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Build your dream home on this dream lot in the highly sought after Historical Houston Heights.

Heh. Pretty funny that they put this in there. Since the house burned down, you can build whatever you want, making the land much more valuable than those with an old "historic" house on them. Note the $40 psf price.

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Yeah, that sounds silly. But so does "Historic Houston Heights." There is very little in my immediate neighborhood that is "historic," at least as that term is normally defined and not as it is defined by the city.

I would say it's the opposite. The Heights as a whole does have some historic value, but on an individual basis most of the homes do not.

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I would say it's the opposite. The Heights as a whole does have some historic value, but on an individual basis most of the homes do not.

I disagree with the first part of your comment, and agree with the second part. Regarding the first part, this is where I would say the Heights has historical value, but relatively little historic value. (So maybe the realtor's description was correct after all....) Whatever historic value the Heights ever had was a direct result of, and reflected in, the development of the community. Regarding the second part, the reality is that much of that historic value is gone. Granted, there are a few exceptions, but they are not the norm. The City has redefined historic so that a pile of sticks assembled in 1955 is historic. We now have an artificially inflated population of historic structures that really are not historic. In fact, most of them are just plain old.

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I am very interested to hear the official what happened report as well....Hopefully someone on here knows someone who knows something!

I am told by a friend of mine who is high up in HFD that they will likely not be able to determine the cause. There were no accelerants(sp?)found. I believe they were told that the lady liked to burn scented candles and that could be a potential cause. I wonder why the sprinklers didn't work?

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