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  1. Found this cool club advertisement and wanted to share. Larry's Tam-O-Shanter 3319 Holcombe at O.S.T. - RI 8-9551 “Dancing” Open Noon Daily Music by The All-time Great Bobby Blackmon and the Blue Orbits Featuring J.C. Short vocal Next week: Continuous Exotic Shows from 2:30 to 5:30 Make your New Year Eve Reservations Now! *Stag ladies always welcome*
  2. I was reading an article in the newspaper The Jewish Herald-Voice dated October 11, 1951. There was a club hall located in an previously-occupied business called Washburn Venetian Blind Co. Frisch-Jacobs BBYW Get your party together now, and plan to attend he Frisch-Jacobs Mask Parade Dance on Halloween night, October 31, at Washburn Hall. Prizes will be award for the most original costumes . . . and all are asked o wear masks. Reservations can be made for a table, for your party, by calling Sally Schalit, OL-9916, before Oct. 31. Washburn Hall is easily found on Peerless, off O.S.T. (or behind Al's Bar near Holcombe and O.S.T. Intersections). Before the club hall, there was the business: From the newspaper The Southwest Citizen dated November 3, 1949. Venetian Blinds New low prices as low as . . . . . $3.50 Rolla-Head Metal Blinds Made to Order Only Washburn Venetian Blind Co. 6536 Peerless / JA-3440
  3. Hi, I am new to the forum. Does anyone remember the old Teen Hall club. (swimming pool in the back) What happened to it ? Any info on history. My wife & I used to go in early 60s before we knew each other.
  4. http://gsmarchitects.net/images/bernicia1.jpg http://gsmarchitects.net/projects/bernicia.html
  5. Then she called Bob Garner. He was working at the Palladium Ballroom, at 3145 Southmore Blvd. tonight. It was Don Robey’s club, and the leading R&B and Soul Club in Houston. She told Bob about my arrival, and she also promised me free discs.
  6. Does anyone have any information or at least the name of the 1950s venue? Its demolition due to construction of 288 led to the late 1970s? article in the Post or Chronicle It must have been a major stop for bands on the rise. In the 1960s it continued as a major touring venue known as the Cinder Club perhaps concurrent with the Motown era.It was so long ago I may not have all details correct. Is this connected to the rumor-fact of Bill Haley living in the Menil Collection area in the early 1950s?
  7. https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/03/13/273001/harris-county-will-buy-riverside-turn-it-into-mental-health-facility/
  8. I finally saw this picture in my iphoto archive. I knew I had a picture of it. 3. 3403 N. Parkwood Dr - Willard & Hood (Lars Bang?) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/clockwatchers/DSC02115.jpg
  9. Cool! I found another residence of Sammy Finger in Riverside Terrace! From the [Congregation Adath Yeshurun Board of Trustees, 1942-1943] Board of Trustees – Year 1942-43 Chas. A. Keilin, Pres. / 1512 Bonnie Brae Ave. Sam Rosenberg, Vice Pres. / 3308 N. MacGregor Way Sol Laufman / 2206 East Alabama Ave. Harry S. Kaplan / 3143 Oakdale Avenue Louis Bale / 1906 Elmon Street Morrie Catchman / 2416 Calumet Avenue Sam Finger / 2302 Wichita Avenue
  10. I was trying to find info about this Houston based company. The owner of Parker Brothers owned a house in Riverside Terrace that has been owned by members of my extended family since the late 60s. For years, I noticed that one of the bathrooms had a tug boat outline designed into the floor pattern, but never knew why. I was told that Parker Brothers owned a concrete company, and I've found a photo of a Parker Brothers Sand and Gravel Building on Navigation, but I've also found results for Parker Brothers Shipyard. That would explain the tug boat outline in the bathroom floor. Were the two companies owned by the same person?
  11. Never seen this mentioned on HAIF so I thought I would contribute. After Googling, it appears the name of the church has since changed. The church is now called River Side United Methodist Church. Looks like the original buildings still stand! Awesome!! Does anyone know the architect? Riverside Methodist Church, located in one of the beautiful residential sections of Houston at the North MacGregor Way and Cullen Boulevard, is just off the campus of the University of Houston. Organized in 1939, it is now one of the leading and fast growing churches of Houston, and is making a splendid contribution to the spiritual life in the city. Its present membership is over 1200. Dear Friend: We are happy that you came to worship in our church recently. You are cordially invited to come again. Sincerely yours, A. Grady Hallowguist Minister
  12. Came across this rare matchbook but I can't put a date to it. It must be the 1950s? Anyone recall this place? Rainbow Room Restaurant 3711 Old Spanish Trail Houston, Texas JA. 8-8000 JA. 6-1708
  13. I found this cool old post card recently and thought I would share. I searched HAIF and couldn't find anything about it. Looks like this one is considered rare! The post card is stamped 1954. Mission Motel U.S. Highway 59 and 90-A (South Side) Houston, Texas Mission Motel 4110 Old Spanish Trail – Milby 9114 U.S. Highways No. 59 and 90-A (South Side) Houston, Texas Ten Minutes From Business Center. Air Conditioned – 72 degrees – Vented Heat in Winter – City *** Ways – Limousine – Theatre – Post Office – Foods – All Within One Block. Box Springs – Innerspring Mattresses – Bell Boy Service 24 Hours – Time Baths Approved AAA
  14. Behind the stately old Weingarten Mansion and Estate on S MacGregor there is a large wooded area facing Roseneath that is listed as a Cemetery by HCAD. Do anyone have any information on this.
