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  1. Our band played some place in Pasadena during the mid 60s that I thought was called "Teen Hall". We know about memoies though!!
  2. Anyone know the name of the store that used to reside on Southmore and Strawberry? Across from fingers? My mom recalls working a lubys and going to buy peppers when the delivary was late. It later turned into a Wal-Greens Which i assumed moved from Pasadena Town Square. Walgreens moved down the street to Burke and southmore but the building is still there. Also anyone know what the deal is with the old foodlion on Strawberry and cherrybrook? Looks like Sellers Bros owns it.
  3. http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pasadena/news/pasadena-eyeing-m-convention-center-development/article_c3022cc3-3607-5799-b408-766b541e09df.html The Pasadena Second Century Corporation (PSCC) board members recently met with developers to consider a proposed $225 million development to include a new hotel, restaurants, retail shops and an entertainment venue for the convention-center area. According to agenda documents, PSSC would provide $75.4 million toward the development to include $25 million to build a 135-room convention center hotel, $5.4 million to renovate the convention center, $9 million to add a new ballroom and $19 million for additional parking among other things. The proposal also includes $150 million in private funding to include $58.4 million for live music venues, five million to support retail development, $12.8 million for pre-opening staffing and marketing and $8.1 million for retail and restaurant operating inventories in addition to monies to cover the cost of design, engineering and development fees. Billy Bob Barnett and Restaurants Unlimited (Sun Capital Partners) are listed as the development operators according to presentation document. Barnett is best known for his country and western nightclub located in the Fort Worth Stockyards called Billy Bob's Texas or “The World's Largest Honky Tonk.” The lead developer on the project is listed as City Visions Partners and others to be determined according to the presentation documents. Estrada Hinojosa and Company Inc. and Boyar Miller are listed as the finance and legal team. Construction is scheduled to begin in January of 2017 once additional financing has been committed on both the public and private side.
  4. Does anyone know where I might find copies of The Pasadena Citizen from the 1960s-1980s? It does not appear the Houston Public Library has any microfilm holdings of the paper and I can't seem to locate any information online about who might have archived it.
  5. Anyone remember this mall?...from the late 60s to mid 70s.....
  6. I read this off Strategic Advisory Group. http://strategicadvisorygroup.net/mixed-use-development-pasadena-tx/
  7. Has anyone heard about the Fairway Center in Pasadena by Fidelis? https://www.frpltd.com/properties/fairway-center
  8. Not mall related, but here's the Strawberry Park pavilion - one of my new favorites! http://arch-ive.org/archive/strawberry-pavilion/ http://www.arch-ive.org/pasadena/strawberrypavilion/strawberrypavilion_001.jpg
  9. Subjects Queen Park Shadow Meadows Lanes - Bowling Alley The Grocery Store By Queen Park The Burger King in the Queen Park and Shadow Meadow Lane Area I remember my grandfather (my mother's stepfather) taking me to Queen Park, the grocery by the Queen Park, Shadow Meadows Lanes, and the Burger King in the same area. I believe these were located in the Pearland or Pasadena Area. Does anyone remember these places?
  10. I remember my grandfather (my mother's stepfather) and I used to bowl at Shadow Meadow Lanes (it could have been another name) and playing video games. I miss those days!
  11. Once again, I remembered something else from over 40 years ago. This was I remember, in Pasadena, on State Highway 225 not far from Gulfgate Shopping Center/Mall. It was a car dealership called Boyd Mullen Chevrolet. I think that it was at the Shafer/Shaver Street exit. I don't think that it's there anymore. How far on or off base am I? Chet Cuccia
  12. Pasadena/LaPorte Bus Route Ridership Climbs The City of Pasadena, Second Century Development Corporation, the City of LaPorte and San Jacinto College have agreed to continue their partnership with Harris County Transit on a fixed bus route service due to steadily increasing ridership. The route, linking Pasadena to LaPorte began with 661 riders in January of 2010 its first month of service. By August, the figure had climbed to 1,715. Currently, monthly figures show an average of 2,500 passenger boardings per month. One third of those riding are San Jacinto College students, while the remainder use the service for going to work, medical appointments, shopping and to connect to the larger surrounding community. "It's great to see local residents riding and in turn, local leadership partnering to keep the service going," said Ken Fickes, Director of Transit Services, Harris County Community Services Department.
