Swamplot’s Daily Demolition Report lists buildings that received City of Houston demolition permits the previous weekday.
We will not tell thee whose men we are, nor whose men that we be; but we will demolish here in this chase in the spite of thine and of thee.
- TL Building Materials, 6019 N. Main St. 77009 (Gostick)
- Shell, 14304 Gulf Freeway 77034 (T. Toby; Interplan Architects, Inc.; new retail and restaurant)
- 2713 Holman St. 77004 (Holman Outlot; Nagle U Nirvana, LLC; photos)
- 8148 Glenbrook Dr. 77017 (Park Place Country Club; garage only)
- 4223 Whitman St. 77027 (Lynn Park Annex; new construction by Winfrey Design Build; photos)
- 6903 Schiller St. 77055 (Pine Terrace; photos)
- 9206 Cliffwood Dr. 77096 (Willow Meadows; new construction by RobRyan Builders)
- 2236 Bartlett St. 77098 (Chevy Chase; new construction by Croix Custom Homes; photos)
- 1843 Kipling St. 77098 (Winlow Place; new construction by Croix Custom Homes; photos)
Photo of 2236 Bartlett St.: HAR
That Kipling house was really cute. I’ve seen what Croix builds in this area, and the replacement is not likely to be nearly as appealing.
Has someone used the Google Maps API to create filterable map of Houston demolitions?
It seems I’ve been seeing an awful lot in “Holman Outlot” recently, and it would be fun to confirm it with a map.
Yeah, the Kipling house is the real tragedy. And MCM fans should take a look at the stunning sideboard in the dining room in the (former) Kipling house HAR listing.
I really like the Kipling and the Bartlett Street homes. Have a feeling that whatever is going to replace them will be ugly and boring.
I haven’t lived in Houston in 9 years, but it makes me sick to see what is being done to these neighborhoods. I know it’s been going on for years, but these neighborhoods have/had wonderful character. The modern two and three story “homes” going in are horrendous. Maybe one of these days Houstonians will learn to appreciate historical character in these areas.
Yeah, the houses on Kipling and Bartlett were cute. They were also small, and don’t fit modern lifestyles well. Not much storage, small closets. poor flow, no room for an office, etc. Realistically, a 1400-1800 sq ft house that sells for near $600k is not going to stay as is for long. The people that can spend that kind of money are not going to live in a house with pokey 12×13 bedrooms, a single living area, and old style bathrooms.