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Trying to locate historical data & photos for the following:

Geo. Washington Jr. High School {Shepherd & Dickson?}

Alamo Heights elementary School {?}

Ripley House {?}

Rittenhouse {?}

Industrial Home {somewhere on Gano?}

Clayton Genealogical Cntr {?}

Julia Ideson Bldg. {?}

Houston Lighting/Power Bldg. downtown

Houston Natural Gas Bldg. downtown

Harris Cnty government Bldg's. downtown

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Trying to locate historical data & photos for the following:

Clayton Genealogical Cntr {?}

http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton/clayton_history.html

I was there for the dedication of the historical marker ca. 1993 but have never been back since they re-opened the home.

Re: your PM which I accidentally deleted: The Iris was at 612 Travis, originally the Travis theatre. Will Horwitz bought it in 1919 for $150 (he had been working at Camp Logan showing films). Unable to afford a new sign, he knocked the bar off the T, blocked out the A and V, and so was born the Iris, which happened to also be the name of his daughter.

The other theatre you mentioned was probably the Isis; it's been mentioned in other threads on HAIF. Try the search feature.

Edited by brucesw

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I've also been trying to locate information for George Washington Jr. High. It is now the High School for Law Professions. I went there from 73-76.

The school still has an amphitheater in the back.

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Trying to locate historical data & photos for the following:

Ripley House {?}

Rittenhouse {?}

Julia Ideson Bldg. {?}

Houston Lighting/Power Bldg. downtown

there is a neat houston lighting and power substation on 2501 polk st., just east of downtown

ripley house is gone (replaced) - 4410 navigation (neighborhood centers, inc. ripley house, now)

there was an incarnation of the Rice Hotel for about a year (before it closed) called the Rice-Rittenhouse - is that what you're talking about?

julia ideson - http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/branches/jib_home.html

Edited by sevfiv

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there is a neat houston lighting and power substation on 2501 polk st., just east of downtown

Anybody got any info on this one? Always been a favorite of mine.

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Anybody got any info on this one? Always been a favorite of mine.

The Houston Architectural Guide (1999) says the HL&P substation was built around 1948.

By the way, the old Houston Post building is across the street.

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