Saturday, March 10, 2007

Downtown, late 1920s


Downtown, looking west toward Sam Houston Hall, late '20s. The Julia Ideson building can be seen left of center.

I found this Sloane Gallery picture while checking out Houstorian, a new blog on local history.

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5 Comments:

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous laanba said...

What a fabulous picture. I just love the Esperson and looking at old pictures of Houston's skyline.

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger J.R.G. said...

Yeah. I like looking at the little houses that occupied some of those city blocks.

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger 40 said...

Glad to find your blog. Amazing these old pictures of Houston. They just make me shake my head. We sure have come a long way.

Great blog.

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger J.R.G. said...

Thanks, 40. We sure have come a long way, haven't we?

I'm always curious to see how the city looked back then.

 
At 6:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Shot! That distinct building to the right is Sam Houston Hall, built in 64 days for the 1928 Democratic National Convention. It was razed in 1936 to make way for the Houston Coliseum and Music Hall which in turn was demolished to make way for the current Hobby Center.

 

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