Daily Demolition Report: The Ballad of Chevy Chase

2236 Bartlett St., Chevy Chase

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

We will not tell thee whose men we are, nor whose men that we be; but we will demolish here in this chase in the spite of thine and of thee.


Commercial Structures


Photo of 2236 Bartlett St.: HAR

6 Comment

  • That Kipling house was really cute. I’ve seen what Croix builds in this area, and the replacement is not likely to be nearly as appealing.

  • Has someone used the Google Maps API to create filterable map of Houston demolitions?
    It seems I’ve been seeing an awful lot in “Holman Outlot” recently, and it would be fun to confirm it with a map.

  • Yeah, the Kipling house is the real tragedy. And MCM fans should take a look at the stunning sideboard in the dining room in the (former) Kipling house HAR listing.

  • I really like the Kipling and the Bartlett Street homes. Have a feeling that whatever is going to replace them will be ugly and boring.

  • I haven’t lived in Houston in 9 years, but it makes me sick to see what is being done to these neighborhoods. I know it’s been going on for years, but these neighborhoods have/had wonderful character. The modern two and three story “homes” going in are horrendous. Maybe one of these days Houstonians will learn to appreciate historical character in these areas.

  • Yeah, the houses on Kipling and Bartlett were cute. They were also small, and don’t fit modern lifestyles well. Not much storage, small closets. poor flow, no room for an office, etc. Realistically, a 1400-1800 sq ft house that sells for near $600k is not going to stay as is for long. The people that can spend that kind of money are not going to live in a house with pokey 12×13 bedrooms, a single living area, and old style bathrooms.