Saturday, September 19, 2015

100+ year old house at the gate to Montrose ready for new life as restaurant after makeover

3015 Bagby Houston TX 77006 

A New Lease on Life 

3015 Bagby Houston TX 77006 
Eric Sandler, of culturemap, reports that this residential-to-restaurant conversion in Midtown is ready for lease and a new life as a dining venue or bar ( --> Landlord seeks ambitious restaurateur to "give life" to historic Midtown home). The two-story former single-family house was built in 1905 and underwent extensive remodeling in 2014. It is currently appraised at $377,689 (HCAD). Public records reflect that the property is owned by BAGBY 3015, LLC, a limited liability company for which Amir Ansari is listed as President and Director.
 
Thumbs up for historic preservation and re-purposing!

3015 Bagby St Houston TX 77006 Adaptive reuse of historic home as restaurant
Adaptive reuse of historic home: State of renovation as of mid-August
3015 Bagby is located on the Western edge of Midtown, just North of the gateway to Montrose where Elgin turns into Westheimer.

BAGBY Mosaic pavement street name marker
Gateway Monument plaque does not mention
Montrose or Lower Westheimer,
 just Museum District and Neartown 
100 Westheimer at Bagby St - Midtown-Montrose Gateway Monument 

LULAC  BUILDING NEEDS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE TOO

Another historic structure stands vacant nearby and is in poor state of repair, though it does have a Texas Historical Commission Marker to certify its significance: the former headquarters of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 60. (LULAC).

LULAC COUNCIL 60 - Texas Historical Commission Marker - Bagby Street Houston Texas
LULAC House Historical Marker 
LULAC COUNCIL 60 (Old House) 3004 Bagby St. Houston TX 77006
LULAC COUNCIL 60 - 3004 Bagby St Houston TX 77006 
It would be a positive development for the neighborhood if this structure could also undergo adaptive reuse. Perhaps it could find a new life as a Tex-Mex restaurant -- as a tribute to its history -- or as an exhibition space for Chicano art.

Texas Historical Commission Marker on
East-facing side of LULAC Building

LULAC = League of United Latin American Citizens 
The Historic LULAC Building is in bad shape - SE Corner view
East side of LULAC property with historical marker 
Inscription at "Neartown" Gateway Monument (1997)
100 Block of Westheimer at Bagby 












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