This Week in Demolition: Marching orders given for a 1930s bungalow in Rice Military

Welcome back to This Week in Demolition! This week we have an almost completely residential mix with some real gems that should have been saved and a few that needed to go. Let’s start by taking a look at some of the demolitions of note from the week. The cover story is similar to last week, 4617 Gibson is another 1930s home that has been kept tastefully up to date. A house that was less tastefully updated is 2038 Banks while the exterior is quite nice the split level kitchen with obscured headroom is a dealbreaker for me. 703 Timberline on the other hand is a house that needs to go, it is a row of townhomes in the former Forest Cove neighborhood in Kingwood. The number of houses in the development had steadily dropped over the years due to flooding but was really finished out by Harvey. While some homes are still owned by individuals, most of the sites have been sold to the Harris County Flood Control District and it seems mostly empty as of 2020.

When the weather is nice this porch must be great. Photo Source: HAR

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

Residential Structures
2411 Berry St, Houston, TX 77004– Geiselman, 1930s Craftsman?, Garage Only, Photos
1222 Du Barry Ln, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Photos
703 Timberline Dr, Humble, TX 77339– Kingwood, Condos on San Jacinto River
2601 Rutland St, Houston, TX 77008– Heights, 1930s, Garage Only, Photos
2711 Norhill Blvd, Houston, TX 77009– Heights, Garage Only
4203 Rutland St, Houston, TX 77018– Blueberry Terrace, 1940s, Photos
6625 Wharton St, Houston, TX 77055– Westview Terrace, Photos
2122 Minnesota St, Houston, TX 77034– Freeway Manor, Photos
5948 Deerwood Rd, Houston, TX 77057– Tanglewood, Photos
13706 Wrigley St, Houston, TX 77045– Pamela Heights
2102 Goldsmith St, Houston, TX 77030– Southgate, Pool Only
1941 Restridge Dr, Houston, TX 77055– Ridgecrest, New home by Quintessa, Renderings
6010 Lyndhurst Dr, Houston, TX 77033– Edgewood
5205 Bataan Rd, Houston, TX 77033– Southpark
8018 Ethel St, Houston, TX 77028– Liberty Road Manor
4617 Gibson St, Houston, TX 77007– Rice Military, 1930s Cottage, Photos
1210 Hartwick Rd, Houston, TX 77037– Melrose Park, Photo
868 Elkhart St, Houston, TX 77091– Highland Heights
1102 E 7th St, Houston, TX 77009– Heights, 1920s Bungalow and Garage Apartment, Photos
1410 Chantilly Ln, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Photos
3802 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Photos
4835 Rockwood Dr, Houston, TX 77004– University Oaks
3826 Murworth Dr, Houston, TX 77025– Woodside, New house by CastleRock, Photos
7609 Appleton St, Houston, TX 77022– Appleton Place, Photos
2528 Reba Dr, Houston, TX 77019– Avalon Place
3015 Roland St, Houston, TX 77026– Matthews
1412 Nevada St, Houston, TX 77006– Hyde Park, 1920s House also used as an office
3007 Brackenridge St, Houston, TX 77026– Allright
3313 Baer St, Houston, TX 77020– Swiney, Photos, More Photos
4335 Allison Rd, Houston, TX 77048– Minnetex
7833 Oak Knoll Ln, Houston, TX 77028– Parkhurst Estates, Camera Shy
1836 Lexington St, Houston, TX 77098– Montrose, Garage Only
4714 Los Angeles St, Houston, TX 77026– Crane Street Gardens
10907 Segrest Dr, Houston, TX 77047– South Acres Estates
6414 Jefferson St, Houston, TX 77023– Houston Country Club Place
2038 Banks St, Houston, TX 77098– University Place, 1930s Bungalow Updated, Photos
1838 Libbey Dr, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Secret lair of super hero “Cedar Man”, Photos
7214 Saunders Rd, Houston, TX 77016– Scenic Woods
9233 E Ave O, Houston, TX 77012– Manchester, Garage Only

Commercial Structures
13735 Beamer Rd, Houston, TX 77089– Brio, San Jacinto College, Building 23 Industrial Technology Center

One comment

  1. Please let me save the little yellow house on Gibson! Any idea if there is hope I could move it to my property instead of being demolished? Has anyone ever done something like this? Advise is appreciated.