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  1. I was looking at an old Houston map from Shell Oil Company dated 1956 and came across this circular road in the Texas Medical Center called Cullen Circle. The infamous Texas Medical Center Library AKA Jesse H. Jones Library AKA Houston Academy of Medicine Library has always been housed on the circular road. Present day, the road is called Library Circle. 1956: 2022:
  2. I was looking at a random TMC map online and noticed that Pressler Street used to be called Galen Drive. When did this happen? Who, and what involvement was Galen to the Texas Medical Center? Galen Drive was near the Shriner's Hospital, and near the intersection of Holcombe & Main.
  3. I was browsing a random TMC map and saw a weird thing. When the Shamrock was built, there was a street built, or renamed, in honor. The official Shamrock Hotel address was 6900 South Main Street. I wonder where Shamrock Drive came into play? Shamrock Drive no longer exists and was changed to Pressler Street.
  4. I was looking at a Shell Oil Company map of Houston dated 1956 and noticed the road that circles Hermann Park was called Outer Belt Drive. Edit: Outer Belt Drive became South MacGregor Way, and finally became Cambridge St. Next to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the TMC over the last decade. Outer Belt Drive no longer exists. The street was renamed to Hermann Park Drive. 1956: 2022:
  5. Can someone who was around back in the 1960s answer this? Old Main Street Road, aka Main Street Loop Road, aka Old Richmond Road, was a street that went from Main and Holcombe, east of present day Reliant Park, and then southwest to connect to South Main. There is still a remnant between Main and Fannin. The section from Fannin to Greenbriar was renamed Fannin when Fannin was extended to the South Loop. From Greenbriar to Kirby became the Astrodome parking lot. From Kirby on it seems to have either been developed over or just abandoned. If you look on satellite photos you can see where the street ran, but it isn't on maps. I've just been curious about how such a long street could have just vanished. Were there no houses or businesses on it? On this map it is listed as Old Richmond Road. 1935 Map
  6. I have an old map that shows Holcombe east of Main as Marlborough.
  7. Who remembers when the 6800 block of Holcombe was called Bellaire? You will see old business advertisements with an address indication of "Bellaire & Main", meaning Holcombe & Main. I wonder when the City of Houston began to call street at that intersection Bellaire? When did it change to Holcombe? Good memories of an ever-so-expanding Texas Medical Center! Edit: May 25, 1944:
  8. Apparently, there was a roadway called Wilkins Boulevard in the Texas Medical Center. Currently, there is a Wilkins Street near Houston Methodists' Inpatient Campus across from the TMC McGovern Commons. Wilkins Street is a very, very short street that only spans 300 feet or so that appears to dead-end in the middle of HMH buildings. The street is probably only used for deliveries to the Houston Methodist towers. I believe the Wilkins Boulevard and Wilkins Street are two separate roadways? I heard stories that the original Institute of Religion was located on Wilkins Boulevard. Can anyone confirm this? I wonder when the Wilkins Boulevard was abandoned by the city? Edit: I was browsing a Shell Oil Company map dated in 1956. It looks like Wilkins extended all the way to Fannin Street. I bet the original Institute of Religion was located on the corner of Fannin Street at Wilkins Street. Present day, Wilkins does not extend to Fannin. Houston Methodist bought and demolished their building to build their patient towers. 1956: 2007:
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