Friday, December 08, 2006

Houston Ship Channel

Two photos, circa 1923, of the Houston Ship Channel area. I have a few more I'll share over the next couple of weeks.

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At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Lou Vest, Houston Pilots Assn said...

Dock in 1st photo is still there, called City Dock 4. You can see it where Buffalo Bayou joins the Houston Ship Channel at the turning Basin, across from the Port's tour boat dock.

At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Lou Vest, Houston Pilots Assn said...

The 2nd photo is more interesting. The dock is now called "Old Manchester". When crossing the ship channel on the 610 bridge going north "Old Man" is on the south side of the channel to the right. The grain elevator shown (or one similar) was demolished this year. The 610 bridge is about where the tug and barge are turning around in the photo.

At 12:51 AM, Blogger J.R.G. said...


Thanks for the perspective. I wonder if that grain elevator in the picture was the one that had been there for decades. It's been awhile since I've been in the area, and I didn't know it had been torn down.

At 12:20 PM, Anonymous Lou Vest said...

The grain elevator at Old Man has been inactive for years. The one in the photo appears to be the same as the one being torn down now. It might be gone already, I haven't made a point of looking.


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