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Does anyone have photos of Sharpstown center in the 60's? Anyone know where I can find some? Any help is appreciated!

I have a photo of the Clock of Texas. I will post a link this evening.

Also, I have seen aerials of Sharpstown Mall in the 1960s in the Bob Bailey Collection. Unfortunately those photos are not available online

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/00451/cah-00451.html

see section for 3N364-Restricted

If you really, really need the images, going to Austin to see what they have may be an option. Of course, call them in advance and you also may want to check if the Houston Public Library has been given copies of the images.

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Does anyone have photos of Sharpstown center in the 60's? Anyone know where I can find some? Any help is appreciated!

Aerial circa 1962

http://oscarmail.net/photos/sharptstown_ma..._circa_1962.jpg

Pre-construction sign

http://oscarmail.net/photos/sharptown_stow...nter_sign_C.jpg

Clock of Texas

I could have been one of the kids in this photo (although I'm just about sure I wasn't)

http://houstonfreeways.com/photos/sharpsto...near_A_best.jpg

http://houstonfreeways.com/photos/sharpsto...wide_A_best.jpg

Sharpstown plans

http://oscarmail.net/photos/sharpstown_1954-10-00_plans.jpg

Home construction 1965. This appears to be looking NE at the corner of Roos and Redding.

http://oscarmail.net/photos/sharpstown_con..._circa_1965.jpg

Also, check out these images of the corner of Bellaire and US 59

http://community.webshots.com/album/94213053YBeTbI

especially

http://community.webshots.com/photo/942130...049276982aNZCCZ

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Wow - thanks for all those photos. My dad worked at Sharpstown mall when I was young and we used to go every Saturday, this was in the 60s & early 70s. I also could have been one of those kids standing at the clock, I have a good memory of that thing. It only worked for a very short while, the doors which opened up on the hour to reveal various scenes stopped opening soon after it was installed and it then became a huge ugly clock. They finally got rid of it many years later.

I remember that Sinclair station too, did you notice the price in the color picture was 24 cents/gallon?

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Wow! Thanks for the photos MaxConcrete! So did the Sinclair Station become an Arco? (And I think later an Amco). The man in "station 7" is wearing an Arco shirt. I think that is Mr. Terhune - who I remember fondly from my parent's Sunday School class.

Also - I saw that water tower photo for sale on eBay, but I didn't buy it. Also saw the Sharpstown Clock on ebay...didn't buy it either, but saved it to my computer...

sharpstownclock-1.jpg

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Great photos indeed Max. I so wish I could go back in time, get in a car and drive around Houston. That would be a trip !!

Hmmm.... a car that could go back in time!! Man, that would make a great movie!

:D:P just funnin...

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I see the "Conquistador." We used to just look at it when we drove by because it was sooooo big!

What about the twin towers? Did ya forget? On the bottom right is a Sinclair station that used to have dinosaur cut-outs on the property. I loved those things. I see the mall in the middle. Monkey Wards being the dark building on the left.

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On the bottom right is a Sinclair station that used to have dinosaur cut-outs on the property. I loved those things.

Thanks, I forgot about the twin towers! Here's some pics you might enjoy, including your dinosaurs!

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If you look closely, you'll see the overpass at Bellaire and HWY 59 being built.

25i6tdx.jpg

Here are a couple in color to give you a better perspective.

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Am I the only one to notice the Gorilla in the cage and the Witch stealing motor oil? :huh:

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Good question! Your guess is as good as mine. These pics are simply historical photographs and not personally taken.

I'm thinking that the season might be close to or on Halloween; however, the costumes may just be an attention getter for the opening.

25iokzc.jpg

the weather looks appropriate for October in Houston.

Check out the development of the overpass (Bellaire & SW Freeway).

And, did you see Sharpstown Mall in the background?

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