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  1. Amazing find in the The Houston Post dated September 1, 1909. Jesse H. Jones Lumber Co. - Phones 24. - Main and Mckinney. W.V. Angle, Manager.
  2. It looks like they're reintroducing retail at the corner of Rusk and Main: http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Commissions/docs_pdfs/hahc/Application_Materials/April_MATERIALS/712_Main_Gulf_Building_App_Materials.pdf
  3. Excellent. So in the top left picture, that would be Milby Hotel on the left and the Houston Post building on the right. The Bristol Hotel was both the tall building in the right background and the shorter, darker-colored building in front of it.
  4. Robert Love uploaded a couple of his pictures of the Texaco Building to the web site today. I've added them to this message. You can see them on the original Houston Architecture web page here: http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/Building/2216/Texaco-Building.php
  5. I have an idea: Jones High School should be converted into a magnet school complex. Its population would be redistributed between Worthing and Sterling High Schools. So, what does this mean? First let's look at the enrollment trends of the schools: * Jones: http://www.schooldigger.com/go/TX/schools/...503/school.aspx * Worthing: http://www.schooldigger.com/go/TX/schools/...619/school.aspx * Sterling: http://www.schooldigger.com/go/TX/schools/...592/school.aspx And the attendance boundaries: * Jones: http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolboundarymaps/JonesHS.pdf * Worthing: http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolbounda.../WorthingHS.pdf * Sterling: http://dept.houstonisd.org/ab/schoolbounda.../SterlingHS.pdf The reason why Jones is between Worthing and Sterling like that is because Jones and Sterling were White schools and Worthing was a Black school (i.e. segregation). So, what could we do with Jones? As a regular school it is in very close proximity to two others and seems kind of redundant. Ah, but the Jones campus and name could live on. HISD has Barbara Jordan, a vocational high school, on the north side. We could turn Jones into a vocational magnet, like Jordan, for students on the south side. That way, people do not have to travel all the way north. Also, because HISD now allows out district kids to go to HISD schools for free, we could see students from Alvin, Pearland, and/or Pasadena ISDs go to this school if HISD successfully markets the school. Jones could also have an all-girls magnet school; in Austin and Dallas there have been all-girls schools established. Houston could do the same. Or Houston could establish a military academy (Philadelphia and Chicago have military academy public schools). Depending on the size of the programs, Jones could have one or more of them.
  6. Where was the Kirby theater location? For the life of me I can't remember that one.
  7. The Jesse H. Jones Library, originally uploaded by nip2655. Dawn in downtown Houston. The light can do strange things to buildings you thought you knew. Thanks to nip2655 for this one. You can see lots more great pictures, and add your own -- dive in to the HAIF Flickr Pool.
  8. Houston Academy of Medicine- Texas Medical Center Library At 1133 John Freeman Boulevard. The Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston, Texas, with forty-two member institutions and thirteen hospitals, is the largest medical center in the world with some of the world's best doctors. The TMC stands as an example of innovative healthcare and major medical accomplishments because its institutions and doctors offer a network of knowledge, skill, and expertise that is unremarkable. Undoubtedly, any doctor would say that access to knowledge is the basis of his or her expertise. At the Texas Medical Center, the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) takes the lead in providing medical knowledge to the medical community. The Medical Center Library is a dynamic member of the TMC that offers a unique story and history. The name of this institution has endured as many transitions as the library itself. Over the years it has been called the Houston Academy of Medicine Library, the Texas Medical Center Library, the Houston Academy of Medicine Library for the Texas Medical Center, and finally in 1970 it was given the name it is known as today. Besides the library's official name are its common names such as the "the Jones Library" or "the Med Center Library." The HAM-TMC Library's story began in 1903 with the formation of the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS), which sought to improve public health and medical standards for the Harris County community.
  9. That's good news. Here are a couple of short newspaper pieces about the hotel (which was originally called the San Jacinto Hotel - some of this information has appeared elsewhere on the forum): Houston. Tex., Jan. 16 [1929]. - The Jesse H. Jones Interests today acquired a ninety-nine-year lease on the San Jacinto Hotel property, exercising an option which was taken recently. The sixteen‑story structure, which practically is complete except for the interior work, is to be finished at once and the hotel probably will be in operation early in the summer. It will be the fourth hostelry operated here by the Jesse H. Jones Interests, the others being the Rice Hotel, the Lamar Hotel, and the Lamar Annex. The San Jacinto will have 381 rooms, and the ground floor space will be leased to business establishments. In acquiring the San Jacinto property, the Jesse H. Jones Interests acquired $700,000 in first mortgage bonds, $90,000 In second mortgage bonds, and approximately $600,000 in bonds held by contractors and others. The hotel building was started about three years ago, but the investment concern which was buying the bonds got into difficulties and work was suspended, with the building nearing completion. Houston, Tex. Aug. 9 [1932]. - Permission to consolidate has been received from Washington by two of Houston's radio stations, KXYZ and KTLC. The equipment of the two stations will be combined and the power rating increased from 100 watts to 250 watts. The consolidated station will be known as KXYZ and will use the same transmitting tower on top of the Gulf building; and the same studio in the Texas State Hotel as formerly. The KTLC station will cease to exist after the changes have been made, which will require about 60 days, it was said. KTLC uses the old Post building at Travis and Texas for its studio and transmits from the towers at the Houston Post plant on Polk avenue.
  10. I have a question. why does the Chronicle building hide behind that ugly ficade. They were (are) replacing the ficade or cleaning it. i would love to see how Mr. Jones built the chronicle above and around the old theatre, that is hiding behing that. I think it would look incredible along with all the other building that have fake ficades. The West building was one of those and the ficade was taken out, not the greatest building but looks better without it.
  11. hello HAIF folks! i am looking for a pre-rice-lofts photo of the rice hotel's capitol room... i mostly find them of the flag room. can you assist? thanks!
  12. I watched the Lamar Hotel come down in 1985. It was quite a sight.
  13. I'm not one that subscribes to tallest is always best. Nobody can argue that Houston has some really nice towers and the Bank of America is a jewel among the newer buildings. However, I have always been a fan on the 10's, 20's, and 30's buildings. The Gulf Building is one of my Houston favs. Anybody have any day and night pics of the building??
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