Sunday, March 29, 2015

Old Churches in Downtown Houston Texas (photos)


Antioch Baptist Missionary Church Houston (1868)
Antioch Baptist Missionary Church Houston (1868)
500 Clay St, Houston, TX 77002
at Shaw Street between Allen Center and Chevron Tower 
Glass-stained window on Old Baptist Church on Clay Street at Shaw St.

St. John's Old German Church in Sam Houston Park
Old German Church in Sam Houston Park 
Annunciation Catholic Church  1618 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77003
Annunciation Catholic Church
1618 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77003
Annunciation Church Spire at Union Station
Annunciation Church Spire at Union Station
Minute Maid Stadium Area 
Facade of Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopalian)
Facade of Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopalian)
on Texas Avenue across from the Magnolia Hotel 
Tower of Christ Church Cathedral
Tower of Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Old Sacred Heart Church / Co-Cathedral (1912)
Old Sacred Heart Church / Co-Cathedral (1912)
and Sacred Heart School Building
1111 Pierce, Houston, Texas, Downtown 77002 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Drive-by wild-flower appreciation inside the Loop with road-side bluebonnets



Car-based nature appreciation - why not? 
Take the route back home
through Memorial Park, if that's feasible. 
It's currently a visual feast. 


Enjoying the bluebonnets 


Wildflower Site Marker at Apache Grove 
View of wildflower site at Memorial Park from pedestrian overpass 
Bluebonnet field abutting Woodway just inside the Loop 





Friday, March 27, 2015

Jackson Street BBQ - Now Stark Red (formerly Houston Live Sports Lounge)


Jackson Street BBQ at the Minute Maid Stadium

 Jackson Street BBQ has hoisted the NOW HIRING flag 


Jackson Street BBQ being launched in space that was previously 
Houston Live Sports Lounge North of Minute Maid Stadium.





Below: What it looked like when it was Houston Live Sports Lounge  

Houston Live Sports Lounge (closed) 





Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mattress Stores Mushrooming in the Innerloop

Sign of boom-town times ... mattress stores soaking up vacant retail space all around us. 

Mattress Overstock Store at Shepherd Center
on corner of Richmond and South Shepherd 

Mattress One on corner of West Alabama and Shepherd 
Mattress Firm on corner of Monstrose and Lower Westheimer 

Mattress Firm on corner of West Gray and Montrose Blvd next to Pizaro's Pizza 
MattressFirm on corner of Westheimer and Shepherd 
Mattress 1 One on corner of Shepherd and West Alabama 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

AutoZone 2301 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006


AutoZone
2301 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006

and self car wash across the street to the North


Joe's Place
2223 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BB's Cafe in Montrose



BB's logo

BB's Tex-Cajun Cafe
2710 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006

BB's Cafe 2710 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006  BB's Cafe Orleans-themed café with Cajun inspiration
BB's Cafe 2710 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Orleans-themed café with Cajun inspiration 

Re-purposing Hollywood - erstwhile restaurant turned dog adoption center

June 2015 update: The restaurant building has since been demolished.


Pending demolition, the former restaurant is
and haven for rescue dogs 



Formerly: Hollywood Vietnamese & Chinese Restaurant
2409 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006 

Hollywood Food Store 2501 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006


Vintage Hollywood Food Logo 
Hollywood Food Store on with posters on wall facing
Hyde Park Blvd. (July 2015 photo)
Hollywood Food Store 2501 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006
Montrose at Hyde Park - Hollywood
neighborhood convenience store
(July 2015 pic)
2501 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006
Parnoramic Montrose Boulevard vista - Old-time Hollywood Food Store






Houston Streetwise Summer 2015 - Thumbnails of Top Photos

Houston Streetwise Summer 2015 - Thumbnails of Top Photos
thumbnails of blog post pics Summer 2015

2015 Mosaic of Sample Pics

2015 Mosaic of Sample Pics
2015 Jan-Feb Pics Posted