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This Week in Demolition: Bulldozers to a 1938 Boulevard Oaks Bungalow

Happy “Demolition” New Year! This is the first post of the year to contain demolition permits issued in 2021. This week we see an uptick in the number permits issued for pre-1950 homes, mostly in great condition. Along with two art deco apartment buildings in the medical center. Some of the homes worth taking a look at this week include 3445 Wickersham a two story home in the heart of River Oaks including a garage apartment, 927 Lamont a well maintained 1948 single story home with a gorgeous backyard, and of course our cover story this week 1920 Banks. The demolition of this charming Bungalow is made worse by the fact that in addition to tasteful updates many original features of the house were intact. Including what was likely original 1930s stained glass in all three upstairs windows.

Photo Source: HAR.com

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

Residential Structures
8301 Prairie View Dr, Houston, TX 77088– Lincoln City
5931 Bent Bough Ln, Houston, TX 77088– Inwood Forest, Photos
106 Robert Lee Rd, Houston, TX 77009– Mcfarland Courts
182 Glendale St, Houston, TX 77012– Pineview Place, Garage Only
1532 Jacquelyn Dr, Houston, TX 77055– Craig Woods, Photos
6601 Lockwood Dr, Houston, TX 77028– Trinity Gardens, Photos
17111 Sunshine Bay Dr, Houston, TX 77060– Greenbriar North, New construction Synergy Homes
6238 Nuben St, Houston, TX 77091– Emma
1414 Hewitt Dr, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Alleanza Custom Homes
1122 Theresa St, Houston, TX 77051– Brookhaven
1250 Chippendale Rd, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Photos
6002 Wipprecht St, Houston, TX 77026– Kashmere Gardens, Expansion of Baptist Church
6751 Grovewood Ln, Houston, TX 77008– Timbergrove Manor, Photos
7216 N Wayside Dr, Houston, TX 77028– Liberty Road Manor
1920 Banks St, Houston, TX 77098– Boulevard Oaks, 1938 Bungalow, Photos
4819 Falvey St, Houston, TX 77017– Oak Meadows
2108 Beall St, Houston, TX 77008– Quensell Lawn
927 Lamonte Ln, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, 1948 Single Story, Photos
2047 Briarlee Dr, Houston, TX 77077– Briar Oaks, Photos
948 Fisher St, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Grove
4702 Woodstream Way, Kingwood, TX 77345– Kingwood, Garage Only
10211 Raymondville Rd, Houston, TX 77093– Parker Place
3445 Wickersham Ln, Houston, TX 77027– River Oaks, 1939 Two Story, Photos
1442 Sue Barnett Dr, Houston, TX 77018– Garden Oaks, Photos
1902 Chippendale Rd, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Photos
935 Euclid St, Houston, TX 77009– Woodson Place, Photos
7410 Caddo Rd, Houston, TX 77016– Scenic Woods
1526 Baggett Ln, Houston, TX 77055– Craig Woods, Photos
2602 Bostic St, Houston, TX 77093– Berry, Looks abandoned

Commercial Structures
4805 Kelley St, Houston, TX 77026– Kashmere Gardens, Expansion of New Mount Calvary Baptist Church
1933 Dryden Rd, Houston, TX 77030– Medical Center, 1933 Dryden Apartments, Photos
1937 Dryden Rd, Houston, TX 77030– Nextdoor, To be replaced by a 4 story mutil-family complex, Photos

What do you think?