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  1. The Taylor School was at 1500 Louisiana (later to become Enron South). It appears it was a vocational school. Thus the likely address for the above proposed administration building would have been 1500 Smith (the hypothetical block bounded by Smith, Bell, Leland, & Brazos). Smith ended up being the only street mentioned in the article that was pushed through (and Allen Center was eventually built where the Bagby and Brazos right of ways would have been). According to city directories, the administration was split between a building at 1600 Washington (business office) and the building at 1500 Louisiana (sharing the building with the vocational school) until 1955. Then it consolidated operations and moved into the old Sam Houston High School at 1300 Capitol (currently the site of HSPVA) until the Taj Majal was built on Richmond.
  2. https://www.timbergrove.org/news/local-abandoned-graveyard-offers-residents-a-look-back-at-timbergrove-manor-history
  3. My memory isn't what it used to be either, but I think we sort of agreed it was just a development that never really came to fruition - other than the platting
  4. Oh you mean here? 🙂 https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/4512-brunsville-old-subdivision-near-the-ship-channel/#comment-61973
  5. Before the early sixties, Lockwood through the Eastwood area was called Maplewood. The bowling alley could have been on that street. I know there was a Maplewood Pharmacy at Harrisburg and Maplewood (Lockwood)
  6. An example in Pearland https://www.google.com/maps/@29.562643,-95.2836617,177m/data=!3m1!1e3
  7. Ah. I always ignored these because I thought it was for analog conversion only. I may have to check one of these out.
  8. What I want to know about is a DVR that can record OTA and output to my digital tv. I have found several options over the years but none have made me interested enough to purchase
  9. This is the Carter Building. Currently the Marriot at Main and Rusk
  10. This is the 1883 Courthouse. It was demolished and replaced in 1910.
  11. https://goo.gl/maps/SZnkXXZxatA9bbWL8 1702 Washington
  12. True about the post offices. However, there is one of those WPA murals in the defee post office. Some details here: http://www.houstondeco.org/1930s/goosecreek.html Go Green Goslins! Anson Jones was already closed by my time but the building was still there. I got to go in it several times to get stuff out of storage or something. I remember the old Auditorium being pretty cool.
  13. The Baytown Junior property was sold(?) to Exxon after a fire (arson) destroyed the school in 1979 or 80. I do not know how Exxon repurposed the original Baytown Junior gym but the "new" Baytown Junior gym next door was used as a gym/exercise facility. It may still be used for that. The gym was relatively new at the time of the fire (built in about 1976). That post office was the Baytown post office before consolidation and is still a post office today. There was a Goose Creek post office on Defee. That building is from the 1930s. (That one moved to Baker Road in about 1980). https://www.google.com/maps/place/220+W+Defee+St,+Baytown,+TX+77520/@29.7339651,-94.9721031,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x863f5dd119523893:0x2e57d5a2ca934d3e!8m2!3d29.7339651!4d-94.9699144 Edit: Just talked to a relative and former employee there. He said when he was there it was just used for storage. They had old office furniture in there. He said he thought they didn't tear it down because of the sentimental aspects it has/had for a lot of the residents.
  14. Hi Mary, Oregon is now Colgate California is now Erie Park Place has always been Park Place as far as I know. others: 1st was changed to Newburn and is now Dixie 2nd is now Moline 3rd is now Kingsley Oklahoma is now Gulf Alabama is now Hastings Georgia is now Jennings Webster is now the Southbound Gulf Freeway Stone is now the Northbound Gulf Freeway (Stone and Webster built the Interurban - It was also Winkler before the Freeway was built) I think that's all the streets in Park Place proper. Hope this helps.
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