Wednesday, June 28, 2006

More pics from 1935 flood (final set)

Milam Street and Congress Avenue

Milam Street, between Commerce and Franklin. Last time I checked, that building was still there and looks pretty much the same from behind. The front has changed somewhat, I think. That's Bayou Lofts (the old Southern Pacific building) in the background.

This is the northeast corner of what's now Jones Plaza!

This is Louisiana Avenue, looking north toward Texas Avenue. The old city auditorium (now Jones Hall) is on the right.

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At 2:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very impressed by your website. The pictures from the Houston flood are most interesting because there are a couple of them in Kelly's Restaurant in Park Place but they have the date as 1939.

At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Subdude said...

The buildings demolished by the flood on Milam were part of the old Magnolia Brewery complex. The structure that houses the Brewery Tap and the building in the photograph are still in use. If you look at the front of the building pictured you can see the magnolia design.

At 12:14 PM, Anonymous cory said...

Where did you find all of these? I have two of the photographs that you have shown here from the flood. I was very surprised to see them somewhere else. Do you know if they were made and sold somewhere or what?

At 12:36 PM, Blogger J.R.G. said...


I suspect the photos were taken and sold by a photographer after the flood. Someone else contacted me to say they had the same photos, too. In fact, the Houston Public Library has the same photos as well.

In all, I think there are about 10 more in addition to what I published.

At 11:03 PM, Blogger Mike said...

i have approximately 20 original photos before and after flood. all are dated and have comments. (1935)

At 8:21 PM, Blogger Mike Herring said...

The pic of the wrecked bldg is still there, they incorporated some of the damage into modern architecture.


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