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  1. The Directory of Discount Department Stores, 1980 (digital) Internet Archive (source) lists a Fedmart at 3030 Woodridge. (typed in error as Woodbridge). It also lists the other Houston Fedmart locations, including the Mykawa store. One search for Globe Shopping City lists their Gulfgate store at 3030 Woodridge with "later occupants" as Fedmart #291, and Mervyn's #118 (source - BluePages Wiki). I actually visited that Woodridge Fedmart with my father when I was young (as mentioned in an earlier post).
  2. I don't remember Cargo Houston. I only went to Westbury Square a few times. But World Market reminds me of the 1970's Pier One. I loved that store. It was located on I45S. (Gulf Frwy), just past Bellfort.
  3. I don't remember Globe being near the cinema on 610 Loop S. I remember Fedmart was located off Woodridge behind those old apartments on Village Way. So, where exactly was the Globe store?
  4. This house is much older than the HCAD - 1930's built info. says..(nothing new). I'm guessing it is at least from the early 1900's, if not older. The property directly behind the pictured house (all the way to Polk) is listed as the "Brady Estate" (Map, year 1908). Wondering if this house has a link to J.T. Brady.
  5. 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 screen were still there. I vaguely remember a sloped aisle in the book shelves area. Too bad it all disappeared with the recent transformation. The Gulfgate Twin Cinemas had those sloping aisles, but no balconies.The original screens and theater areas were huge. The color scheme included bright white, deep red and royal blue colors. The outside covered ticket booth area had painted red concrete floors. The stained glass lobby was beautiful.
  6. Thanks for posting the photo of The Safari. I had no idea. What a nice MCM design.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Thanks for the tip. I would probably use some gravel and stepping stones, as well. I’ll have to research the grasses of Texas.
  11. 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.
  12. This location sits behind the first Almeda Mall multi-movie theater bldg. (corner of Kleckley and Kingspoint).
  13. 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 circus farm with stables, oval rings, and animal cages. I saw those on Sanborn maps. There were numerous other oval ring tracks, including one at the front of Playland Park, at one time (GoogleEarth). And don't forget the name of (now demolished) The Stables Restaurant that sat at Greenbriar and S. Main. Hmmm....And on the other side of Hermann Park sat the Almeda riding stables.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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