Transformation of Historic Axelrad Building to Beer Garden Restaurant gets under way (August 2015 pics)
While across the street the HCC-owned old villa that had stood vacant but adorned with vibrant colors as a result of an "art attack" (some, including the Houston Chronicle, experienced it as an eyesore, though that's a matter of taste), a brighter future is in store for the historic Axelrad Building in the NW corner Almeda and Alabama. The two-story red-brick structure is in the first stage of renovation for adaptive reuse, with dilapidated windows and frames being replaced. GAGE DESIGN is in charge of the project.
PHOTOS TAKEN ON SITE LAST WEEKEND OF AUGUST
|South facade with building name|
The Axelrad Building 1517 Alabama Houston TX 77004
The future beer garden area currently has some potted pants on site.
Some of the details will likely get lost in the course of conversion: A black-and-white graphic of dancing pair, and some dated posters.
MORE VIEWS OF THE AXELRAD PROPERTY
FROM VARIOUS DIRECTIONS
|GAGE DESIGN (sign) at 1517 Alabama project site|
|Corner view of Axelrad Building diagonally across the intersection|
of Alameda with Alabama
|Metro Bus Line 11 - Almda- Stop at the Axelrad|
|View from the West - Alabama Street|
|Door and window detail on South Facade with building name signage|