  13. Why the heck is Southmore mainly gone? For example. The wendy's near the mall is closed, Old memorial hermann is closed, Old Grandy's is closed, Mervyns You guessed it.. Old bank Closed. The area has a lot of vehicular traffic. It's kinda depressing the northwest side of Pasadena Town Square is dead! Nothing exist past morrows nut house 'cept a uniform store and a coke machine. Aside "from the smell" (which we get in the winter months.) What do you think it would take to spruce up the area?
  14. Pasadena Bus Ridership Nearly Quadruples On Pace to Become Largest Route in Harris County Transit System Harris County Transit recorded 2,558 passenger boardings the month of October on its tenth month of service to Pasadena and LaPorte residents. While October is normally a peak month in transit, November figures were only slightly lower with 2,482 boardings. These numbers reflect enormous growth from the 661 passenger boardings recorded in January, the first month of service. San Jacinto College students are making up the bulk of the increase. With the start of school in September students have shown consistent ridership nearing 1,000 per month. These early Pasadana/LaPorte numbers compare quite favorably to those of the Baytown route in its infancy. The first year of the Baytown route, which started in August of 2008 passenger boardings grew to a high of 2,135 in June of 2009. Today, Baytown is averaging 4,000 passenger boardings per month. "While it's hard to make apples to apples comparisons between cities like Pasadena/LaPorte and the City of Baytown; total route miles in each community is about 35 miles. But Pasadena is a larger city and for that reason alone could be on pace to produce the largest number of bus riders in our system," said Ken Fickes, Director of Harris County Transit. While the service began with a federal Hurricane Recovery grant, it's continuation in 2011 depended on matching grants from the City's of Pasadena, LaPorte, Pasadena Second Century Development Corporation and San Jacinto College. The Pasadena/LaPorte route service will turn a year old January 4, 2011.
  15. Yes, this place is not in Metro Houston but this topic will get many more views here so I ask the moderators to keep it here. I work in Pasadena and needed some lumber today so rather than go to a big box I decided to go by South Texas Lumber because it is closer and just walking back in time when you are on the property. I walked in and the showroom is almost empty and a closed sign is on the door. So then I got the bad news of the closure. You can read all about it at the link below. They were supposed to close last month but they stayed open a bit longer to be rid of the inventory. Even if you do not need to buy anything I would suggest you stop by and check out the builing and grounds. Everything is pretty much dating back to 1946 and it feels like you are on a movie set there. The most impressive thing is the design of the outdoor lumber yard shelter and how the timbers of the structure are the ones installed back in the 40s. Also be sure to check out the shed area where plywood was once stored. EVERYTHING is so well built and crafted....my jaw dropped. I am very sad to see this place go. A few of the employees I spoke with said that the business directly behind them bought the property so I would assume it will be demolished completely and we lose another historic building. It's almost a holy place IMHO.....Since July 5, 1947 think of all of the workmen and builders than passed through those doors, all of the trucks that drove into that lumber yard out back, and the wood that passed through those gates to end up building huge areas of Pasadena over the decades. You have to check out the safe.....apparently some kids broke into the place in the 1970s so they got it secondhand as a model built in the 1920s. I hope someone takes that thing home and it is not recycled for the metal. Just everything about the place is before the time of "made in taiwan or made in china". The staff is very friendly and will speak with you to answer questions and mention trivia. Oh, but do stop by sometime this week coming up because they are almost ready to close forever. If anyone from STLC is reading this I wish you the best of luck in whatever you do next and I hate that your business is going away. Best Wishes though. http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2010/06/25/pasadena_citizen/news/061310_lumber_company.txt This place is located in Pasadena just south of 225 on Pasadena Blvd. I will probably go by again with a camera and take tons of photos so look for them soon.
  16. I've been meaning to post about this school for a while - it was built in 1964 by Grand Lodge of Texas masons (cornerstone pictured) and renamed in honor of the Morrises who were active in Pasadena ISD: http://arch-ive.org/morris/morris122809_004.jpg http://arch-ive.org/morris/morris122809_001sm.jpg http://arch-ive.org/morris/morris122809_003sm.jpg more: http://arch-ive.org/archive/morris-middle-school/
  17. Has anybody heard of this or know WHY THE HELL it's going to built in Pasadena? It's listed on the EDI architecture website under Projects On the Boards with everybody's favorite proposed project, The Shamrock.
