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Abandoned Streets In Houston And Harris County


mblaise

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I just spent several days photographing some of the abandoned sections of streets and roads in the Houston and Harris County area. If anyone is interested in this sort of thing, I can make a web site and try to tell the history of the abandoned parts or maybe someone can provide the information. Thanks.

Marty Blaise

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I'll be making the web pages as soon as I get a chance. I have about 100 photos of abandoned roads and streets, taken in Houston and Harris County. Stand by for awhile so I can get things set up and I will post the link when ready. Some of the abandoned streets I took pictures of included North Houston-Rosslyn, FM 529, Mangum and Rosslyn. Hope to have things online soon.

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The link is http://waltrip.890m.com/roads/roads.html - I'm still working on some of the pages, but I have several posted. More photos coming soon. If anyone has information on other abandoned roads in Houston, please let me know.

You ought to check out La Porte and Morgan's Point in east Harris County. When those cities were platted, they set aside places for street grids, some of which were built, others which weren't, and still others that seemed to have been built (or at least graded) and then left alone.

The best way to scout for these is to use the City of La Porte's GIS system.

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Site is online - http://waltrip.890m.com/roads/roads.html

I'll be making the web pages as soon as I get a chance. I have about 100 photos of abandoned roads and streets, taken in Houston and Harris County. Stand by for awhile so I can get things set up and I will post the link when ready. Some of the abandoned streets I took pictures of included North Houston-Rosslyn, FM 529, Mangum and Rosslyn. Hope to have things online soon.
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Interesting information.

On the Mangum Road item. It was there after the R/R tracks were built as a small dirt road, and went over the tracks at a slight angle. When the road was blacktoped it still was at the same angle.

When the city raised the R/R tracks on that R/R line, all the crossings were modified and Mangum Road was modified to zig-zag across the tracks at more of a 90 degree angle to the tracks.

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