Daily Demolition Report: Lost Thrill on Sugar Hill

A brief guide to a few little wood-and-drywall tangles about town. Find them here:


Commercial Structures


Photo of 3786 Childress St.: HAR

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  • Saw this and was moved to comment after years of lurking: 5658 Sugar Hill was my grandmother’s house, about 1957 until 1985. It had knotty pine kitchen cabinets (I thought them ugly then, rather like them now) and, through a swinging door, beautiful bird wallpaper in the dining room. Fireplaces in the living room and den, and a neat little built-in desk nook she used for making phone calls. It had the world’s tiniest “master” bathroom. There was a maid’s room where she kept the brailler she used to braille books for the Lighthouse. Needless to say, it was a perfectly adequate and comfortable house, and far more suited to the lot size than whatever they will build in their nod to Tanglewood’s new “Tuscan heritage.”
    She herself had a tolerant attitude toward the pace of change in Houston, and all the ugliness. She would remind me that when they moved there Tanglewood had no trees. Her attitude was too generous, in my opinion.