Daily Demolition Report: Fargone

416 W. 33rd St., Garden Oaks, Houston

And what kind of fixtures are they?


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Photo of 416 W. 33rd St.: HAR

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  • The place on 33rd is cute, and I’m curious about the stove, but with one bath and a 13000 sq ft lot, it never had a chance. I wonder how many trees will get scraped off?

  • I would love to be able to strip all of that shiplap out of the 33rd street house before the demolition. Hopefully somebody gets it, that stuff is like gold.

  • Since this section of Garden Oaks sits right between a RR and 610 Loop north, it surprises me that people continue to buy and build in there. I can only surmise that they have triple-paned windows and a lot insulation. Outside would still be noisy, though one home on 33rd, I believe, has about a dozen 2-4 foot wind chimes hanging in the front yard.

  • I call dibs on the toilet and the vintage ceiling fans.

  • The HAR listing leads one to believe the house is already gone. As to the train, while Shepherd is an overpass (and therefore no train horn), Yale is a surface crossing. The train rumble is there in any event. The latest irritation for GO Section 1 residents is Cottonwood Bar and its parking and live music woes. In that Cottonwood can be heard in Section 3 (think 43rd and Shepherd, and points west), it must be something from only a couple of blocks away.

  • The stove is a Chambers Model B ( think it’s a B), probably from the 40’s or early 50’s. We have a 1952 Model c in Yellow. Great stoves.

  • I’ve lived on 34th for about 3 years now and I honestly never really notice the train or Cottonwood. Every once in awhile I hear a little rumbling from the train but the majority of the time it’s non-existent (at least to me – I’m probably numb to it all by now).

    That house on 33rd has been torn down for ~6 months or so now. There are about 3 or 4 mcmansion builds in progress right now in Section 1 and another 2 or 3 houses that have been torn down within the last couple months.