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  1. We didn't have a thread for this TMC campus. There is one, oddly shaped, parcel left for development. The parcel is vacant and is next to Highway 288. There is also the TMC surface lot (LAV Lot) that will be developed within time as space runs out. Tenants/Buildings of the Leland Anderson Campus includes: Texas Hearing Institute At 3100 Shenandoah St. Texas Medical Center Surface Parking Lot (LAV Lot) with an (incorrect) address of 3002 S. MacGregor Way The Rise School At 5618 H. Mark Crosswell, Jr. St. UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center At 2800 S. MacGregor Way UTHealth John Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center At 5615 H. Mark Crosswell Jr. St. YMCA Texas Medical Center At 5614 H. Mark Crosswell Jr. St. The campus was formally home to: METRO pickup/drop off surface lot At 5615 H. Mark Crosswell Jr. St. Michael E. DeBakey High School For Health Professions At 3100 Shenandoah St.
  2. Crappy photo, but gets the job done. This house had been for sale for quite a while, and I thought was as good as gone. But the sign out front is gone, and it appears to be saved for the time being. You'll remember that this house was originally painted that dark red that typefies the work of Bailey Swenson, Len Gebhart and one Bolton & Barnstone house in Riverside Terrace. Hopefully they won't discover any problems with it.
  3. August Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, August 7, 2016 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2-4 PM. Please join us to help find a new preservation-minded owner for this vintage contemporary home. This month's event takes place in the University Oaks subdivision of Houston, located about 3 miles southeast of downtown. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Save the date for the next MODern Market on April 21-23, 2017! 4345 North MacGregor Way, University Oaks, Houston, TX 77004 This 1950s contemporary home, recently saved from demolition and updated, is in need of a new owner to continue its preservation. The house is situated on a spacious tree shaded site viewing the picturesque Brays Bayou and is minutes away from Hermann Park, the Medical Center, the University of Houston, and the new MetroRail southeast purple line. The spacious, light filled house has a free flowing plan opening to an expansive patio and swimming pool. The daughter of the original owner reports her father, Paul Brochstein, designed and built the house. Brochstein's brothers, Harry and I.H., built and lived in the two houses to the east of 4345. All three families moved to Meyerland about 1963. HAR Link Riverside Terrace is filled with history and significant architecture. Stephen Fox wrote about the area in a 1987 Cite Magazine article, "Riverside Terrace and Environs: An Architectural Tour". Click the link to view a PDF with architectural descriptions and tour map, then explore the neighborhood this weekend to see what has changed and what remains and may be preserved. Search HoustonMod.org to learn more about the mod architecture in the area including the University of Houston and Texas Southern University campuses. The Houston Mod exhibition brochure, "Endangered Modern - The Real Story" features a description of the area and will be available at Sunday's event. Other News & Events This WAS Contemporary Art is now open at the Heritage Society Museum Gallery at Sam Houston Park. Learn about what was happening in Houston in art, architecture, and design from the 1940s-1960s! On view Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4pm through October 15, 2016. Houston Mod members, board members and Master Mods have contributed to this high quality exhibition. Admission is free of charge. _________________________________________ Do you shop at Amazon.com? Donate a small percentage of your purchases at no cost to you by adding Houston Mod as your charitable organization of choice at Amazon Smile. Join the Houston Mod Facebook Page and Houston Mod Discussion Forum for more mod-minded fun. Support future Houston Mod events by becoming a member. Houston Mod publications will be available at the event. Houston Mod is dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas and advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy, seeking support from its members and the general public in achieving this goal.
  4. Weingarten/Lavinghousez Mansion - Natural Burial Cemetery? Saw this bulletin over the weekend surrounding the Kuhlmann Family Cemetery. Apparently, Terry Ward is trying to buy both adjacent properties and transform everything into a "Remembrance Park". Anyone have any insider scoop? http://indigofields.com/
  5. December Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, December 7, 2014 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. A vintage 1950s modern/contemporary style house situated just east of Hermann Park and two miles south of downtown Houston is featured. The house is in need of new preservation-minded owners. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 3226 North MacGregor Way, North MacGregor Oaks, Houston, TX 77004 The nationally acclaimed architecture firm of MacKie & Kamrath designed this one and two story house in 1951, about five years after principal designer Karl Kamrath developed a firindship with Frank Lloyd Wright, who's concepts greatly influenced his work. Contrasting horizontal and vertical elements of the design are reinforced with bands of ribbon windows and a dramatic double volume corner window siding the open tread stairs. The house is prominately situated on an almost half acre corner near a picturesque bend in Brays Bayou where recent landscaped trails connect to Hermann Park. The firm of MacKie & Kamrath was established in Houston in 1937 by Frederick MacKie, Jr. (1905-1984) and Karl Kamrath (1911-1988), both architects and graduates of the University of Texas. They were among the first Houston architects to design modernist buildings. Visit the Houston Mod website for examples of their work. HAR Link Discuss this house and over 800 other mod topics at the Houston Mod Discussion Forum. Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org Houston Mod publications make excellent gifts and will be sold at Sunday's event. We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!
