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Hello Everyone, I moved into the Tennison lofts a couple of months ago and have since become really interested in the history of this building. I've done lots of searching online, but there just doesn't seem to be much. I know it was originally a hotel built in 1922 to serve the train station, and that it was abandoned sometime in the 70s. I've searched for pictures and only seem to be able to find a few. Obviously it wasn't an "important" hotel like the Rice, but it is located in an intriguing little corner of downtown, and I wish there were more about it. Like interior photos, brochures, anything like that. So I was wondering if anyone has any more info on it. Anyone ever stay here when it was hotel? Any pics or recollections? here's a link to a pic:

http://sloanegallery.com/HotelTennison1.jpg

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Hello Everyone, I moved into the Tennison lofts a couple of months ago and have since become really interested in the history of this building. I've done lots of searching online, but there just doesn't seem to be much. I know it was originally a hotel built in 1922 to serve the train station, and that it was abandoned sometime in the 70s. I've searched for pictures and only seem to be able to find a few. Obviously it wasn't an "important" hotel like the Rice, but it is located in an intriguing little corner of downtown, and I wish there were more about it. Like interior photos, brochures, anything like that. So I was wondering if anyone has any more info on it. Anyone ever stay here when it was hotel? Any pics or recollections? here's a link to a pic:

http://sloanegallery...elTennison1.jpg

Hello Masoko,

You can call John Tennison at, 210-884-0990, or e - mail him at, tennison@texaspsychiatry.net He is the family historian. I'm sure he could direct you to plenty of sources. Good luck.

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Here is a comprehensive history of the Tennison family from their time in Georgia in the early 19th century through their migration to Arkansas and Texas. Scroll down about two-thirds on this web site http://www.tennitex.com/ to find information about the Tennison Hotel. In its day the Tennison may not have been as important as the Rice but its location near the train station means that it probably had some visitors of significance. By the way, best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2010 to everyone.

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Does anyone know who owns this building?

My cousin (who is more like a sister to me) and her boyfriend have lived here for a couple of months and are trying to contact the owners with regards to numerous issues.

One of my friends has already moved out (this week actually) of this place because it is so bad.

- The management is a joke. They have the leasing agent serving as the property manager and she is awful, very nice but not very smart.

- Parking (rather lack of parking)

- Cable installation for their apartment was $300 (the building should have had these apartments cable ready)

- The doorbox doesn't work so if you have a package or delivery coming you have to wait out in the lobby to get your delivery or package as there is also no door man

- The only "amenities" this place has is a "gym" with old equipment (I really wouldn't call it a gym as there is no weights or weight system, it is more of a cardio room) and a pool table.

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Does anyone know who owns this building?

My cousin (who is more like a sister to me) and her boyfriend have lived here for a couple of months and are trying to contact the owners with regards to numerous issues.

Owner Name & Mailing Address:

YAZDCORP FUNDS V LLC

10405 TOWN AND COUNTRY WAY STE 105

HOUSTON TX 77024-1110

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YAZDCORP FUNDS V LLC

10405 TOWN AND COUNTRY WAY STE 105

HOUSTON, TX 77024-1110

Status:

IN GOOD STANDING NOT FOR DISSOLUTION OR WITHDRAWAL through May 17, 2010

Registered Agent:

BOB S YAZDANI-BEIOKY

4669 S.W. FRWY, SUITE 730

HOUSTON, TX 77027

DIRECTOR:

CAROLYN YAZDANI-BEIOKY

9303 TOWN PARK

HOUSTON , TX 77036

State of Formation:

TX

File Number:

0800128013

SOS Registration Date:

September 30, 2002

Taxpayer Number:

11616302714

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Does anyone know who owns this building?

My cousin (who is more like a sister to me) and her boyfriend have lived here for a couple of months and are trying to contact the owners with regards to numerous issues.

One of my friends has already moved out (this week actually) of this place because it is so bad.

- The management is a joke. They have the leasing agent serving as the property manager and she is awful, very nice but not very smart.

- Parking (rather lack of parking)

- Cable installation for their apartment was $300 (the building should have had these apartments cable ready)

- The doorbox doesn't work so if you have a package or delivery coming you have to wait out in the lobby to get your delivery or package as there is also no door man

- The only "amenities" this place has is a "gym" with old equipment (I really wouldn't call it a gym as there is no weights or weight system, it is more of a cardio room) and a pool table.

Interesting, I haven't had any of those issues with the exception of the gym, which does need work. In fact I'm really loving it here. I don't have a TV though, so I can't speak to that issue.

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Does anyone know who owns this building?

My cousin (who is more like a sister to me) and her boyfriend have lived here for a couple of months and are trying to contact the owners with regards to numerous issues.

One of my friends has already moved out (this week actually) of this place because it is so bad.

- The management is a joke. They have the leasing agent serving as the property manager and she is awful, very nice but not very smart.

- Parking (rather lack of parking)

- Cable installation for their apartment was $300 (the building should have had these apartments cable ready)

- The doorbox doesn't work so if you have a package or delivery coming you have to wait out in the lobby to get your delivery or package as there is also no door man

- The only "amenities" this place has is a "gym" with old equipment (I really wouldn't call it a gym as there is no weights or weight system, it is more of a cardio room) and a pool table.

That is interesting, cable didn't cost anything to install for my unit. I've never had a problem receiving any of my packages, as the manager receives them in her office. I must say I am very content living here, and in my opinion, it has one of the best views of downtown in the city. I usually have a lot of complaints with places I have lived, but this one has been a great experience. Oh and the "friend" you spoke of... I am very glad that drama-queen has left the building.

