentions the Parkway Drive-In at 7300 South Lake Houston Parkway (North Houston) "operated through the late seventies". p.223 I couldn't find anything on the Cedars.
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