A few weeks ago the Houston Chronicle took the Board of the Houston Community College to task for acquiring numerous properties around town, including this one in the NE corner of Alabama and Almeda, -- adorned with vivid coats of color -- calling it an eyesore.
Not to mention that HCC's property acquisitions are tax-payer funded, and that the entity in question is a community college.
While the timing of the demo may be coincidental, it has the appearance of a knee-jerk reaction by HCC to the critical investigative report by the Houston Chronicle about the System's land deals.
|Former site of the colorful old house|
Dallas, too, has a nice historically themed park where old houses that got in the developers' way get permanently parked to the enjoyment of visitors and history buffs. Not to mention being part of an idyllic venue with a pavilion, a church, a band stand, and other facilities for special events, like weddings and reunions.
See --> Dallas Heritage Village.