The remaining segments of the Richmont Square apartments are on their way down — a reader sends a few shots this morning capturing the current state of the disunion. The demo permits for the then-remaining 2 thirds of the storied 1960s apartment complex have been trickling in since December, with a few more issued late last week; the associated flattening work on the Menil-owned property started late last year as well. The view from the Richmond Ave. parking lot and former entryway shows the empty space formerly occupied by the complex’s main entrance:
- Previously on Swamplot: Doomed Richmont Square Apartments Now Accessorizing Before Going Out; The Rest of Richmont Square Prepares to Get Leveled; Back of Richmont Square Now Erased for New Menil Drawing Institute; Here Is Johnston Marklee’s Light and Dark Design for the Menil Drawing Institute; Menil Drawing New Drawing Institute onto ‘Back Third’ of Richmont Square, Johnston Marklee’s Small, Thin Courtyard Building for Drawings at the Menil, New Menil Building Likely Going South, Replacing Richmont Square: The Low Cost, Bohemian Option, The Menil Looks at Richmond, What the New Collection of Menil Collections Might Look Like
Clearing Rooms on Richmond Ave.
Houston’s motto: ” Demolish and rebuild ! “
RIP my home of the early 2000s, where the “no thongs allowed” sign at the pool was there for a reason.