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  1. Does anyone know exactly how long the memorial park track is?
  2. This week I studied and learned about the old Harry Wiess estate that eventually developed into the neighborhood Stablewood. Located across from Memorial Park, near North Post Oak Lane, these homes are very, very nice. Rivaling the mansions in River Oaks. I had help during my research from a coworker who knows the family and a fellow HAIF member. Thanks guys. Here is present-day neighborhood called Stablewood. Stablewood, then called the Wiess Estate, in 1944: The home up close and zoomed in. It appears there was a horse oval riding ring behind/in front of the home? Imagine having your own riding ring? Just so much wealth! On the right side of the estate, there are also two other oval rings. Mr. Wiess either owned multiple riding rings or they were apart of another family, possibly Will Hogg's Tall Timber Stables? Harry Wiess' home and stables was built in 1930 and designed by the famous socialite architect John F. Staub. Today, the 3-acre parcel still exists and is owned by the Elkin's family, who have the property ownership listed under a corporation. H.C. Wiess's daughter married into the Elkins family. It appears that Harry Wiess left the property to his daughter, Margaret Wiess-Elkins. Margaret Wiess-Elkins was born October 26, 1922. She was the daughter of Olga and Harry Wiess, a founder of Humble Oil. I was told that the Wiess Stables, or "The Stables", or "Stable Set" became a party house. The property contains a pool and tennis court. Researching into the party house idea, it could be a different mansion all together? The book from Stephen Fox revealed all sorts of information about the Wiess Stables. Fantastic reading if you haven't read it yet. The following images are credited to Mr. Fox's great work. The country houses of John F. Staub by Stephen Fox. Wiess Stables, entrance (southeast) front with swimming pool and bath house to the left. Wiess stables, view from living room to swimming pool and bath house. Wiess stables, Houston, 1930, John F. Staub, architect. Cupola and Weathervane. First-floor plan, Wiess Stables, Houston, 1930, John F. Staub, architect. Olga Wiess (right) and friends at the Stables, 1931. Photograph by R.M. Luster, Houston Gargoyle 4 (Mar. 22, 1931): 17.
  3. This week I came across William Hogg's personal stables! A little confusing, was this instance of San Felipe actually Dallas Street? Or maybe West Dallas? Will Hogg developed the neighborhood Tall Timber in River Oaks, just outside of Memorial Park. I assume the Tall Tmber Stables was apart of the neighborhood development. Tall Timber Stables San Felipe Road / Phone Hadley 2951 Saddle Horses - Boarding Renting Exercising - Show & Pleasure Horses Schooled - 130 acres in the pines, adjacent to River Oaks and the 1500-acre Memorial Park and its miles of bridle paths.
  4. Another one of Maurice Sullivan's work is the St. Mary's Seminary located at 9845 Memorial Drive. I would assume this was built in the 1920s? Do we have an exact date? https://smseminary.com/
  5. Does anyone know what is going on on the Southwest side of this intersection? The site has been cleared minus the trees being saved by Davey Trees. This is the main entrance for Bayou Bend so I am wondering if it has something to do with the museum?
  6. http://archservintl.com/orion_print_for_web_page.jpg Any updates on this project?
  7. Saw this plat several weeks ago, thought it might be a townhouse farm but now seems to be a small apartment project. Jonathan Farb grandson of Harold Farb, built the two buildings next to this that are now called The Parker. https://farbhomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/HC_12_2013_3.pdf https://farbhomes.com
  8. State board approves demolition of senior living facility at 2100 Memorial https://communityimpact.com/houston/heights-river-oaks-montrose/city-county/2019/09/05/2100-memorial-demolition/
  9. I tried doing a search on the forums without any luck so I'll ask here. In the southern part of memorial park right next to the bayou are a couple of old foundations (looks like there were bldgs there once with basements). I assume these are vintage WWI bldgs when camp logan was there, but wanted to know if anybody knew for sure.