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That is interesting, cable didn't cost anything to install for my unit. I've never had a problem receiving any of my packages, as the manager receives them in her office. I must say I am very content living here, and in my opinion, it has one of the best views of downtown in the city. I usually have a lot of complaints with places I have lived, but this one has been a great experience. Oh and the "friend" you spoke of... I am very glad that drama-queen has left the building.

Wow seriously... I find this "Haifer" to be hilarious. Don't think for one second anyone believes you. I mean come on, you must work for the lofts. The fact that you are referring to the "drama-queen" (which is funny if I may say so, because he is one) tells me for sure that you do in fact work for the company that "manages" (for a lack of a better word) this building.

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I'm inclined to believe what he says. You mean to tell me that packages get returned to sender if you're not there to personally sign for them? I seriously doubt that.

They don't get returned the first, second or third time, but they will send them back if they can't get anyone to receive them. I know a few times packages have come when our concierge was on a break and FED Ex, or whomever would come back the next day. Usually though there is a set time these delivery companies come so someone is always there. But as for this building, I do not know.

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They don't get returned the first, second or third time, but they will send them back if they can't get anyone to receive them. I know a few times packages have come when our concierge was on a break and FED Ex, or whomever would come back the next day. Usually though there is a set time these delivery companies come so someone is always there. But as for this building, I do not know.

We all know that Fedex and UPS packages can be dropped off in a nearby office, or at a neighbor's house or apartment, but anything coming in by US Mail MUST be delivered to the addressee or taken back to the Post Office.

It's a federal crime for US Mail to be delivered or given to anyone but the person to whom it is addressed.

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We all know that Fedex and UPS packages can be dropped off in a nearby office, or at a neighbor's house or apartment, but anything coming in by US Mail MUST be delivered to the addressee or taken back to the Post Office.

It's a federal crime for US Mail to be delivered or given to anyone but the person to whom it is addressed.

Well my USPS packages come to the building manager, shrug.

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Sorry, didn't mean to cause a war here. I just really like where I live and it rather bothered me when the manager was insulted, because she is very sweet. Just fyi, this complex is very small and we know everyone who lives here and your cousin is living in a "glass house" and the fact that you say she hates it here explains her letting her dog piss in the elevator all the time. I don't think the owners really care about this at all, but us tenants do, we all know it's your black dog so please stop... it's rude.

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Sorry, didn't mean to cause a war here. I just really like where I live and it rather bothered me when the manager was insulted, because she is very sweet. Just fyi, this complex is very small and we know everyone who lives here and your cousin is living in a "glass house" and the fact that you say she hates it here explains her letting her dog piss in the elevator all the time. I don't think the owners really care about this at all, but us tenants do, we all know it's your black dog so please stop... it's rude.

Um, Yeah, before you try and call me out: Two things you need to know...

1)I do not live here, I live at Commerce Tower

2)My cousin doesn't own a dog, she has never owned a dog or a cat, she is allergic to them...

(Added this later, after thinking about it):

As for the person letting their dog defecate in the elevator, GROSS!! I hope they have a camera in the elevator that catches the person. The building should bill them for the cleaning cost.

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Um, Yeah, before you try and call me out: Two things you need to know...

1)I do not live here, I live at Commerce Tower

2)My cousin doesn't own a dog, she has never owned a dog or a cat, she is allergic to them...

(Added this later, after thinking about it):

As for the person letting their dog defecate in the elevator, GROSS!! I hope they have a camera in the elevator that catches the person. The building should bill them for the cleaning cost.

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If I remember correctly, sometime in the early to mid '60s, the son of a Chancellor at A&M was found murdered there.

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I have lived here almost a year now, and I quite like it, everyone is very friendly. Is the post office ever going to announce the results of the sealed bidding, however? The pothole needs fixed bad. I have never had a problem getting my mail that I am aware of, and I have even moved units within the building.

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http://www.bisnow.com/houston_commercial_real_estate_news_story.php?p=9088

Good little history lesson on this building. And I am surprised the vacancy rate is so low! Good job for them. (things I thought were interesting in blue)

Before and After (well, way before.) It was designed by Joseph Finger, built in 1922, and was the Tennison Hotel (top) when it fronted a train station. Jump forward to 2003—the owners couldn’t settle on a plan (luxury apartments? Office space? Boutique hotel?), and it was eventually foreclosed. It sat vacant for nearly five years before it was bought by Yazdcorp Funds V, led by developer Bob Yadzdani, and underwent renovations. Most construction was completed in 2007, and renters began moving into the 33-unit Tennison Lofts (below) about 10 months ago. If the "after" photo still doesn’t look correct, it’s because an awning has since been added.

Yazdcorp VP Firouz Shir led most of the design and construction; he tells us the building had two inches of dust when he first entered. We snapped him with property manager Stephanie Lazcano in their favorite apartment, the Atrium Loft (all units have New York names). Previously a one-story storage room, it was the last unit completed and is the largest. Firouz particularly enjoyed adding the second floor and staircase. He says renovating the property was extremely difficult, and in fact he had an architect, engineer, and some contractors quit mid-project. One challenge: making the ceiling safer. The hotel’s ceiling insulation had heavy metal bars so Firouz installed lattice ceilings throughout for support.

The property has three lofts available (if our math is right, that’s about 91% occupied). Units range from 700 SF to nearly 1,800 SF. And don’t worry about freeway noise—all glass is double-paned and sound resistant. Construction isn’t quite done—seven penthouses are being built now on the seventh floor, bringing the property to 40 units. Firouz also has designs ready to build a lounge in a storage space. And we’ll end on some trivia: the Tennison Hotel was featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not because the builders ordered exactly 10k bricks but it took 10,001 to complete.

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