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Viewing a photo of Bayou Lofts @ 915 Franklin & noticed a tall communications tower in the background. Is that structure located on the roof of the old landmark Bldg, or free standing nearby? Whose tower is it? Telephone comapny?

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Hard to say without seeing the picture. Objects may be closer than they appear...or farther away.

There are a couple of towers near the police station on Reisner, and I believe, the old fire communication center on Bagby.

EDIT: Unless you are talking about the one on the ROOF of the building.

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I was picking a friend up from the Bayou Lofts at 915 Franklin this weekend and I noticed a very old sky bridge that connects 915 Franklin with 917 Franklin on approximately the 5th floor. 915 Franklin was built between 1910-11. 917 Franklin was built in 1904. The bridge appears to be added to both after the original construction. It would be interesting to know when and why it was built. It is also visible on Google Street View.

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That is awsome. I never notice it before, and I even worked on a remodel in the Southern Pacific building back in the 80's before they moved out. I do remember a watch jeweler on the first floor that had only one customer......Southern Pacific.

Good Find Chris

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Southern Pacific's address was 913 Franklin. And yes, the watch company next door could be accessed through the SP lobby. All railroad watches were bought and repaired there, at least for the Houston area.

On the other side of the watch company was J.N. Taub Tobacco.

I remember the sky bridge but it was just "there". It wasn't a novelty at all.

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Here is a picture of what is left of the watch company Little Frau mentions. The space is currently vacant, but was Franklin Street coffee house for awhile. The book, Images of America: Houston in the 1920's and 1930's, has a great exterior picture of the watch shop in 1928. The shop was simply called Houston Watch Co. I have also included and interior pic of the sky bridge.

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  • The title was changed to Bayou Lofts At 915 Franklin St.
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Old lease listing for 907 Franklin St. This is located in Bayou Lofts 915 Franklin St.

I think the ground level units at Bayou Lofts consists of 907-913 Franklin St:
 

  • 907 Franklin St (previously home to Wokker, Craft Beer Cellar, The League of Extraordinary Brewers, Café Luz)
     
  • 909 Franklin St (currently home to La Calle)
     
  • 911 Franklin St
     
  • 913 Franklin St (currently home to Houston Watch Co.)


     

Details about 907 Franklin St from leasing materials:
 

  •  Total building size: 5,225 sf
     
  • Dual-sided endcap with multiple points of entry.
     
  • 120 residential condominiums above the street-level retail space.
     
  • Surrounded by multiple public parking garages and surface lots, as well as available street parking.
     
  • Specs:
     
    • Former restaurant
    • Endcap with dual entry
    • Open floor plan concept
    • Industrial / loft buildout



https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/907-Franklin-St-Houston-TX/26673174/

https://www.loopnet.com/viewer/pdf?file=https://images1.loopnet.com/d2/boVJF-NQ2TyhZpWDqikVeEA25cx_dgLtu2VLqgpQEUc/Franklin St Flyer August 2022.pdf

https://images1.loopnet.com/d2/boVJF-NQ2TyhZpWDqikVeEA25cx_dgLtu2VLqgpQEUc/Franklin St Flyer August 2022.pdf

 


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Exterior photos of 907 Franklin St from the leasing materials linked above. 907 Franklin is located in Bayou Lofts.



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4 minutes ago, IntheKnowHouston said:

 


Interior photos of 907 Franklin St from the leasing materials linked above. 907 Franklin is located in Bayou Lofts.

 

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The unit at 907 Franklin St is leased. According to alcohol permits and an architectural barriers project filing, a business named Barbacana is leasing the space.

The TDLR filing indicates Barbacana is a restaurant.

907 Franklin St is located on the ground level of Bayou Lofts. Bayou Lofts is located at 915 Franklin St.



Posts pertaining to Barbacana from another topic:



https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/topic/31454-downtown-restaurant-and-bar-market/?do=findComment&comment=699718

On 4/2/2024 at 5:32 PM, hindesky said:




https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/topic/31454-downtown-restaurant-and-bar-market/?do=findComment&comment=699752

On 4/3/2024 at 9:25 AM, bookey23 said:

This is going into the old Craft Beer Cellar spot. Great development! Hopefully people decide to make the trek up to that part of Downtown and this place thrives. La Calle already seems to kill it on that block

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On 4/2/2024 at 5:32 PM, hindesky said:

 


Following last week's architectural barriers project filing for 907 Franklin St, a plan reviewing fee permit was purchased yesterday.


Details from the permit:

  • Use: Remodel; restaurant
  • FCC Group: Non-residential alteration

 

As mentioned previously, a business named Barbacana is leasing the space.

907 Franklin St is located on the ground level of Bayou Lofts. Bayou Lofts is located at 915 Franklin St.


 

 https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/topic/31454-downtown-restaurant-and-bar-market/?do=findComment&comment=700300 

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On 4/2/2024 at 5:32 PM, hindesky said:

 

11 minutes ago, IntheKnowHouston said:

The unit at 907 Franklin St is leased. According to alcohol permits and an architectural barriers project filing, a business named Barbacana is leasing the space.

The TDLR filing indicates Barbacana is a restaurant.

907 Franklin St is located on the ground level of Bayou Lofts. Bayou Lofts is located at 915 Franklin St.



Based on the architectural barriers project and limited liability company filings, Barbacana is a food and beverage concept from chef David Hernandez. Hernandez has helmed the kitchen of several Houston restaurants. I'm unsure where he worked last, but I recall he lead the kitchen at George's in West U.

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On 4/13/2024 at 3:26 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

Based on the architectural barriers project and limited liability company filings, Barbacana is a food and beverage concept from chef David Hernandez. Hernandez has helmed the kitchen of several Houston restaurants. I'm unsure where he worked last, but I recall he lead the kitchen at George's in West U.



Last week, Barbacana updated its Instagram page with several posts. A profile picture was uploaded, along with a bio. The restaurant will serve Houston-inspired cuisine.

Barbacana is located on the ground level of Bayou Lofts at 907 Franklin St. Bayou Lofts is located at 915 Franklin St.


https://www.instagram.com/barbacanahtx/

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