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Looks like this thing will be coming down soon. While I won't exactly miss it, its truly a shame they couldn't find an alternative use.

Since I used to work there back in the early 90's, it was pretty lousy shape then and probably even more so now.

It will be interesting to see what they might build there in the future, though.

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...its truly a shame they couldn't find an alternative use...

They turned the old jail in Boston into a really nice hotel, The Liberty Hotel

But that was a building that was built in 1848. Tons of great architecture. There is nothing like it in Houston.

When was this building on Franklin built. It looks like the 60's or 70's, and it didn't even last 20 years before it was in crummy shape.

I suspect that they will build another courthouse there. They now have one courthouse to take your money, another to take your children, and a third to take you life and liberty. What's left. I guess they need one to take your sanity or to take your dog.

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They turned the old jail in Boston into a really nice hotel, The Liberty Hotel

But that was a building that was built in 1848. Tons of great architecture. There is nothing like it in Houston.

When was this building on Franklin built. It looks like the 60's or 70's, and it didn't even last 20 years before it was in crummy shape.

I suspect that they will build another courthouse there. They now have one courthouse to take your money, another to take your children, and a third to take you life and liberty. What's left. I guess they need one to take your sanity or to take your dog.

The sad part is that the building was completed in 1980! Darned thing didn't even make it 30 years!

The family law center has been talking about replacing its building, perhaps this would would eventually become that and then the FMLC would be torn down.

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It's awful. I thought they were going to turn it into storage to replace the old warehouses on the next block west.

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The sad part is that the building was completed in 1980! Darned thing didn't even make it 30 years!

The taxpayers deserve a better return on their investment for whatever is built in it's place. Do you think they will pony up for a 60-70 year building?

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The taxpayers deserve a better return on their investment for whatever is built in it's place. Do you think they will pony up for a 60-70 year building?

We do deserve much better, but I suspect the average taxpayer would be quite happy to let the jail crumble to the ground with the inmates still inside.

It's rather embarrassing that this had such a short useful life. Critics would call it symptomatic of sterotypical Houston impermanence.

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Savoy that sucker!

My new catchphrase for tearing down buildings, if you hadn't noticed.

And a darn good catchphrase it is.

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I like it too in the verb form - it's been savoyed! Or noun - He pulled a savoy.

As long as it shows that fits the proper context as Savoy's situation: demolished due to neglect and not salvagable.

Hence my hoping we do a drive by sledging of Days inn.

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As long as it shows that fits the proper context as Savoy's situation: demolished due to neglect and not salvagable.

Hence my hoping we do a drive by sledging of Days inn.

Just locate a good brick off a warehouse in the East End, place the brick next to Days Inn, and claim that it fell off and nearly hit you.

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Hence my hoping we do a drive by sledging of Days inn.

The Lone Star Saloon is directly across the street from the Days Inn.

Just throwin' that little nugget out there.

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Just locate a good brick off a warehouse in the East End, place the brick next to Days Inn, and claim that it fell off and nearly hit you.

 

 

Actually you could get hit by a dangling metal panel of the deteriorating "Days Inn" sign on the eastern facade on a windy day.

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