This Week in Demolition: Assistance League Buildings on the way out after Thrift Store shuts down

This Week in Demolition, we see the end of a Montrose Area thrifting staple. Based on the final posts made to their Facebook page, the Assistance League of Houston’s thrift store quietly shut their doors this year at the end of August. The Assistance League Thrift Shop at 1902 Commonwealth, was one of Houston’s oldest continuously operating stores, dating to around the 60s. By the 70s, the Thrift Shop had made its way into Montrose, and by 1992 was in its present location. Despite being limited to a single location, the Assistance League was often praised for their higher quality items. Although they were known to have a somewhat higher prices than their competition. The closing of the Thrift Store was preceded by a closing sale, but otherwise seems to have been very sudden. The property does not appear to have been sold, so it is possible that the Assistance League is simply rebuilding their complex. The property and building, originally served as the HQ for the San Jacinto Girl Scouts from the 1950s-1990.

Photo Source: Assistance League of Houston Google Review (Page since deleted)

Residential Demolitions
1913 Sharp Pl, Houston, TX 77019– River Oaks, One of three Model Homes, Wooden Shingled 1930s, Photos
1816 Thonig Rd, Houston, TX 77055– Spring Branch East, Photos
6626 Rolla St, Houston, TX 77055– Westview Terrace, Photos
8022 Longridge Dr, Houston, TX 77055– Ridgecrest, Photos
910 Knox St, Houston, TX 77007– Knox Villas, Photos
6151 Longmont Dr, Houston, TX 77057– Briargrove, Photos
1205 Bomar St, Houston, TX 77006– Rosedale, Photos
1402 Gardenia Dr, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest, Photos
4802 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77021– Riverside Terrace, Photos
730 Bayland Ave, Houston, TX 77009– Woodland Heights, 1930s Garage Only, Photos
2112 W Main St, Houston, TX 77098– Westlawn Terrace, 1930s Garage Only, Photos

Non-Residential Demolitions
6804 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77076– Most Recently an Auto shop
102 W Little York Rd, Houston, TX 77076– Originally a house, most recently a church
1902 Commonwealth St, Houston, TX 77006– Former Assistance League of Houston Thrift Shop
2001 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004– Hermann Drive Surgical Hospital
3113 Clay St, Houston, TX 77003– St. Paul Baptist Church

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