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  1. I was browsing The Texan newspaper dated June 22, 1966 and came across a business listing for a Sears Appliance store located at 5331 Bellaire Blvd. Anyone ever shop here? Was this in a standalone building that was demolished?
  2. I was browsing The Bellaire & Southwestern Texan dated September 30, 1970 and came across a business listing for Sears located at 10431 South Post Oak Rd. Very cool! I never knew about this. I heard it was a smaller satellite store. I assume this was located in the retail strip center where Cue's Burgers is. Any pictures of the building? Was the store in a strip center or was it an actual building which has since been demolished? Edit: R.I. McLemore was the store manager.
  3. I heard a rumor from a person calming to be a historian/ghost chaser that the Sears on N. Shepard near Crosstimbers was at one time a hospital and there for haunted. I myself have never heard this before and also find it hard to believe. Can someone debunk or confirm this? Thanks.
  4. A friend of mine is convinced that there once was a Sears on Harrisburg. is he right?
  5. In the new issue of Cite there is an article about the old Sears on South Main at Wheeler called "When Good Buildings Go Bad". The article is about how the beautiful old art deco building was remodeled to look like a giant metal storage shed. It says that the metal cladding was added in 1968. In the old HAIF I remember there was a thread about Sears, and someone posted some old photos of Sears shortly after the facade had been added. I could swear that they were from the early-mid 1950s, not the late 1960s. Can anyone verify if this is correct? Thanks. Before remodeling:
  6. I was browsing around Houston Chronicle articles, and I found this tidbit from 1991: This isn't a huge surprise to me (I had read that there was a McDonald's inside a Sears in Michigan in the 1980s), but I'm wondering which two Sears stores in town had the Golden Arches inside. I think it would be something built in the 1980s, so I'm guessing one of the three 'brook malls, but I could be wrong? Anyone remember?
  7. I found this link when researching the Bellows Construction Company, a name I got from the "Life" b/w picture of the Wayside at Harrisburg Rd. (Magnolia Park) Sears store. Their resume is impressive. Be sure to also check out the pic galleries of 1920 forward. The Sears pics are located in the 1940 and/ or 1950 category. Click on each picture for a close-up view. The architect info. & year are located on each pic. link: http://www.wsbellows.com/timeline.asp?decade=1950 Looks like George L. Dahl was the architect for the N. Shepherd (Oak Forest) & Southmore (Pasadena) stores. There's also a pic of Meyerland & the Prudential Bldg.
  8. 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.”
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