May 18th marked the 5th birthday of Houston Historic Retail, The site existed a few years prior as a free WordPress blog. Some readers have been here since day one and I thank you all for your unending support.
Welcome back loyal reader! With the ongoing COVID crisis I haven’t really had any chances to get out and take that many photos. I have made some updates, like new photos of West Oaks Mall, and HEB Pantry Foods, along with new pages like Sunniland Furniture and Luther’s Bar-B-Q. One of the few trips I have taken during this time was out to Shiner, Texas to pick up some custom made masks. On the way there, my wife and I decided to stop in Halletsville for lunch. This was when dine-in was still banned.
While it wasn’t the grandiose trip we wished for, Shiner was a nice drive out into the country. I have some back-loaded blog posts that will likely be appearing soon. In addition to those keep your eyes out for some themed posts. Until next time loyal reader!
The Brookshire Bros./Wal-Mart combo can be seen still in Caldwell, and most BB stores have a Conoco (which I admittedly haven’t seen very many of beyond BB). The Madisonville store has a Conoco too but the building is split between BB and Dollar General (may have been one tenant originally).
Godwin’s is another curiosity, it had stores in Hearne and Madisonville, then those became “Hearne Supermarket” and “Madisonville Supermarket” for a few years (even into the very early 2010s) before closing. The stores were really tiny, like 20k square feet.