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This Week in Demolition: Sticking out like a sore thumb

Welcome back to another edition of This Week in Demolition! This week the Oak Forest massacre continues with three more houses biting the dust. Other items of interest on the list include some older Houston houses  This includes 1340 Waverly a 1920s shotgun house, 2142 Chilton a 1935 Original River Oaks Home, and 2005 Brun a 1935 home which doesn’t quite fit the neighborhood anymore. This house is dwarfed by the multiunit structures to the right, and looks downright out of the past. From the window units I remember growing up, to the power and phone just cutting through the yard this is the Houston I remember as a child. Not the bland stucco on top of multistory monstrosities.

Do you ever feel… out of place? Photo source: HAR

This is a list of the buildings which received a City of Houston demolition permit the week before this post.

Residential Properties
2120 Francis St, Houston, TX 77004– Third Ward, 1950s Row Houses
2124 Francis St, Houston, TX 77004– Third Ward 1950s Row Houses
5534 Darling St, Houston, TX 77007– Cottage Grove, Photos
2704 King St, Houston, TX 77026– Huntington Place
5536 Darling St, Houston, TX 77007– Cottage Grove
9226 Monterrey St, Houston, TX 77078– Lake Forest
1917 Ebony Ln, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Unfinished flood renovation under foreclosure, Photos
1419 Althea Dr, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Photos
4604 Eigel St, Houston, TX 77007– Rice Military, New house Jarrah Homes Photos
182 Glendale St, Houston, TX 77012– Pineview Place, Shed Only
9214 Monterrey St, Houston, TX 77078– Lake Forest
1311 Woodcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Photos
1417 Prince St, Houston, TX 77008– Heights, Photos
1340 Waverly St, Houston, TX 77008– Heights, 1920s Original, Photos
2142 Chilton Rd, Houston, TX 77019– River Oaks, 1935 Original Home, Renovation underway since at least January 2020
736 Marcella St, Houston, TX 77091– Acres Homes, Photos
2028 Harvard St Unit A, Houston, TX 77008– Heights, Photos
1710 Pine Village Dr, Houston, TX 77080– Pine Village, Photos
3814 Westerman St, Houston, TX 77005– Montclair
810 E 42nd St, Houston, TX 77022– Whitney Place
1344 Althea Dr, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Photos
1701 Ronson Rd, Houston, TX 77055– Spring Oaks
7 Tree Frog Dr, Houston, TX 77074– Braestimbers, On a private road, Photos
2005 Brun St, Houston, TX 77019– Hillcrest, Photos

Commercial Properties
2200 Bevis St, Houston, TX 77008– Heh, heh, nice. Photos


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