Daily Demolition Report: Pleasant W. Raze

1602 Kipling St., Mandell Place

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

A couple Mandell Place mow-downs, and a handful of others that couldn’t escape the President’s Day holiday.


Commercial Structures


Photo of 1602 Kipling St.: HAR

9 Comment

  • You can talk about the economics of a rehab, and the changing tastes of consumers, and highest and best use all you want; I don’t care. F U Croix Custom Homes, for tearing down the house on Kipling.

  • That house and its shanty apartment are wrecking ball material. Blame the seller, whose CHOICE it was to sell to a developer.

  • No, I will blame the guys that are paying to tear it down.

  • I tried to connect with the realtor to share my knowledge from renovating a very similar house nearby, in hopes I could help sway a buyer towards keeping the main brick structure. The 90-year old framing in these houses is truly vault-like and so nice to work with when making updates. It sold before I could meet with her. Croix pounced on that corner lot, because you can cram more house on it than on the interior lots in Mandell Place— deed restrictions require the garage to be 75 feet back from front property line, and this property allows a short driveway onto Mandell instead of the dreaded long driveway to the front under the smushed porte-cochere. Very sad to cede this prominent corner to the over-scaled stucco invasion.

  • Agree with redstate. F Croix. Bastards.

  • I sure hope those cranes are hungry that day.

  • I’m surprised they aren’t putting on 3 or 4 townhouses on the lot.

  • The lot is restricted to single family home, the owner passed away, it was listed at $595,000.00 That’s land value for that deep lot (125′).