Saturday, June 24, 2006

Map of downtown Houston

Here is a WWII-era map of downtown Houston. It was produced by the fine folks at Gulf Oil.



At 6:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a general comment -this is great fun! I've lived in Houston for nearly two decades and whenever I drive by an old building or through an area with a small stretch of original cobblestone, I wonder to myself what the story is - but, of course, I never invest the time to find out. Through this blog I might randomly have that opportunity.

At 11:10 AM, Blogger J.R.G. said...

Thanks for your kind comment! If you have a building or stretch of road in mind, I can use that to post some information as to what was there decades ago.

At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well - there's an old Masonic Lodge in the Woodland Heights that I've always been curious about - how long it's been there, etc. I'll have to think of other things...

Also, on Houston Avenue, along 11th Street at Studewood, in several other locations in Heights proper and in other areas of town there are the remnants of little commercial districts where it was clear there was once a great deal more commerce when people didn't have fast cars and malls. I'd love to get a sense of how vital they were back when they bustled.


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