Daily Demolition Report: Jandor Junked

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

Some demolitions are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about.



Photo of 5311 Institute Ln.: Realtor.com

6 Comment

  • I don’t understand. What is the Institute house missing that people want?

  • @Admirer, it’s missing that “new home smell”. I’ve actually met people who are grossed out and/or creeped out by the thought of living in a house that someone else lived in. I don’t understand it, myself, but they exist, and they’re buying up perfectly functional 90-year-old houses like this one and tearing them down to put up fake stucco crap with lick-and-stick stone, and cheap fast-growth lumber vs. the old growth wood.

  • @Admirer: The Institute house is @3500 sq ft. That is considered to be a socialist meeting hut in big money circles in Houston. Anyone living in a house that is less than 6,000 sq ft is subject to whisper campaigns on the gala circuit.

  • Old School for funniest comment of the day.

  • The demolition of the Institute Lane house is just depressing. It is a beautiful old home in a beautiful neighborhood that has clearly been kept up to date. I’m sure whatever ends up there in its place will be hideous and out of place.

  • GoogleMaster, I bet your friends would really freak out when I tell them I sleep in the bedroom where the previous owner passed away.