|Demolition of former Shell gas station in the 1800 block of Richmond Ave|
The abandoned Shell gas station and store (still showing up on Google Maps as Richwood Food Market) just a bit West of the intersection of Richmond Ave with Woodhead is no more. All that was still standing today when these pics were taken was the Shell logo on the tall sign, towering over the demolition site. This is not a casualty of the drop in the oil price. The former filling station had been shuttered for many months, and had served as a canvas for graffiti and more ambitious street art, and as a hangout for the neighborhood's street people.
SHELL STATION PRIOR TO DEMOLITION
|Abandoned and Tagged: Montrose Shell station in August 2015|
|Archival pic of abandoned Shell gas station (8/8/2015)|
NEXT DOOR AND NEARBY
|Placards on east side of King Cole facing Woodhead (8/8/2015)|
|Richwood neighborhood marker|
and green Woodhead Street name sign
|Additional La Tapatia Parking next to old shack|
on North side of Richmond East of Woodhead
ACROSS RICHMOND: RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE
1801 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098
This is the former cierra store location, as still noticeable by what remains of the signage. Furniture, home goods, and accessories store Cierra moved here from its original (larger) store on W. Alabama near Kirby and then went out of business. The space has been posted for lease for months.
|Space for Lease: Site pic 8/8/2015|
SHELL IN MONTROSE
The demolition of the gas station at 1810 Richmond does not mark the end of Shell's presence in the Gayborhood. There are two Shell-branded gas stations nearby: one on the corner of Richmond and Montrose Blvd, and another one the corner of W. Alabama and Montrose. Pics follow below.
Shell Gas Station on corner of
Montrose and Richmond
Shall Gas Station and convenience store
on NW corner of W Alabama and Montrose Blvd.