Daily Demolition Report: Coal Shed Shed

Schepps gets the squeeze today.


Commercial Structures


Photo of 1019 Euclid St.: HAR

21 Comment

  • Its a such a shame tearing down beautiful old bungalows in the Heights. I thought that Euclid St. house was in an historic district and therefor you cant tear them down. So basically, houses in historic districts arent even protected from greedy developers.

  • What a shame that 1019 Euclid is going to be demolished. It needs a little TLC, but overall is in good shape. Let me guess, a gigantic new faux Victorian will be built in it’s place?

  • Please let 1019 Euclid just be for the garage/shed? That house has great bones and could double in size with a tasteful renovation/addition.

  • What was that I heard? Oh yeah, world’s saddest song, playing on world’s smallest violin.

    Bungalows are functionally obsolete, lead paint and asbestos infested fire hazards.

  • OK … not ALL developers are greedy. That said, 1019 Euclid is a cute place. Unfortunately it “has known defects” and without central HVAC, it didn’t stand a chance. I agree – I would have liked to see it rehabbed/enlarged, but perhaps there were just too many negatives involved.

  • So basically, houses in historic districts arent even protected from greedy developers.

    Nor are they protected from their greedy homeowners who wish to sell their most valuable asset (the land) at a fair market price rather than a lower price due to some arbitrary use restrictions.

    It takes two to tango.

  • If they can restore burnt out husks of building in old North St. Louis, then they can restore an old bungalow. So, CommonSense, we should just tear down all of Houstons history while were at it.

  • The Modern Bungalow Co, 820 Rutland, look it up.

  • Unfortunately, that particular block of Euclid is not in the historic district. Here is a link to the district boundaries:

    As for you, Chris, while I share your sentiment, be careful not to feed the troll.

  • Swamplot probably outnumbers JP Morgan Chase in people who like to tell others what to do with their money.

  • It’s not “Greedy developers” so much as it’s “Cheap home buyers”.
    I assume the owner of the house would have LOVED to sell it to someone that wanted to live in it. But no one bought it to move into.
    If no one wanted to buy it to move into, how can you find fault with a developer that will buy it and build something new? The person who used to own it is just happy that someone bought it.
    (Note I’m on the side of those who would love to see this house, and those like it, bought by home owners and lovingly restored. I live in a 100+ year home that I’d never trade for new. But for that to happen, it has to.. well.. happen. We can’t hope and wish it to be. Or legally force it to be. It requires action)

  • Im moving to the Heights in 3 weeks from downtown and cant wait. The House Im going to be renting is on the opposite side of the street from a historic district. Its an old 30s house and it kinda made me sad when the older told me that after his mom dies and he owns the property, he wants to tear it down and replace it with some giant house. Are there ways to petition to get historic district boundaries extended? If so, how does the community go about extending or creating new historic districts?

  • Chris – Buy it yourself and make it happen.

  • Awwww. Another 77018 bites the dust.

  • Cody, as someone who sold our Montrose home to someone who does NOT want to tear it down I know where your coming from. We had to sell one way or the other, this time our house lucked out.

  • That should be you are. This site needs an edit function.

  • Just bulldoze the whole city. Not much history there anymore…..and little of any value or worth. Houston needs more strip centers, faux stucco McMansions, and Walmarts. Enjoy.

  • @ Darby Mom, I looked up Modern Bungalow but didn’t get far.

    I see it’s a company in Houston.
    I see Courtney and Melissa are connected.
    Is this a company that rebuilds modern, efficient homes in the bungalow style and within the original footprint reusing all the parts of the original house demolished on that lot that are salvagable ?
    Make my day? Say yes?

  • Re: the Euclid property – I’ve dealt with Modern Bungalow before, based on their past work they will do do all they can to rehab the current structure and add some sq. footage in the back. If they knock it down you can be assured it wasn’t salvageable, in which case they will build something that fits well in the neighborhood.

  • This house never went on the open market. The “seller’s agent” in the listing is also co-owner of The Modern Bungalow Co. The house never had a chance to be saved.

  • Unfortunately the property is not in the Historic District. Hopefully Modern Bungalow will give the salvagers a chance to reclaim some of the floors, windows etc. if they don’t want them.