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  1. On 1/31/2020 at 1:56 PM, handcrew said:

    Hey IronTiger, thanks for posting the 1989 ad from the newspaper.  I am on the hunt for Houston newspaper movie ads from the 1960s-1980s (grew up and lived in Houston from 1971-1989).  Where did you find this?

    Here is one from a July 24, 1969 Houston Chronicle...

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  2. I also went to Poe, Lanier, and Lamar (1953).  I lived in Southampton near Rice U,  I rode my bike on Shepherd to the Alabama for the Saturday morning kids' movies... usually a cartoon or two, a comedy, and a western (Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, etc.).  After the show I would go to Chris' Coney Island on the SW corner of Shepherd and Alabama and have a couple of hot dogs @ 2/$.25, and then play the nickel pin ball machine there.  Often went with my cousin who lived in the 2000 block of Sul Ross. This was the late '40's. Good times!  Parents didn't worry about their children as much back then.

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  3. On 6/24/2018 at 10:58 PM, Rpearson said:

    My husband is a great grandson of Raymond Pearson. We would love to see any pictures that you may have of his car dealership. 

     

    Thank you,

    Rachelle 

     

    Found a couple dealer buildings and a sign.

     

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  4. 12 hours ago, Elbe said:

    I remember The Village Theater differently, although it did go south later on. I saw The Exorcist there in 1973.  I also saw other main stream movies there. My favorite store was Craigs on University. I still remember what the floor looked like and well, everything about it. It had a millinary department!

     

    I saw it there too.  The line for tickets went all the way around the side to the parking lot.

    Did a lot of shopping at Harris' Men & Boys Wear across and up the the street.

  5. Yep!  I have done this on the places (4) I lived in from the time I was born (1935) until I left home and married.  All are in good shape with the exception of when we lived with my grandmother on Elgin, between Main and Fannin, during WWII.  It's not there anymore.  Also on the houses (2) in the Houston area after I was married.  They appear to be well maintained.

  6. On 6/2/2015 at 10:02 AM, readam said:

    I just realized I got my streets completely wrong in an earlier post ( Oct. 2014)  Evans Music was in a small shop on the corner of Kelvin and UNIVERSITY not Rice.  It moved across the street to the strip center on Unversity than ran from Kirby to Morningside...My Dad's American Legion Post 77 was on Kelvin near Amherst on the East side next to a Toy store...Yes the Meyer Bros was on Kirby and University that now houses HPBooks with the circular stairway...I am stuck however on the name of a large store/ building that was located between Times and Amherst, west of Kelvin.  It was located in an area that was East of the notorious Cinema West.  Can some olde timer help another ? :unsure:

     

    The large store you mention between Times and Amherst could have been Rodney's.  I'm an old timer who frequented that area in the mid-50's.

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  7. 1 hour ago, FilioScotia said:

    I went to Houston last week for the first time in a bunch of years, and driving down OST toward the Medical Center I drove past the ugliest building I've ever seen. It's huge and looks like two pyramids glued together. It looks for all the world like something out of Doctor Who - a space age military fortress. It's at 1500 OST, the corner of OST and North Stadium Drive. Does anybody know who built that monstrosity, and for what purpose?

     

    I looked at a Google view and found this.  If it is the one you describe at 1500 OST, on a larger view that includes the building name, it's labeled "Sopus Retail".  Looked further and found that this stands for Shell Oil Products U.S.

     

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  8. My mistake.  I was going by this old ad below for Playland Park.  I know for sure it was on the west side of Main, so that's why I thought the 9205 address was on the east side.  I guess the ad address is wrong. I should have looked at where that address is now.

     

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  9. The Boat Yard was on Morningside.  The landlord sold the property a long while back, and a motel was built there.  On the other side of Morningside is an Academy store that fronts on the feeder road of the Southwest Freeway.  The location was between Norfolk, the Southwest Freeway, and Greenbriar.  My son played in a group there late 80's or early 90's, I think it was.

     

  10. Here is the downtown page out of a 1992 Houston Key Map atlas.  Some of the building names have changed in the time since that photo was taken, but it gives a good perspective of the building layouts with block numbers.  Looks like the photo was taken looking to the southeast from the ramp heading to the I-45/Pierce Elevated with the McKinney exit ramp just above, as Ross mentioned.

     

     

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  11. Both of you are correct.  I began looking for a Price's Restaurant on the internet and couldn't find anything.  Maybe someone who has accress to a Houston phone book circa 1947 timeframe can find something.  I did find an ad for a Price;s Restaurant in an old high school yearbook from 1953, located at Prairie and San Jacinto, so Price's did exist and most likely at the South Main location at one time.  Looking at the HCAD map, I could find no 8300-8400 addresses that exist today.  I did find this  that shows the addresses for that area I had noted for the possible location,  The 8301 must have been farther south as Filio noted.  Price's must have been at 8301, since Lake Island was behind it at 8301-1/2.  It would have to have been on the east side though, since even nos. were on the west and even nos. on the east side.  Since the aerial picture was from 1953, a lot could change from 1947.  It was most likely a flop

     

    Was supposed to be odd. 

     

  12. Only location for Price's I can find is at 501 San Jacinto in the 1954 city directory. The directories for the years prior are truncated on Ancestry. I may be able to get over to the Clayton Library tomorrow. If so, I'll see what I can find.

     

    In the 1944 and 1953 Google Earth images, there is an amusement park at what is now Main and Murworth, with a very large roller coaster. It's on the East side of Main

     

    That's Playland Park.

  13. Both of you are correct.  I began looking for a Price's Restaurant on the internet and couldn't find anything.  Maybe someone who has accress to a Houston phone book circa 1947 timeframe can find something.  I did find an ad for a Price;s Restaurant in an old high school yearbook from 1953, located at Prairie and San Jacinto, so Price's did exist and most likely at the South Main location at one time.  Looking at the HCAD map, I could find no 8300-8400 addresses that exist today.  I did find this  that shows the addresses for that area I had noted for the possible location,  The 8301 must have been farther south as Filio noted.  Price's must have been at 8301, since Lake Island was behind it at 8301-1/2.  It would have to have been on the east side though, since even nos. were on the west and even nos. on the east side.  Since the aerial picture was from 1953, a lot could change from 1947.  It was most likely a flop

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