After hearing news that a homebuilder bought the 8-unit 1939 brick-and-glass-block Josephine Apartments 2 blocks north of Rice University in Boulevard Oaks, it may not come as much of a surprise to learn that the building’s new owner plans to tear them down. But today a source provides confirmation that demolition and new construction is in the cards: Tricon Homes has informed residents that they will need to vacate the property by mid July.
The 8-unit building at 1744 and 1748 Bolsover St. was built in 1939 from an art moderne design by architect F. Perry Johnston. According to HCAD records, the property had been held by the same owner for at least 26 years. Tricon purchased it — or more properly, the land underneath it — at the end of last month.
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