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Minimax #2 - Almeda at Oakdale

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From COH and Swamplot, another piece of deco gone from Almeda:

Project No: 10085139

Date : 2010/09/10

USE : DEMO BLD/SEWER DISC

Owner/Occupant : *

Job Address : 5216 ALMEDA RD 77004

Valuation : $ 0

Permit Type : SD

FCC Group : Demo; Other Building(s)

Buyer : *JTB SERVICES

Address : 5445 ALMEDA RD 77075

Phone : (713) 522-5154

http://www.houstondeco.org/1930s/minimax2.html

http://swamplot.com/daily-demolition-report-minimax-axe/2010-09-13/

and a picture I took in 2006:

minimax2_06.jpg

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What a shame. This is a little gem of Streamline/Moderne architecture. Reminds me of that building at the NW corner of Washington and Shepherd.

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I kills me to see the visual bldg. history of Almeda disappearing, one by one.

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