  10. Discovered this while looking for more information on another multifamily apartment project by Greystar. In 2014, Greystar will also begin Elan Memorial Park, which will be located in the Washington corridor submarket of Houston. It will be divided into two phases of 292 and 258 units. http://apmanagement.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/The-Apartment-Report_APC_7.8.13_PRESS-BREAK.pdf Edit: Phase I: Elan Memorial Park at 920 Westcott Street. Phase II: The Westcott Memorial Park at 929 Westcott Street.
  11. https://hopecity.com/silos/ https://hopecity.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/The-Silos-Project.pdf
  12. Anyone seen what renovations are going on at St Thomas High School, Vaughn is the GC. Couldn't find topic, merge if necessary.
  13. The firm has picked up the old Arco building on Memorial, just west of Eldridge and southeast of the Westway Park complex. They'll demolish the structure this Summer, and are said to be considering redeveloping the plot as new Class-A office & garage space. The deal was previously teased last November. Today's story: http://www.bizjourna...nt-site-in.html
  14. NRP Group is developing a 4-Story and 326-Unit multifamily project in the Energy Corridor. https://www.nrpgroup.com/ Apparently it's the old Kickerillo family mansion. http://www.city-data.com/forum/houston/2850981-rumor-mill-what-will-built-site.html
  15. I was looking for old skating rinks in the Houston area and found a Facebook group of people who used to visit this place. When did the Carousel Skating Rink located at 9190 Old Katy Rd. open? When did the skating rink close? Any memories here? I assueme this was in the 1970s? The Facebook group had a lot more pictures if anyone wants to see more..
  16. 5-story multifamily apartments, leasing and tenant amenities with associated 7-story parking garage. Address is 816 Addicks-Howell Road.
  17. When I was shooting progress at the Gateway at Spring Valley project, I noticed a sign for a building of similar size called 1001 Campbell just across the road. Couldn't find much about it online. Most refers to a project being developed by Lincoln Property, but with a different design. This is the only one I see at present with the rendering on the sign: https://www.vts.com/spaces/1001-campbell-1001-campbell-rd-3rd-floor-suite-300 http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w208/houtosme/DSC04232_zpsa7hhlskz.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w208/houtosme/DSC04242_zpszdnnhb79.jpg
  18. New multifamily building proposed by Trammell Crow residential for the area bounded by Memorial, Sandman, Scotland and Reinerman St. Currently listed on the Planning Commission Agenda's Spreadsheet. http://mycity.houstontx.gov/plattrackerreports/rptDraftAgendaItems.aspx https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sandman+St,+Houston,+TX+77007/@29.7635894,-95.4126925,258m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x8640c74b3214cd73:0xc8d1c02665434a86!8m2!3d29.771178!4d-95.411564
  19. I was recently sent a blooper clip of a commercial being recorded for a place called the Ice House (possibly Haus) that was open during the 70's when we had the WHA Houston Aeros. It would have been in the Town & Country Village. It sounded like an indoor ice-themed amusement and activity park. Does anyone remember this place or have any info on it?
  20. Noticed Salata is opening up in this strip center. Shoppes At Memorial Village: Retail Center At 1014 Wirt Rd.
  21. The previous owner purchased it from the school district in 1995 and remodeled in 1996. Does anyone know who was the original architect?
  22. Think I'm reading this right? DMRE sold 5.46 Acres that closed on 2/21/2020. I see a demo report for an industrial building at 1128 Silber. Possible multifamily coming? https://dmre.com/property/1128-silber-5-46-acres/
  23. From today's Memorial section of the Chronicle. http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/memorial/news/article/Corridor-to-develop-master-plan-5576265.php The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is planning a West Campus along Park Row to the east of the Addicks Park and Ride.
  24. Does anyone have a list of the stores that used to occupy the old Town and Country mall? My wife is trying to find the name of a shop that was there about 10 years ago that sold (among other things) beautifully hand-made jewelry boxes. Any help is appreciated.
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