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  1. Cool! I wonder where exactly was this office building? Found the article in the newspaper The Southwest Citizen dated August 31, 1950. Well, I wonder if the building is still there? Depending on the money of the land, it was probably demolished and a new building took it's place? Does anyone remember this company, or business? Oil Co. To Build Office Grounds for the new $250,000 Triangle Refineries modern covered office building at Kirby and Nottingham were broken Monday by J.B. Saunders, President, West University Place official and other company officers. The building contract calls for completion in six months, when the company ill move from its present offices in the Neils Esperson Building. From 75 to 100 employees will work in the two-story building, which will cover 16,500 square feet. The structure will be reinforced with concrete and masonry. Salmon colored bricks trimmed in natural stone will set off an all grass front. There will be 50 offices in the new Triangle Building. Mahogany and walnut panel with deep carpets will decorate executive rooms, which open onto a landscaped patio. The building also will have a kitchen, employee lunchroom, dining terrace and covered parking area. Musak will provide music in all the offices. The building was designed by Lenard Gabert and contra ted by Fretz Construction Company. J.B. Saunders, President of Triangle Refineries, Inc. takes the first dirt from the site of Triangle's new office building. Watching are K. Schroter, Whitt F. Johnson, WUP Secretary, W.C. Buschardt, Jr., WUP Councilman, H.H. Raborn, Vice-President, and C.D. Tinsley.
  2. I never knew the JCC was located at 2020 Hermann Drive. The building was designed by Lenard Gabert. From the newspaper The Jewish Herald-Voice dated May 15, 1958. Everybody Come!! Games – Rides – Prizes Bargains Galore In The Country Store May 17-18 Centerama Jewish Community Center 2020 Hermann Drive Houston, Texas Elect a Centerama Queen Open the treasure chest crammed with free gifts Have fun on the midway! Eat, drink, be merry You may win a 1958 MG Sports Car
  3. My father-in-law was a native Houstonian, and he used to talk about an old illegal casino/brothel(?) out Hwy 90. He said it existed after WWII and up into the 1950's. There was an old brick gatehouse just west of the current Beltway on the south side of 90 that he said belonged to the casino...does anyone know about this, or was my late father-in-law yankin' my chain? Jake Friedman Domain Privee Casino At 11620 South Main St. Edit: This is actually located on Old Main Street Loop Road near South Main Street (Highway 90.)
  4. Brochsteins (1947) at 11530 Main Street has one big pylon in front.
  5. Building permit issued for their rebuild. They flooded years ago and just now rebuilding.
  6. When I was very young we used to eat at the Gaido's on Main with my grandparents some, and the Chief Motel (no longer there) was where they spent their honeymoon. At one time South Main was a really happening place, back before those motels were trashy and renting rooms by the hour (or the minute) and the nice restaurants and clubs had gone away. Some of those places were the hottest spots in town to dine or go out for the evening a few decades ago.
  7. 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.
  8. Yesterday I went for a walk down Auston Street and saw an interesting set of apartments across from the park. It was hard to see the names of these two. Anyone know what they are called?
  9. Have a flat roof on my Gabert house (which needs TLC & roof is first task) - needs to be completely replaced. If anyone has recommendations for roofers with flat/low-slope experience I would love to hear them.
  10. Looks like the green space between Emanu El and Oak Shadows is toast. I thought there was a fight about that between Emanu El and the HOA in the last coupla years. What are they building?
  11. The Eldorado Ballroom (Dowling @ Elgin) advertised itself as "Houston's Finest Dance Palace," and later "The Home of Happy Feet." The "house bands" at the Eldorado in the '40s were the Eldorado Express Orchestra, the I.H. Smalley Orchestra, and the Sammy Harris Orchestra. None of these are well-remembered today, however. This ad appeared in the Informer on February 10, 1945. Something was happening there basically every night.
  12. 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
  13. I love synagogue architecture. The redesign of Congregation Beth Yeshurun on Beechnut is amazing. It's immense on a Houston scale. Unitarian Fellowship of Houston on Wirt Road is much smaller, more intimate. They have a lovely sanctuary that gets a lot of natural sunlight and looks out onto lush greenery and a labyrinth out back. It's so soothing and beautiful.
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