Saturday, June 13, 2015

Old Houston Cotton Exchange Building (1884) on Travis Street on corner at Franklin St.


Original red-brick Cotton Exchange Building 
in Downtown Houston's Historic District 


Old Cotton Exchange Building on Travis Street in Historic Downtown Houston
 202 Travis, Houston, Texas, Downtown 77002
202 Travis St - Facade Detail at historic Building 
202 Travis, Houston, Texas, Downtown 77002
Portal at Old Cotton Exchange Building,
which also features a new bar:

Public Services Wine & Whisky
 
 
Old Cotton Exchange Building on corner of Franklin and Travis Street
Downtown Houston Historic District - View across the intersection 
Texas Historical Commission Marker at Houston Cotton Exchange Bldg 

Also see wiki entry for --> 1884 Houston Cotton Exchange Building 

Majestic Metro - Historic Downtown Houston Theatre and present-time Event Venue


Majestic Metro signage with construction crane (2015) 
Majestic Metro 911 Preston St Houston, TX 77002

 Majestic Metro
911 Preston St Houston, TX 77002
Preston Street seen from Travis
Houston Inspired Mural - Majestic Metro - Kiam Building (red) - Harris County Admin Bldg  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Historic Building on Texas Ave. in Downtown Houston - Modern Facility on Allen Parkway



now occupied by The Urban League Houston


The Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 
is now located in a modern facility on Allen Parkway

 
 


BELOW: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 
Headquarters Buildings in Dallas: 
Modern and Historic 




Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Historic Building on Akard Street 






Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Great Southwest Building


Irma's Southwest Grill (signage at Great Southwest Building)
1314 Texas St #100
Houston, TX 77002



Great Southwest Building - signage on South-facing facade
of historic skyscraper 
Fire escape detail at historic Great SW Bldg


1314 Great Southwest Building - Canopy at Entrance - street-level view (2015) 

Christ Church Cathedral on Texas Ave. (Episcopal Diocese of Texas)


 Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Ave Houston, TX 77002



Facade of Christ Church Cathedral on Texas Ave. 
Courtyard at Christ Church Cathedral - green with fountain 

Prairie at Fannin Street - Episcopal Church


Prairie Street at Fannin - View of historic building
in SE corner across the intersection 
Christ Church Cathedral - Marker (1839)
Sidewalk history placard: Christ Church Cathedral
(on Texas Ave.)

John S. Dunn Outreach Center



John S. Dunn Outreach Center 
1212 Prairie Street (between Caroline & San Jacinto) Houston, TX. 77002

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

1217 Prairie Street - Historic red-brick building on corner of Prairie and Caroline Street



1217 Prairie Street, Houston, TX 

The old "Continental Center" - 1217 Prairie St. 
1213 and 1215 Prairie vacant retail spaces with Civil Courthouse
in background 

Prairie St at Austin Street - Channel Garage Building (Historic Structure)

Channel Garage (Harris County) - Façade of historic
red-brick structure facing Austin Street

Channel Garage with criminal and civil courthouses
in background

Channel Garage Building


Façade of Channel Garage Building facing Prairie Street

Corner view of Channel Garage - Austin St at Prairie







Hogan Allnoch Dry Goods Building (1923) at 1319 Texas Ave on corner with Austin Street posted for sale (again) by Harris County




HOGAN-ALLNOCH DRY GOODS BUILDING


The County had previously put this property on the market without success, and had slated it for demolition. Since the Downtown real estate market has changed rather considerably in the last few years, with numerous residential, mixed-use, and hotel projects currently in various stages of construction, the outcome will likely be different this time. The historic property is being offered for sale by Sealed Bid Auction. Minimum bid: $2,443.000.


Whether the building, which has been vacant for years, will survive the sale of the property to a new owner remains an open question. The brick walls are load-bearing and have structural problems caused by subsidence in the ground underneath the building. This would require costly repairs.  

Facade with building name signage (with letters missing) 
External fire escape on old red-brick building in Downtown Houston
Fire escape seen from sidewalk on Austin St. looking up

1319 Texas Ave Houston Texas 77002
Hogan Allnoch Dry Goods Warehouse Building
 posted for sale by Harris County
 
Hogan Allnoch red-brick building (1923) - Austin Street-facing side
Hogan Allnoch red-brick building - Austin Street-facing side with name
of building at roof level, but with letters missing  

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