A Western Front in the East End

Some saddle-up bric-a-brac remains on the exterior of the former Harwin Western Wear store on Navigation, a few blocks south of the original Ninfa’s. The 1935 retail-residential property contains a few apartments plus more living quarters in the converted attic. Located on the corner of N. Palmer St., the partially painted brick-and-board (and barbed wire) structure with awnings is across from a parking lot, a light-industrial building, and a vacant lot. A Metro bus stop sign sits right out front. The new listing, $200,000, offers no interior photos — but plenty of peeks at the exterior and environs:


The mixed-use property sends a mixed message; a cheery paint job at curbside meets up with barred windows and chain-link fencing. Plus, there appears to be a sculptural body hanging above the old hitchin’ post. Somewhere in the 3,708-sq.-ft. property, there are 4 bedrooms (master downstairs) and 4 full baths.

Here’s a neighbor, catty-corner from the property:

Downtown is just a short drive away from the 3,400-sq.-ft. lot. Settegast Park is 3 blocks south; the path of Metro’s East End rail line on Harrisburg Blvd. is a block or 2 beyond that, with the stops at Bastrop (BBVA Compass Stadium) and York 4 blocks (and more months) away in each direction.

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