Buffalo Bayou Silos – Houston

N. Nagle St. at Buffalo Bayou – Houston TX

 

These gravel silos were more than likely originally part of the Horton & Horton Building Materials complex at 621 N. Live Oak St., later Parker Bros. Sand & Gravel (which also had a site on Navigation Blvd.). While Horton & Horton had been at that site since the 1950s, the silos weren’t built until the late 1960s/early 1970s.

 

Click here for an image of the Horton & Horton supply yard, date and location unknown, but possibly from Live Oak St.: http://digital.houstonlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/images/id/3247

 

Buffalo Bayou Silos

Buffalo Bayou Silos

Buffalo Bayou Silos

Buffalo Bayou Silos

 

Advertisement c. 1955:

Horton & Horton - Houston TX

Robertson Stadium – University of Houston

3875 Holman St. – Houston TX (built 1942, demolished 2012; architect Harry D. Payne; also Public School Stadium, Jeppeson Stadium)

 

Robertson Stadium - University of Houston

Robertson Stadium - University of Houston

Robertson Stadium - Houston TX

Robertson Stadium - Houston TX

Robertson Stadium - Houston TX

Robertson Stadium - Houston TX

Robertson Stadium - Houston TX

Robertson Stadium - Houston TX

Robertson Stadium - Houston TX

Robertson Stadium - Houston TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX, just southwest of Wharton, was established in 1881 and was along the New York, Texas and Mexican Railroad. All that is left is one house and the ghosts of the foundations of the rest on Carroll Rd. More about the history of Mackay from The Handbook of Texas.

Pictures are from 2004-2006:

 

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Mackay TX

Binswanger Glass Co. – Houston

207 N. Main St. – Houston TX (built 1929; demolished late 1980s/early 1990s)

 

Advertisement c. 1949:

207 N Main St. - Houston TX

207 N. Main St. - Houston TX

 

1932:

207 N Main St. - Houston TX

Baker Hotel – Mineral Wells

200 E. Hubbard St. – Mineral Wells TX (built 1929; architect: Wyatt C. Hedrick)

 

Baker Hotel history from Texas Escapes

February 16, 2014 Star-Telegram article about possible Baker Hotel restoration 

 

Photos taken January 2005:

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells TX

River Oaks Shopping Center – Houston

1964 W. Gray St. – Houston TX (built 1957)

 

River Oaks Shopping Center - Houston TX
Google Streetview image:


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Gaido’s Restaurant (Almeda) – Houston

5308 Almeda Rd. – Houston TX

 

Gaido’s Restaurant on Almeda was short lived – it was there for only a few years and by 1933 was taken over by Club Rio Rita and in 1940 a new strip mall was built in its place. By then the Gaido White Horse Tavern (later Gaido’s Restaurant and Christie’s Seafood) opened at 9200 South Main.

 

Advertisement from November 1930 (in the Houston Gargoyle):

Gaido's Houston

Stowers Building – Houston

820 Fannin St. – Houston TX (built 1913)

 

This building, originally built for G.A. Stowers Furniture Company (still in business), was completed in 1913 and renovated around 2006. It was the only building on its block left untouched for the construction of BG Group Place (formerly MainPlace).

 

c. 1917:

Stowers Furniture - Houston TX

 

c. 1919:

Stowers Furniture - Houston TX

 

c. 1922

Stowers Furniture - Houston TX

Stowers Building - Houston TX

Stowers Building - Houston TX

Stowers Building - Houston TX

Stowers Building - Houston TX

Stowers Building - Houston TX

Stowers Building - Houston TX

Stowers Building - Houston TX

Frank’s Grill (Telephone Rd.) – Houston

4702 Telephone Rd. – Houston TX (built early 1960s; also Frank A. Jones’ Sandwich Shop; currently vacant)

 

Frank’s Grill grew out of this original location and moved several blocks up to a strip mall at 5001 Telephone Rd. (see last picture). A second Frank’s Grill (originally Bertrand’s) is located on Clinton Dr.

 

4702 Telephone Rd. - Houston TX

4702 Telephone Rd. - Houston TX

4702 Telephone Rd. - Houston TX

 

New location at 5001 Telephone Rd. (image from Google Streetview):

5001 Telephone Rd. - Houston TX

Frank’s Grill (Clinton Dr.) – Houston

5901 Clinton Dr. – Houston TX (built 1965; also Bertrand’s Cafe)

 

This is the second Frank’s Grill location (the original was on Telephone Rd.) and it was originally located next door at 5903 Clinton in the 1950s (as Bertrand’s Cafe).

 

5901 Clinton Dr. - Houston TX