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  1. 13 just had a story about a proposed 23 story high rise and how southhampton and boulevard oaks are complaining about the increased density/traffic etc that will result. they will be tearing down some older apartments to create this project. story
  2. Does anyone have a good idea of what Rice Village used to be like before its current incarnation as a more upscale place with chains and quirky boutiques? The closest I've found is a long-standing bead shop that closed a few years back (along with the late Variety Fair, and a head shop called "The Rat Hole"). Was it more of a counter-cultural store collection, or more of just a ramshackle bunch of businesses that congregate around universities and aim for the college student demographic? Or both?
  3. I was reading the newspaper The Bellaire Citizen dated May 25, 1950 and came across one of the famous Meyers residential address! Sadly, this doesn't look like a mansion. Located in the area of West University/Rice Village, it was a typical home. I believe Frank Meyer built his mansion a few decades later at 9111 South Post Oak Road. Tried to look for an old aerial view of the home but there's too many trees blocking it! I believe the original house is still there? Seniors Mark Time 'Til Graduation With Parties Parties for girl graduates-to-be continue as commencement day draws closer-- Mrs. Frank S. Meyer honored their daughters Gloria Meyer and Frances Berryman, with a tea Saturday afternoon at the Meyer home, 2336 Bolsover.
  4. I was walking around Rice Village recently (pushing a stroller) and noted how poor some of the streets/curbs and infrastructure appeared. There are numerous areas where the curbs have no ramps and you are literally forced to walk in the street or through parking lots. This is really surprising to me given the number of young families with children in the immediate area, and the proximity to the medical center (and thus likely use by people in wheelchairs.) The village is really one of the major 'public faces' of Houston to the outside world, likely to be visited by out of town families of Rice university students, and out of town medical center patients and families (I see the shuttle buses from the medical center hotels dropping them off frequently.) As such, I really can't understand the lack of investment in the roads and curbs in the village area and I'm really surprised someone hasn't brought an ADA lawsuit. Are sidewalks and curbs in commercial areas the responsibility of the city or the property owner to maintain?
  5. This church in South Hampton hasn't been mentioned in 15 years. Thought I would post a postcard with the cool building. The First Christian Church Houston, Texas This award winning church a 16-1 Sunset Blvd. is an outstanding architectural example, in this city of beautiful churches
  6. New multifamily building proposed at the corner of Shakespeare and Morningside. Previous complex was demolished sometime in 2017. Unable to attach subdivision plat unfortunately. Site: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Morningside+Dr+%26+Shakespeare+St,+Houston,+TX+77030/@29.7142126,-95.4148851,3a,75y,227.84h,89.29t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1szhX16iMOCP0s9vHTY6OXYA!2e0!5s20170801T000000!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x8640c067f61e19eb:0xd1292a79ebde6a23!8m2!3d29.714225!4d-95.414898
  7. This thread was originally created September 20, 2019. I'm reposting this because this post and other content from me are no longer available on the forum. 2301 University Boulevard in the Rice Village area. This is on the corner of Greenbriar Dr near the University Place neighborhood and Rice University in Houston. Aerial view Street View images from January 2019: Corner of University Blvd and Greenbriar Dr. University Blvd Greenbriar Dr
  8. Not a lot of new Cadence banks so not much for reference. However, there is an older Cadence bank across the street on almost the same amount of land, so I'm not sure whats the point? Maybe that land is planning on getting redeveloped?
  9. I was reading the newspaper The Thresher dated September 14, 1972 and came across a movie advertisement for Art Cinema located at 6140 Village Parkway. This was an adult theater. 6140 Village Parkway - 528-8186 - In University Village - 1/2 Block East of Kirby Dr. between Times & Amherst.
  10. I was browsing The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated December 9, 1948 and came across a business listing for Midget Market located on Kirby Dr. At Sunset Blvd. Did anyone do their grocery shopping here? I'd be interested in any knowledge, or stories. I love all the small, independent grocers. Now days there are 3 big brands that dominate and HEB is on every corner. Very cool building too! Anyone happen to know the architect?
  11. Anyone ever had their hazys? Might stop by once I'm vaccinated. https://www.bailesonbrewing.com/
  12. Boutique condo project. https://www.facebook.com/miradorgroup/timeline And I think this was the second design they were considering: Our Second Concept for a new Boutique Condo project: ORIGIN: With roots anchored in Houston’s history the Origin represents the melting pot of history and evolution that is the modern city of Houston we all know.
  13. https://www.google.com/amp/www.houstonchronicle.com/business/amp/17-floors-of-senior-living-planned-near-Rice-10925074.php?client=safari
  14. Wow, this is impressive what is going on. When is 1717 going to break ground?! http://swamplot.com/...ing/2013-01-11/ Map location: https://www.google.c...06bfc34b5bf012f Does anyone have a copy of that newsletter?
  15. I haven't had time to do any research but I noticed when I was at the 24 hour fitness last week that they had torn out the old garage between the new garage and the children's protective services building in the village. I guess they must be adding more space to their facility. Does anyone have any info on this new construction?
  16. Just a quick research-y question (I'm trying to put together a small page on this building): can anyone confirm that the 2400 Bolsover building is Hood's Times Building? The rendering posted earlier looks like it, but it would have been altered quite a bit in the build-out... http://www.arch-ive.org/cellar/grn001.jpg http://www.arch-ive.org/comm/times/hood_times.jpg
  17. does anyone remember either of these places from the 60's?
  18. Just read that the Village institution Variety Fair will be closing down within the next 90 days...what a shame, what a great place of fond memories, just another addition to the dwindling number of Houston landmarks that come to a sad end.
  19. The building on Greenbriar next to Christ the King church (used to be the Baylor Family Medicine Building) will be torn down - it is owned by JTVP Corp. which is a nonprofit subsidiary of Rice University. Does anyone know what is planned for this location?
  20. I just arrived in Houston this weekend and have been searching for a new apartment for my husband and 9 month old. It's been a grueling process, but I think we've narrowed our search down to 2 complexes: The Village at West University (at 5151 Edloe near the 59) and The Amalfi at Hermann Park. I've read all the reviews of The Village on apartmentratings.com but for some reason can't find a single review of The Amalfi anywhere on the internet (they opened in May 2008 I believe). Does anyone have any experience or feedback regarding either of these 2 complexes? The Village seems to be in a prime location in terms of walking distance to Kroger, shops, and restaurants, but the crime (apartment and auto break-ins) that I've read about is worrying, especially since I have a 9 month old. Apparently TV Max is also a problem at The Village according to the reviews I have read. I fell in love with The Amalfi as soon as I saw it, but I find it kinda weird that I can't find a single review of the complex online. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated...many thanks!
  21. My girlfriend and I ate at Fu's Chinese restaurant on University St in Kirby Village and on the way back to the car we walked past a beautiful Tile Mosaic entry with the wording "Myers White Store" in front of whats now Half Price Books. Does anyone know the history of Myers store ? Any photos ? I absolutely love seeing the tiled entry ways of stores from long past. Cory
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