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1115 Congress St. – Houston TX (built 1969; architects Wilson, Morris, Crain, & Anderson)

 

1115 Congress St. - Houston TX

1115 Congress St. - Houston TX

1115 Congress St. - Houston TX

1115 Congress St. - Houston TX

Latham Furniture – Houston

701 Main St. (historically 141 Main St.) – Houston TX

 

This building, that had “walls badly cracked” according to the 1896 Sanborn map, was demolished by 1907 and in 1913 the Kress Building was constructed on the site.

 

Early 1880s:

Latham Furniture - Houston TX

Latham Furniture - Houston TX

Grocers Supply Co. – Houston

11 N. Jackson St. – Houston TX (built 1941; also Thermal Supply, Inc.)

 

Grocers Supply Co. inhabited this building from its construction until the late 1950s/early 1960s when Thermal Supply took over the property. Today, its condition has deteriorated from sitting vacant and is currently for sale.

 

11 N. Jackson St. - Houston TX

11 N. Jackson St. - Houston TX

11 N. Jackson St. - Houston TX

11 N. Jackson St. - Houston TX

11 N. Jackson St. - Houston TX

11 N. Jackson St. - Houston TX

Heim Candy Factory – Houston

610 Preston St. – Houston TX (built 1804; demolition date unknown)

 

According to the book Fire Fighters of Houston: 1838-1915, Charlie Heim was the foreman of the Stonewall No. 3 station, a volunteer fire fighter for many years, and was also Houston’s Police Chief from 1896-1898 – in addition to running his confectionery business since the mid-1870s at 610 Preston.

Heim’s short-lived secondary building, around the corner at 409 Smith St., was later home to Goodwill Industries and in maybe the late 1950s or early 1960 it was demolished. The main building at 610 Preston St. was various businesses over the years until the remaining square block was demolished sometime prior to 1982 for the construction of the Lyric Center building.

 

1885:

610 Preston St. - Houston TX

610 Preston St. - Houston TX

 

1902:

Charles Heim - Houston TX

Charles Heim - Houston TX

Charles Heim - Houston TX

 

1914:

Charles Heim - Houston TX

 

Want ads posted in the Houston Post, 1906-1910:

Charles Heim - Houston TX

Charles Heim - Houston TX

Charles Heim - Houston TX

 

Bankruptcy notice posted in 1917:

Charles Heim - Houston TX

 

Photo of Charlie Heim from Fire Fighters of Houston:

Charles Heim - c. 1915

Weingarten Grocery & Saloon – Houston

1601 Congress St. (historically 201 Congress St.) – Houston TX (built late 1800s)

This small commercial building was once home to Joseph and Harry Weingarten’s grocery and saloon from the early 1900s to about 1910. Before and after it was various grocers/saloons with boarding on the second floor (you can still see “rooms” on the back side of the building, shown below). Starting around 1918 it was home to various businesses such as a barber shop, clothes cleaner, news stand, transfer company, and restaurants – in to the 1970s it was still being used as a restaurant.

 

1909:

J. Weingarten Grocer - Houston TX, 1909

1601 Congress St. - Houston TX