  18. Pasadena Citizen "County seeks bids for new annex The aging collection of north Pasadena buildings that comprise Harris County Courthouse Annex 4 and related offices will soon be replaced with a spacious new building on Richey Street at Highway 225. Construction is budgeted to cost about $16.8 million. The building will be named for local businessman John Phelps, and could be ready for opening by the fall of 2010." http://www.hcnonline...house_annex.txt
  19. It's been gone for several months and since then the land work has been pretty active but no signs of any type have gone up. Does anyone know what is coming?
  20. Well, some asked for pictures of the renovation of the Pasadena Public Library and i deiced to take a few pictures, and some others along the way. Unfortunately, I didn't get the Post Office, the Bank of America building, and the buildings behind CVS Pharmacy. The old Bank Tower is a deppressing image, so i decided not to get a photo of that. Some days are are rainy, and some,like today, are sunny. So some of these were blind shots that i hoped turned out ok. The Library They added this in the main/front entrance http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388728.jpg The addition http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388730.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388730.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388731.jpg The New Police Department Building http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388721.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388724.jpg The Old One http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388723.jpg Ventech Corporate HQ http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388725.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388726.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388727.jpg Other Buildings (City Hall,SBC Building, and Shell Federal Building) http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388717.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388720.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388715.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388716.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388733.jpg
  21. All "stink" bashing aside all i can say is ABOUT DAMN TIME. Start-up service in April lets local commuters put it in park Pasadena will soon have its own park and ride, offering commuters an easy, inexpensive way to travel to the Texas Medical Center or downtown Houston. The park and ride comes as the result of a contract between the City, METRO and Harris County and is projected to be operational as early as April, pending City Council approval. Once established, the park and ride will be based in the northern part of the Pasadena Town Square mall parking area, near the Sears repair shop. Riders who board the bus in this location can remain aboard to travel to destinations downtown, or can ride the bus to METRO
  22. link: http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasGulfCoast...adena-Texas.htm Looks like, from these personal accounts, that the photo above came from the old rodeo grounds located on Red Bluff Dr.
  23. I found this on the Chron's East Harris County Blog, moderated by Carol Christian. What do you think? Can North Pasadena be saved? As someone who grew up there in the 50s and lived there off and on in the 60s and 70s, I have my doubts. A Preview of the North Pasadena Redevelopment Plan As reported here earlier, the new redevelopment plan for the city's North Side will be presented at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at City Hall, 1211 E. Southmore Ave. The Pasadena city Web site has a link to a slide show of highlights from the planwritten by the consulting firm Wilbur Smith Associates. A team from the consulting firm will be at the Feb. 9 meeting to present the plan to the Pasdena Second Century Corp., the city's economic development entity funded by a half-cent sales tax. http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us According to the city Web site, public comments are warmly invited on the plan, which is an "18-month, $260,000 master blueprint for revitalizing the oldest parts of our community." As described in the plan, North Pasadena presents a challenging environment for economic development. After growing in the 1990s, North Pasadena is now losing population, especially in the southern and eastern portions. The poverty rate is rising in northwestern neighborhoods and along the Shaver and Red Bluff corridors. Home ownership has declined, according to the redevelopment plan. To help spur economic growth the plan recommends these steps, among others: *Develop and fund programs to improve the housing stock. *Create an assistance program for first-time home buyers in North Pasadena. *Sponsor a home ownership training program. *With the help of an architect, develop a North Pasadena Home Plan Book, showing typical home floor plans and how they can be expanded or improved. *Create a property inventory that identifies vacant land as well as abandoned and substandard properties. *Conduct a North Pasadena business survey. *Establish a business-development program
  24. I found this link when researching the Bellows Construction Company, a name I got from the "Life" b/w picture of the Wayside at Harrisburg Rd. (Magnolia Park) Sears store. Their resume is impressive. Be sure to also check out the pic galleries of 1920 forward. The Sears pics are located in the 1940 and/ or 1950 category. Click on each picture for a close-up view. The architect info. & year are located on each pic. link: http://www.wsbellows.com/timeline.asp?decade=1950 Looks like George L. Dahl was the architect for the N. Shepherd (Oak Forest) & Southmore (Pasadena) stores. There's also a pic of Meyerland & the Prudential Bldg.
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