Daily Demolition Report: Bell Final

Swamplot’s Daily Demolition Report lists buildings that received City of Houston demolition permits the previous weekday.

The places we knew, now forever stuck in a different time.


Commercial Structures


Photo of 420 W. Bell St.: HAR

4 Comment

  • Shame about that Bell St property. One less affordable housing unit. Looks like the owners were hoping it wouldn’t be torn down.

  • Ditto the Woodhead fourplex.

  • A charming, talented young woman used to cut my hair at the W. Bell house (hairdresser by day, Urban Animal by night). In retrospect, maybe rock star hair wasn’t the right choice for someone who held a corporate office job, but I’m glad I did it anyway.
    These small businesses, operated out of the person’s house, were definitely a contributing element in securing the Montrose’s reputation as a haven for artsy, entrepreneurial sorts. Hair salons, vintage clothing, leather shops, antique stoves, t-shirt printers, photographers were all scattered throughout the neighborhood.
    Townhomes just don’t seem to have the same effect.

  • Sad. :(
    My office in Montrose is still ran out of an old historic home. It was at some point converted into a reptile store, then I bought it and make it my office (and home when I come to Houston) for my real estate company.
    I’ve had offers to buy it and knock it down as it’s a large Montrose corner lot. I’ve said “no way” each time.