Swamplot Sponsor: The C.L. House Building on Milam St. in Midtown

The C.L. House Bldg., 3217-3229 Milam St., Midtown Houston

The C.L. House Bldg., 3217-3229 Milam St., Midtown Houston

Today’s sponsor is a Houston Midtown classic: the C.L. House Building, on the 3200 block of Milam St., just south of Elgin. Thanks for the support!

Built in 1928 as a neighborhood mercantile center by grocer and banker Charles L. House, this masonry-and-steel-frame structure originally housed the Montrose Grocery in its main downstairs space. Other tenants in spaces lining both Milam St. and Stuart St. included Butera’s Café, Puccio’s Champion Shoe Hospital, a corner drugstore, and a barber shop. Upstairs was a ballroom and a speakeasy.

This 14,400-sq.-ft. building is now available for redevelopment.

The location is unmatched — and with continued development in Midtown it keeps getting better: On adjacent blocks you’ll find 24 Hour Fitness, High Fashion Home, HCC, and the new Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). 14 square blocks of new midrise multifamily development are within easy walking distance. The new Whole Foods Market residential development by the Morgan Group is going up 2 blocks away; just to the north on Travis St., the new Midtown Park has taken shape. Many of Houston’s finest restaurants are nearby — including Brennan’s, Artista, Holley’s, and Mai’s — not to mention the restaurant row along lower Westheimer that includes Uchi, L’Olivier, El Tiempo, Indika, Dolce Vita, Sorrento, and Aladdin.

There’s easy access to Downtown from here, as well as to the Texas Medical Center and Rice University via Spur 527, which begins just 6 blocks to the south. Prefer to ride the rail? The Ensemble/HCC stop on the Red Line is just 2 blocks away.

For showings and more information, please contact broker Douglas McAninch at (713) 247-0000. To see historic and recent photos of the property and gather more details about its history, take a look at this website.

Also now available: Swamplot sponsorships. Click here to find out how to become a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day.



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