A bulletin board with a request for “comments” went up last week on the fence fronting the now-vacant site at 411 Lovett Blvd. in Avondale, where the 1906 Bullock–City Federation Mansion was torn down earlier this year (see photo at right). Yes, the metal fence along Lovett Blvd. is still standing. Passers-by have been adding their thoughts.
No theses had been thumbtacked to the board — or were still up, at least — when the Swamplot reader sent in these photos. But commenters clearly felt free to add notes directly to the board:
The 8,000-sq.-ft. mansion was advertised as the first Houston home to have central air conditioning installed. Bammel Richmond LLC bought the property, at the end of January, according to county records. The structure had been renovated and converted into an office building in 2005.
- Previously on Swamplot: Demolition of Houston’s First Central-AC Mansion Kept Going, Long into the Night, Shipshape Bullock-City Federation Mansion on Lovett Blvd. Is Being Torn Down for Townhomes Now, New Owners Tearing Down First Houston Home Ever To Have Central Air Conditioning, Putting in Most Recent Homes Ever To Have Central Air Conditioning
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Lol, I love it!—I’ll stop by today after work on my way to the gym–do some writing cardio for hand dexterity.
I don’t understand why there is a comment board unless it was posted by neighbors…? Obviously, the owner/developer dosen’t care what anyone thinks…baffling.
Higher: I just saw that when walking by the “property” yesterday. My wife asked who put it up there. I told her it was likely some hipsters art project.
Yay!!! More trailer park homes standing up on end being built.
I am going tomorrow. Hope it is still there!
Mrs. Anise seems to love to throw her power around without regard, I have no idea why she wouldnt stand up to to this. Dont tell me she has no authority, because that hasnt stopped us before. For all her talk there are no votes or money in it for her so why would she bother?
Yawn…who cares. I think it is futile and a pathetic waste of energy. We are in a building boom, we are inner city…..deal with it. If you don’t have the funds to save an old building keep your traps shut.
sorry to see this lovely old mansion ripped down —
Montrose seems to be being targetted for huge, densely populated apartment buildings. Not good!
Afraid the 30 story building planned on Montrose will totally change character of neighborhood, value of homes, not to mention create traffic nightmares!
‘Stop Ashby Highrise’ campaign rises again –I hope!!!
Why does the board annoy people? I think more demolition sites should have a comments section. All commenters here should understand. :)
The comment board has been removed.