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  1. Anyone know what's going on next to the Federal Reserve on Allen Pkway?
  2. On a just-barely-related note: Many people know that Service Corporation International, the world's largest funeral home company, is headquartered in Houston. What most people don't know is that there is a cafeteria in the basement of their building. Even fewer people know its nickname is "The Coffin Cafe."
  3. Hey, I've been a guest to this site for a year or two now so i decided i'd finally join. Anyway, I browsed through the topics but i didn't see this topic discussed. But what is the huge building being built on the Allen Pkwy just west of downtown? Where the "new" jefferson davis hospital stood? I heard it was going to be a US Mint, but thought that may just be a rumor? anyone know?
  4. http://m.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/breaking-ground/2015/08/why-one-developer-has-turned-his-sights-to-medical.html The company's also planning a 72,000-square-foot, 11-story medical office in River Oaks that will also have an ambulatory surgery center and medical offices. That project will break ground next year and is expected to be complete in late 2017. It's currently 50 percent preleased.
  5. I'm not sure where to put this, but I heard from a friend that the apartments at 2017 Buffalo Terrace are going to be torn down later this year. Does anyone know what for?
  6. Hi...recently when I was mulling around the Pierce Elevated on Google Earth seeing what exits should be moved around and relocated for a better (and less congested) Pierce, I discovered this little "crossover" road near Crosby Street. (link) I recognized for what it was immediately, as I had seen it on suburban collector roads when the road goes from four lanes to two (or vice versa) and one of the lanes shift over so that they can complete the full lanes later. These are often removed after the widening. But what's the deal with this on Allen Parkway? From the looks of it, that strange closed off road segment has been there since at least '95 and it's been multiple-laned for decades. Historic imagery gets pretty muddy prior to 2000, and it's a small thing to pick out. Has this been here for decades, or is there something I'm missing?
  7. Looks like activity is starting at this location. Anyone have any news on what is going up?
  8. Don't know what the chopper was doing, but I think it did a touch and go. We were on the Allen side where the parking lot with the swingset and volleyball court is, and it looked like it touched down in that area where the trail goes on the other side of Memorial and there's a big, open, grassy area. In the 3rd and 4th pics it's right above the bridge, I wish our camera had more zoom.
  9. Sears, Roebuck and Co. warehouse On Lincoln & Buffalo Drive (now Montrose & Allen Parkway). Arriving in Houston in the summer of 1943, the College was unable to start construction in the newly formed Texas Medical Center. Due to wartime restrictions on construction goods, the College moved into an old Sears, Roebuck and Co., warehouse temporarily. The building was located at the corner of Lincoln and Buffalo Drive, more commonly known as the corner of Montrose Boulevard and Allen Parkway today. The location was close to Houston’s Jefferson Davis Hospital where most of the clinical teaching of students took place. In the BCM history book “The Quest for Excellence Baylor College of Medicine, 1900-2000”, Chief Science Editor Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H., describes the scene: “The dissecting tables for anatomy classes went where the notion counters once stood when the warehouse was actually a store. Lecture rooms were walled off in the furniture department. Where salesmen once measured men for reasonably priced suits, the 15,000 volume medical library would be assembled on shelves that, if placed end-to-end, would measure at least a mile.”
  10. Does anyone know anything about this property? We are considering leasing there for a few based on the meer fact the facility has a dog park and it right in downtown. We are just starting to look and we saw this one on the way to dinner at Ibiza last night. Thanks
  11. These are a couple of HDR pictures I took. The one with the full moon was a full moon night but I digitally added in the moon because it was in the wrong location.
  12. I have read 2 or 3 messages about this Bldg. that goes on to state it is a group of Bldg's. As time permits would someone be able to say just how many Bldg's are in the group and if each have its own name or address?
