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I was looking for information regarding the Meyer Estate on the side of the South Loop and discovered that the Rice University Fondren Library that has a few physical boxes of archives regarding the Meyer family.  One box contents says: Photos of the Loraine and George B. Meyer house on Holcombe Blvd.

Overview The George Meyer Family Photos and Memorabilia contains family photos, photos of the Loraine and George B. Meyer house on Holcombe Blvd. in Houston, a catalog of the company business, and a resolution on the death of Joseph F. Meyer.

Dates: 1916 - 1967.

Does anyone recall this property? I am looking for photos, or an address.  Thanks!


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  • The title was changed to George Meyer Mansion At 1907 Holcombe Blvd.
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A 1952 aerial view of Brays Bayou. The home on the left belonged to Oscar Holcombe, and the home on the right belonged to George Meyer. Look at all those trees!!

I talked with someone in the Meyer family.  They said George's home was demolished to make way for bayou improvements.  Maybe additional street improvements as well? There is a bridge there now, the Richard Wainerdi bridge.



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2 hours ago, Ross said:

That's probably about the time the Corps of Engineers was working on straightening and concreting the bayous. Great picture.

It was a bit later than that. A friend and I used to go exploring the bayou banks in the area just west of South Main, near his house, as late as 1958 and that was before it was straightened and concreted. The trees and other vegetation were very thick. I don't think the project started more than a couple of years before that.

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