Daily Demolition Report: 26th’s 86’ed Trio

Swamplot’s Daily Demolition Report lists buildings that received City of Houston demolition permits the previous weekday.

Putting an animal hospital down on Katy Fwy., plus a triple-hitter on 26th St.:


Commercial Structures


Photo of 4211 La Branch St.: Realtor.com

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  • 223 w 26th St. is a sextet of relatively new homes and the photos link goes to one of them which is for sale.

    I’m going to assume a mistake was made and not that the owner is in for a rude surprise.

  • Strangely enough, the city’s building permit did specifically list 223 W. 26th for demolition, and there was no specification for a unit or building. I chose that HAR listing out of all of the others because it provided the highest number of photos. These were all built in 2007, so it was definitely odd to see them on the permit list.

  • Shame about that home on La Branch. Another beautiful old house gone, and an affordable apartment along with it. This is the opposite of the proposal made by Rice from yesterday’s headlines.

  • La Branch: Ugh. The interior was uninspiring, but the exterior, especially the porch and the yard, was very inviting.
    Mount Vernon: This address has been on and off the market for the past five years since the previous longtime owner passed away. First they tried to unload the original bungalow for 429, 725, 575, 545. Then they must have torn it down and put up a pair of townhouses, because in 2017 and 2018, the asking price shot up to 1.5 million. Are they just now getting around to filing for the permit for the demo that they did in 2016? Unfortunately, there’s no recent Google Street View to prove that they already demoed and rebuilt.

  • @ GoogleMaster, the first photo (of the two townhouses) on the Mount Vernon HAR listing doesn’t match the renderings on the developer’s website here http://inflectiondev.com/portfolio/mount-vernon/ where it’s still listed as an available property. HCAD shows the developer has owned it since 2014. I’d reckon that translates to about 20 years in Montrose Time™️