Daily Demolition Report: Breakwood and More

3452 Meadow Lake Ln., River Oaks, Houston

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

End of Story, Tommie Vaughn. And a few other houses on a few other streets.


Commercial Structures


Photo of 3452 Meadow Lake Ln.: HAR

6 Comment

  • Not at all the end of the story for Tommie Vaughn Ford. They have just built a new showroom, undoubtedly at considerable expense. They are probably clearing off the old one.

  • I’m sure this has been asked before, but where do the torn out features go? Is there a resale shop for this stuff? Most of these teardowns have nicer interiors than my house.

  • Carol: For apt buildings, they’ll normally hire a company that clears it out. For homes, they’ll likely just smash as “liability” is too big an issue to bother letting someone take it out. I’ve seen companies that’ll “reclaim” some of the stuff but they charge to do so.
    It’s really an F’d up system. I blame the lawyers. Otherwise it would be nice to leave the door open and a big sign that says “Free shit, come take whatever you want”. Save on demo/landfill.

  • When they smashed our Winlow Place duplex they never bothered removing the two year old appliances… stove/fridge/hot water heaters/AC all smashed by the backhoe. Would have took it all with me had I known. UL total d-bags.

  • Cody, if you happen to read this, if someone goes to the site on the demo and asks to take stuff, do they usually allow it? I really would like to harvest some white picket fencing, but I wonder if it’s too taboo to ask. :P

  • coconutbutter: My guess is they’ll say “no” and use “but but… LIABILITY!” as their reason.