  6. Anyone have photos of this house? I found the one in the Architectural Guide. Looks like it was a great house.
  7. Can anyone provide me with documentable information about how and why Kuhlman Gully got its name? And why is it also listed as Belmont Gully? Would appreciate any and all information.
  8. Anyone know more about this house? I've been surprised its sat on the market with how quickly homes have been going. I don't think its perfect by any means as is, but even some of the fixer uppers in Eastwood have been moving quickly. It says its originally from 1928, did the remodel in 2000 change much of the exterior? Does this house have flood issues?
  9. I have no affiliation with the sellers. One is listed as a 1949 build for $799k. http://search.har.com/engine/3448-Macgregor-Wa-Houston-TX-77021_HAR19139843.htm The other is a 1966 build for $195k. http://search.har.com/engine/3807-Macgregor-Wa-Houston-TX-77021_HAR65524056.htm
  10. On the way home the other day I passed by a heap of rubble on South MacGregor between Cullen and Calhoun (street number 4334 from checking the permits later). The trees prevent good images from Google streetview or MSN bird's eye view - does anyone know anything about this house (or maybe even have a picture)? http://maps.google.com/maps?q=29.710481,-95.34568&num=1&sll=29.712764,-95.371356&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&ll=29.709432,-95.345557&spn=0.013996,0.01929&z=16
  11. 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.
  12. http://blogs.chron.com/primeproperty/2010/08/national_homebuilder_buys_unfi.html
  13. Thought you guys might like this one if you haven't seen it already. http://search.har.com/engine/3811-Charleston-St-Houston-TX-77021_HAR30441524.htm
  14. Does anyone have any information on this house? http://www.flickr.com/photos/16968197@N02/...in/photostream/ I'm totally obsessed with it. It's on the 2200 block of Wichita Street, inside Houston, near 288.
  15. The Groovey Grill Mansion was located in Riverside Terrace in a mansion on N. Calumet, and was real popular among TSU students and the local black community. It closed in 1989, but the house still operates as a banquet hall called The Groovey Grill Mansion. I'm glad to see that the place and its spirit is being preserved, it's a beautiful building. It was once in danger of being demolished, but it's been saved. I'm surprised it hasn't already been mentioned here (unless I overlooked something), so that's why I started the thread about it. Does anyone here have any memories of this place in its heyday? It was quite popular, serving people such as Muhammad Ali, LBJ, Lloyd Bentsen, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Ray Charles. Here's what the house looks like today. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=2619+Calumet,+Houston,+TX&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=32.527387,86.044922&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=2619+Calumet+St,+Houston,+Harris,+Texas+77004&ll=29.716236,-95.372108&spn=0.001088,0.002626&t=k&z=19&layer=c&cbll=29.716298,-95.372194&panoid=UTKaeMguuj3nMJRstXbumw&cbp=12,36.08,,0,1.51 Article from 1987 about the Groovey Grill http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1987_487277 Article from 1992 about the then uncertain fate of the Groovey Grill building http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=1992_1062072 Groovey Grill Website http://www.thegrooveygrillmansion.com/index.htm
  16. We are seriously looking at homes in both Eastwood and Riverside Terrace that we can renovate (to live in, not flip). We found a home in each 'hood we are interested in, and have put together a renovation budget for each. The homes are priced similarly, are about the same size, though the Eastwood one is a tudor revival 2/1.5 two-level with large living spaces and the RT house (couple blocks off 288) is a more typical cozy-room 3/1 all-brick single-level. Both need nearly everything redone, but appear to have good bones, nice potential, and well-maintained surrounding homes. The thing that makes me nervous is that each house really does need about $100k to make a showplace. We *think* that each neighborhood can support that type of investment, but given their transitional nature, we are not sure. We have lived in old homes before (Idylwood bungalow, mid-century Willow Meadows), but never in a home that needed so much work. As you old-house types can understand, there isn't much room for error. We have friends in each area, who are completely partisan and of absolutely no help, LOL. So, all things being equal, which area is the better investment and why?
  17. I saw footage of it in "This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale". I can't imagine where it would be located, I've never seen it in real life around here, leading me to believe it was demolished years back. Any of you more "seasoned" folks around here remember the house with the bridge driveway?
  18. An article in the Houston Business Journal state that Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home in the Riverside Terrace area. Do anyone know if this is true, and if so where is the home?
