El Tiempo Sweeping Out the Last of the 1910 House at 223 Westheimer

223 Westheimer Rd., Avondale, Houston, 77006

The pale yellow former house at 223 Westheimer is now sitting quietly behind bars and in several piles. The 1910 Avondale home was sold last March to a corporate entity tied to down-the-road upscale tex-mex restaurant El Tiempo, and a demolition warrant was issued back in July.  A reader notes that the bulldozers finally caught up to the 6-bedroom 5-bathroom structure last week, and the house was rearranged into a few ready-to-remove mounds at the last sighting.


Next door sits Georges Bistro, the not-for-sale-(unless-you’re-into-it) reincarnation of French restaurant Chez Georges. Georges and Monique Guy reopened in their former spot in 2014 after the space finished a 5-year culinary holiday across the Channel as high-end whole-hog British restaurant Feast.

Photos: sfa lumberjack


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