Daily Demolition Report: Rouse and Strew

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

Built and tended for decades; destroyed in one delightful instant.



Photo of 715 E. 10th St.: HAR

4 Comment

  • That one on E. 10th street seems particularly painful to me. It’s adorable and fully renovated with an updated kitchen, two nice bathrooms, and a lovely sun room and back porch. Only in Houston would someone tear that down to build a lot-hogger mcmansion

  • That house on E.10th wouldn’t be a teardown in Eastwood or adjacent neighborhoods in the Near East End, where old bungalows and cottages are in great demand for restoration or remodeling. Even new builds are in keeping with the scale of original 1920’s-30’s housing stock (if not the design aesthetics).

  • The Heights is established as an attractive in-town neighborhood, and has been for awhile, far beyond those with an early-20th-century bungalow fetish. When the market attractiveness of a neighborhood starts to go beyond just the architectural preservation aspect, then teardowns become more likely. With every cool or convenient retail, restaurant, or service business that moves into Eastwood, the likelihood of teardowns goes up.

  • Seems like there’s an empty lot somewhere that could have accommodated that 10th St house. I guess moving a house is very expensive and has a lot of variables. Maybe the cost of demolition could be increased to create a program of moving useable buildings to places where people need homes. This one would surely have been welcomed by more than one family in Houston. Especially ones with a blue roof.
    What does a demo permit cost?