  19. The old Wright Morrow Estate at 3028 S. MacGregor will be demolished soon. It was originally bought from it's former homeowner in 2001 with intention of the land being used by UT to build a four story Psychiatric outpatient center. Residents in Riverside Terrace fought the project and suceeded as it would bring high traffic and noise into the neighborhood. The land was put on the market again and purchased by a developer to put high dollar condos on, perhaps gated. Some relatives of Wright Morrow were allowed to remove some of the old furniture the other day, I saw them taking it out. The house appears to be gutted now, and some shingles have been removed from the roof. The house has been in disrepair since 2002 shortly after UT bought it. The previously meticulously manicured gardens and lawn became overgrown, the white fence bordering the estate started to fall apart, and the exterior paint on the house was peeling off. A sad end to a beautiful estate.
  20. Just some photos of some mods in Riverside Terrace that I really like. This one here's on N. Roseneath, built in 1947. And this one is on S. Parkwood, built in 1950.
  21. My wife and I were driving home from a function at Hermann Park yesterday when I suggested a detour down MacGregor and through Riverside Terrace as I have always read about the neighborhood here on HAIF but had never actually seen it for myself. So we did and we drove around a bit and I was quite impressed by some of the terrain and landscaping and some of the big beautiful houses over there. After about 15 minutes we turned a corner onto Parkwood Drive and came up on an older black lady standing next to her car (a beat up late 80's Nissan Z, it looked like, with old faded Lee Brown bumper stickers on it) in the street talking to a letter carrier. We drove around them and kept driving, kind of slow to check out the scenery, and then about 3-4 blocks after we passed the lady and the mail carrier, I pulled over at the side of the road to look at my key map to figure out how to get out and back to the freeway. When I looked up again, I realized that the lady in the Nissan had pulled up beside me and pinned my pickup in behind a parked car and was sitting there with her window down. I rolled down my window and asked, "Can I help you?" "Can I help YOU?" "Um, no. We're just driving around admiring the houses and the neighborhood." "If you're driving, then home come you're stopped?" "Uh, because I'm looking at a map?" (I flashed her my key map) "How come you're driving through this neighborhood?" (by this time I realized that she wasn't being friendly) "Because I've always heard this was a pretty neighborhood?" "How about I show you the way out?" "No thanks." (and I rolled up my window) She sat there for a while with her window down, then she pulled forward and drove slowly before she pulled over and started following me again. She followed us about two more blocks until we came to Bowling Green, where we could see MacGregor on the right, and my wife was sufficiently freaked out enough to beg me to go back to the freeway, so we did. And yes, I'm sure this topic will generate the obligatory, "how does it feel to be reverse-racially profiled?" responses and I suppose that's fair, but for the life of me I can't figure out what she would have thought we were doing at 2:00 on a Saturday afternoon with my wife and kid in his car seat in the car with me and clearly visible to her. Jeez. I am self-aware enough to guess that she figured a large white man in a pickup must be suspicious, but with my wife and kid in the car? What are we going to do, throw a dirty diaper onto someone's lawn?
  22. someone recommended the documentary "this is my home, it is not for sale," which is about the interesting history of the neighborhood (haven't had a chance to see it yet, though). there is a thread on the documentary here
  23. http://www.houstonisd.org/HISDConnectDS/v/...00052147fa6RCRD HISD is going to close eight campuses and replace them with four new campuses. * Atherton and E.O. Smith K-8 will be consolidated at the Atherton site, with a new campus there * Sherman and Crawford will be consolidated at the Sherman site, with a new campus there * Dogan and Scott will be consolidated at the Scott site, with a new campus there * Lockhart and Turner will be consolidated at the Lockhart site, with a new campus there These will be done by Spring 2011 In addition, Hohl will close and its students will be absorbed by Highland Heights ES and other area schools EDIT: As per significance of Art Deco Lockhart, I retitled this Edit: In July 1983 Lockhart Elementary School was located at 3501 Southmore Blvd.
  24. Har Listing: http://search.har.com/engine/dispSearch.cf...mp;backButton=Y From the public comments: Owner started renovations on the large house with garage apartment off the freeway. Lot almost 10,000 sq. ft. Pick up this gem, dust it off, add polish and it will shine. Pics: Like she said, just dust it off and watch it shine! flipper
  25. I'm inquiring on the behalf of an incoming professor about the quality and safety of the following places: Alexan Main Street 8333 Braesmain, Houston, TX 77025 Sawyer Heights Lofts 2424 Sawyer Heights St, Houston, TX 77007 The MacGregor 2380 S MacGregor Way, Houston, TX 77021 Any information about these places would be very much appreciated. And if I need to provide any more details, please post to let me know.
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