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
Advertisement c. 1955:
3875 Holman St. – Houston TX (built 1942, demolished 2012; architect Harry D. Payne; also Public School Stadium, Jeppeson Stadium)
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:
207 N. Main St. – Houston TX (built 1929; demolished late 1980s/early 1990s)
Advertisement c. 1949:
1964 W. Gray St. – Houston TX (built 1957)
Google Streetview image:
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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):
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).
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.
New location at 5001 Telephone Rd. (image from Google Streetview):
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).