  13. My friend just took a job with AIG (American General) on Allen Parkway near Studemont. He and his family are looking for a good commute time with good schools. He has been told about Humble (Summerwood, Eagle Springs, Park Lakes, and Kingwood). Also Spring Trails off Hardy toll road. Anyone have info on commute times for these neighborhoods. Specifically Spring Trails (He was told commute from Hardy Toll Road would be 36 minutes at 7:30 a.m). As a side note they have no good info on older neighborhoods that might be good to look in. Open for any and all information on any parts of town with good commute (40 min or lower) and good schools to American General on Allen Parkway and Studemont.
  14. There used to be a small commercial building on Tirrell Street @ Allen Pkwy (between Shepherd and Dunlavy). The building was torn down this week. Any ideas how I can find out what's going to be built? Sincerely, Lovett19
  15. Anybody know of any programs where i can reduce the size of all my pictures at once?
  16. I remember that ZOM was going to build a complex on Allen parkway. Any info on this?
  17. Does anyone know the history of these two roads? I mean, why would Houston build two "thorough fares" into downtown, from a realitivley middle of no where part of town? My boyfriend and I were discussing theories, and thought that one would be the River Oaks crowd wanted a quick way into work without traffic or lights...however, that wouldn't explain the need for two of them. We researched some of the history and have yet to find an explanation. This group seems to know EVERYTHING and I thought someone could enlighten us. Thanks!
  18. I got a real kick out of this pic and caption taken in 1929 of Buffalo Drive, now known as Allen Parkway. Lots of other interesting things found at http://www.texasfreeway.com/Houston/houston.shtml
  19. Maybe it's just me, but I haven't heard that family name and Houston real estate in the same sentence in a long time. Industrial sites sold to developers of apartments Odds are two lots to turn into homes Industrial sites sold to developers of apartments By NANCY SARNOFF Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle A pair of industrial tracts of land near downtown Houston have been sold to developers that will likely build residential projects on the sites. CenterPoint Energy sold the land, which amounts to nearly 14 acres along West Dallas and just south of Allen Parkway, to two builders for separate developments. Jonathan Farb of Farb Apartment Homes purchased 5.7 acres on the south side of West Dallas, just east of Montrose Boulevard. Farb, the grandson of veteran apartment developer Harold Farb, started a development company of his own several years ago and has been building townhomes in the inner city. Across West Dallas from Farb's site, Ameriton Properties bought 8.2 acres from CenterPoint at the northeast corner of West Dallas and Montrose. Ameriton, a subsidiary of Archstone-Smith, is also planning to acquire the old Robinson Public Warehouse, which sits on about three acres at 2323 Allen Parkway. The structure was built in 1929 as a Sears, Roebuck & Co. department store. The sale of the building has not yet closed, said Heather Campbell, an Archstone-Smith spokeswoman. And in a related deal, Ameriton has purchased the 2.75-acre Sacks Paper Co. site, just across Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive on Studemont. While specific plans for its sites are still unclear, Ameriton primarily develops apartments. Campbell said the company may develop parts of the land and sell what's left. The seller of the two West Dallas properties is CenterPoint. The company is moving its operations, which handle meter reading and other services, because it needs room for expansion, said David George, director of corporate real estate and facilities management. To that end, CenterPoint bought 17 acres of land just east of downtown at 3000 Harrisburg. D.E. Harvey Builders and the Kirksey architecture firm will construct and design a new operations center on the land for CenterPoint. Until that building is completed at the end of 2005, the energy firm will lease back its West Dallas properties from their new owners. Stewart Robinson of Binswanger/Conine & Robinson and Bill McDade of McDade, Smith, Gould, Johnston, Mason + Co. represented CenterPoint in the transactions. nancy.sarnoff@chron.com
  20. Looks like Allen Parkway is slowly becoming the Death Trap again. Of course, the people who died on Monday were less than safe drivers. Riding with a child on your lap? http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printstory.mpl/front/2846656 Here's a picture of the origianl death trap back in the day, back when it was called Buffalo Bayou drive.
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