Daily Demolition Report: Black Out

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

Who would have thought the old house to have had so much wood in it?



Commercial Structures

Photo of 10214 Barwood Dr.: HAR

4 Comment

  • The house on Barwood look like it is a split level or it has a basement kind weird in Houston. My Aunt lives just down the street from this house it is a nice neighborhood that did not flood during hurricane Harvey.

  • @Brian This is a pretty common design in the northeast. I too was surprised to see it here in Houston. The lower level would likely have been very damp most of the year but I’ll bet it was the favorite and coolest part of the house in the summer.

  • It is a split level and it is very uncommon for Houston. @HouCynic you see a lot of them in the midwest too but not here. That house has been on my running route for years and I’ve always wondered how the down side didn’t flood. (Our neighborhood didn’t flood in Harvey but the streets and yards sure did!) There’s another split level two doors down and I think I’ve seen at least one more in the neighborhood but the location escapes me at the moment.

  • @HouCynic @Brian D
    I too am surprised to see a split-level in Houston.
    In addition to the basement problems associated with building in Houston, the terrain doesn’t usually call for it.
    Most of the split-levels I’ve seen were built to get the most out of a building lot that was steeply sloped.