Daily Demolition Report: Waterfall Fall

An extra-busy day of chopping ’em down:


Commercial Structures


Photo of 403 E. 26th St.: HAR

7 Comment

  • Boy, they’re really knocking ’em down in 008.

  • If the lot were big enough to build and still keep this little cutie, it would have made an incredible office/guest house.

  • Wow, the pictured house is where my wife lived when we first started dating back in the late 90’s. I have a lot of good memories of wooing her there. . . packing for a trip to India with her, trying pesto for the first time, waking up when thunder broke a window on us. I’m sad to see it go.

  • I can’t describe how sad I am. I used to live at 403 E. 26th St. featured in the photo. I have so long been depressed with Houston’s continued destruction of historic and beautiful homes, I had made myself stop watching. But seeing this, I feel as if the wind has been knocked out of me. 403 E. 26th was the sweetest, most charming little house I have had the pleasure to live in. I am just so sad.

  • @Hellsing – the lot is totally big enough to have built & kept this little gem. The lot is huge, actually. I guess that’s part of what sealed it’s demise.

  • That’s a shame, Claire. I saw the lot was 6000 sq ft – near my area, the builders leave a strip of backyard and enough front lawn to mow with a weed eater on 8000 sq ft lots. Strange how that has altered my spatial perspective.

  • The lot is two 3,000 sq ft lots. The old house sat right in the middle on the West side of the property, so it would not have permitted construction of another building unless it was moved to the back of the lot. That’s not really economic use of the property. By the time the building was moved and renovated, costs would have been very high. There was a carport attached on one side as well, which didn’t help.

    In any case, the structure was gone when I drove by at 5 this evening.

    @claire, that’s the way it goes sometimes. Almost every home my ancestors lived in is gone. None of my Mom’s childhood homes exist any more – they are all open fields.