Your Dreams of Opening a Little Ice Cream Shop in That Long Abandoned Wooden Gas Station Near Bonnie and Clyde’s Hideaway Have Been Dashed

Just a little after 5 p.m. on Friday, according to one reader, the Schauer Filling Station was bitten into by this burly chomper and brought down. (Apparently, a demo permit had been received earlier that day.) The vacant 1929 station on the corner of Oxford and 14th St. in the Heights had been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983. And some readers seem to have had grand plans for the ol’ property. Bill writes: “I was wanting to open an outdoor coffee/ice cream shop there but last I looked (when it was publicly advertised) those 3 houses were for sale together for some crazy stupid amount of money. Nothing a coffee/ice cream shop could pay for.”


That was the before.

Here’s the after:

Another reader, at the scene of the wreckage, salvaged this receipt. It appears to date to December 1957.

Photos: Swamplot inbox

3 Comment

  • An ice cream shop would have had a steady stream of customers right around 4 o’clock every afternoon with the high school right across the street. Sad to see it go.

  • Another part of Houston bites the dust. Loved stopping there in the early ’80s.

  • “…had been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.”

    And that didn’t stop it from being torn down ? Once again, another example of Houston Heights Association having zero clout.