A bulletin board with a request for “comments” went up last week on the fence fronting the now-vacant site at 411 Lovett Blvd. in Avondale, where the 1906 Bullock–City Federation Mansion was torn down earlier this year (see photo at right). Yes, the metal fence along Lovett Blvd. is still standing. Passers-by have been adding their thoughts.
No theses had been thumbtacked to the board — or were still up, at least — when the Swamplot reader sent in these photos. But commenters clearly felt free to add notes directly to the board:
The 8,000-sq.-ft. mansion was advertised as the first Houston home to have central air conditioning installed. Bammel Richmond LLC bought the property, at the end of January, according to county records. The structure had been renovated and converted into an office building in 2005.
- Previously on Swamplot: Demolition of Houston’s First Central-AC Mansion Kept Going, Long into the Night, Shipshape Bullock-City Federation Mansion on Lovett Blvd. Is Being Torn Down for Townhomes Now, New Owners Tearing Down First Houston Home Ever To Have Central Air Conditioning, Putting in Most Recent Homes Ever To Have Central Air Conditioning
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