  15. I was browsing the newspaper The Bellaire Texan dated December 22, 1959 and noticed an article that contained the listing for Pickwick Apartments located at 6622 Ardmore Street. This is across the street from the present-day Levit Green development. Does anyone know more information about this multifamily apartment complex? When was it built? Who was the architect? Who was the developer? Any pictures of this building?
  16. I live across the bayou from these apartments located at 3200 N. MacGregor and Sampson and noticed a few nights ago that it was completely dark at night. No lights whatsoever. I thought it was a power outage until I drove by and saw the parking lot was empty except for 2 cars. I guess they've been abandoned. Did they get bought out or are they undergoing renovations or what?
  17. New plat that was approved. Looks like it could be a small apartment project. Edit: Apparently it wasn't approved because it's still up for the next Planning Commission meeting.
  18. I was reading the newspaper The Jewish Herald-Voice dated June 5, 1958 and came across an article that mentioned Castaway Club located at 6219 Grand Blvd. Does anyone recall this place by any chance? Mizrachi Women To Install Officers At Luncheon June 11th The Houston Chapter o Mizrachi Women will hold its installation of the Officers luncheon Wednesday, June 11, at 12 noon at the Castaway Club, 6219 Grand Blvd. Final plans for the affair were made at a meeting June 2, at the home of Mrs. Ed Feldman, with Mrs. Abe Schuman, president, presiding.
  19. I was reading the newspaper The Thresher dated April 25, 1952 and came across an advertisement for The Carousel Lounge located at 2919 Shenandoah Street. Anyone recall this place, or know its history? Announcing the opening of The Carousel Lounge Houston's Smartest Cocktail Lounge 2919 Shenandoah In the Town & Country Apt. Shopping Center
  20. In my younger days (1960's), my mom's boss lived on Laurel Drive. His best friends lived across the street - two houses, two different families, and they were both gorgeous homes. I would like to go there to see what everything looks like. I wonder how much it has changed. Anyone else remember the "This House Is Not For Sale" signs? In the 60's, the neighborhood was full of them.
  21. So, browsing around Google Earth the other day (I think I was trying to locate the location of the "mystery photo" to no avail) I found another mystery I wanted to ask. It's these apartments, near MacGregor and 288. I want to say that they were projects of some sort, though they had an awfully short life--by 1978 the ones that weren't demolished for 288 (the 1950s aerial has modern-day roads overlayed on it to help you figure out where this is) were being torn down (you can see the partial demolition on Google Earth), and by the 1980s, they were completely gone. The large footprint and the short life suggests they were projects of some sort, but it still intrigued me nonetheless--can someone help me out?
  22. Anyone know about this grocery store market Brand's Super Market located at 3249 Dixie Drive? This would have been in the 1940s. Near where present-day Levit Green is! It's across highway 288. November 21, 1946: Our New Store . . . will open its doors in the near future . . . Watch for the announcement! Brandt's Super Market Sonny Brandt, Owner. 3249 Dixie Drive "When you think of food remember Brandts"
  23. Philip Hoffman was the fifth president of the University of Houston, and the first chancellor of the University of Houston System. Hoffman also served as president of the Texas Medical Center from from 1981 until 1984. From the newspaper The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated September 15, 1965: U of H Women's Tea Will Be In President's Home The University of Houston Women's Association in having a Tea honoring the Newcomer's to the University. The Tea will be held at the home of Marry Hoffman, wife of the President, Dr. Philip Hoffman, 3612 Parkwood between the hours of 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, September 18. The committee in charge consists of Romayne McElhinney, chairman, Yvonne Owen, Claraader and Lola Dudely, with assistance from A.J. Joeman and her Newcomer Committee.
  24. I was reading the newspaper The Bellaire Texan dated August 3, 1950 and came across Leopold Meyer's residences. Leopold L. Meyer, 3308 South MacGregor, vice chairman of the finance committee of the Houston Fat Stock Show and Rodeo, said that the show for 1951 will have a budget of $330,-
  25. I was reading the newspaper The Bellaire Texan dated April 6, 1950 and came across where Phillip Battelstein lived in Riverside Terrace. Phillip (Pop) Battelstein, 81, 2115 Wichita, who came to Houston with practically nothing, unveiled his new multi-million dollar store on Main Street while his sons, Abe, 3615 Parkwood, Harry, 2328 Underwood, and Ben, 2333 Underwood proudly stood by.
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