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  1. Can someone please identify this high school? Where was it located? Photo is circa 1907. Imagine if it had been saved? Even better, can we ever identify the architect? Appears like one of Nicholas J. Clayton's works of art. http://www.family-images.com/misc/schools/1907%20Houston%20Texas%20High%20School.jpg
  2. Discovered Eugene Heiner's office location in the publication Ladies' Messenger, Volume 2, number 1 dated January 1888. Cool history here!! Eugene T. Heiner Architect 110 and 112 Main Street, (Opposite Masonic Temple,) Houston, . . . Texas
  3. On the block across Prairie from Cabo, I noticed today that the doors were open on one of the old buildings with workers coming and going and that there are permits on the windows for plumbing and interior work. Looks like it used to be a Tapas restaurant, Solero maybe?
  4. Here are some links to a very interesting house that started it's life in 1916 in downtown Houston and was moved south to the Brazos river area in the 30s. http://lifeonthebrazosriver.com/ScanlanHouse.htm https://mylifebehindbars.net/2017/02/02/the-scanlan-mansion/ Here some lucky kids got to explore it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc4O32eiT5Q Coordinates are approximately 29° 28'44.35"N 95° 28'58.64" The story doesn't have a happy ending. This lovely historic home was recently demolished to make room for more Sienna Plantation homes. So sad.
  5. Culturemap reporting a new bar or restaurant coming in (rumored to be the Oxheart duo): http://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/04-03-14-rumors-are-swirling-that-new-downtown-bar-will-reunite-oxheart-duo/
  6. Hughes started a brewery in Houston, on the grounds of the Hughes Tool Company, called Gulf Brewing Company. Hughes opened the brewery at the end of Prohibition, and its profits helped the tool company survive the Depression. Gulf Brewing Company produced Grand Prize beer, which for a time was the best-selling beer in Texas. It has been reported that a beer called Grand Prize beer was also produced prior to Prohibition, by the Houston Ice and Brewing Company. While that may be accurate, any confusion is likely connected to the fact that Hughes
  7. Not sure if this is where Twelve Spot Bar is located, but the W.L. Foley Dry Goods Co. building was located at 214-218 Travis. The Houston Architectural Guide says it was built in 1889 and designed by Eugene T. Heiner. The Post described the store as "magnificent" and "palatial" at the time.
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