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  • Birthday 04/20/1979

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  1. I recently heard a story about how townhouses were first introduced in Houston and wondered if anyone has any information about this. Apparently J.L. Phillips was one of the first to build townhouses in Houston. Rumor has it that he had a daughter in college who died and he built a property on Augusta for all of her sorority sisters to live in. He sold each unit to them at cost selling out in less than two hours. He he also built an identical property on Bering Dr with his foreman "Hud" Johnson who died of brain cancer sometime after that. I'm not sure if I have my facts straight but would be interested in knowing more about these two men.
  2. Yesterday, while craving a good pizza I went back trying to remember some of the greatest pizza joints that no longer exist in Houston. Yes I know Panjo’s Pizza and Shakey’s Pizza as well as Pipe Organ Pizza were some all time favorites but that’s in a totally different thread. I’d love to hear what y’all have to say!
  3. Apparently was "spotted" at a Voss Road nightclub. Anyone have any thoughts on what that nightclub might have been?
  4. Does anyone know anymore details on the Voss road rapist who assaulted numerous women in the 80's and 90's? I know he was the Quarterback for Westchester High School football team in the mid 70's.
  5. Someone recently brought to my attention a bar or game room type place called Grandaddie's in the 60's or 70's. Apparently this was located on Memorial Drive in between Kirkwood and Dairy Ashford roughly where the Kroger is currently located. Not sure if this location is accurate but would love to know more.
  6. I think this is where Ninfas was. Apparently this was taken in 1974.
  7. I've heard from numerous people that the first Randall's was at Kirkwood and I-10 which is now Charlottes Saddlery.
  8. I was curious about the area that is south of Richmond Ave and north of 59. It's between Fountainview and Chimney Rock. It's now a bunch of warehouses and a few townhomes. Does anyone know what was here before? The first house I ever lived in was at 5807 Beverly Hill. This was around 1979-1982. Clements baseball field is across the street on Bering. I remember there being a Dirty's restaurant that seemed like it was on stilts. Checking on historicaerials.com it looks like there wasn't too much there but I was curious to know why this area became such an eyesore. Look forward to hearing from some of y'all about this area.
  9. Don't forget Pizza Roma on Dairy Ashford that built a massive new restaurant and the business was dead like a year later.
  10. So the former manager became a funeral director?
  11. What about the place that was housed inside of the old Montgomery Ward's at Memorial City Mall? It was a big drug store or something like that then it was a music store. Maybe Mars Music?
  12. Could you include Two Pesos in that argument? Also: -Breadsmith -Roll N Wrap -Funcoland. -Albertson's -Max-i-mos Pizza -Grandys -Larry's Shoes -Drug Emporium -Mobile One Audio -Tweeter -Lettuce Surprise You -Rock & Roll Plus -Shannon Surf Shop -Hannah Barberra World -Fame City -Adventure Bay Just to name a few. I know some might still be around or have merged with other businesses but just wanted to throw those out there.
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