The former home of the House of Pain’s developer is shown above in a world of hurt this morning, as a demo crew tackles the longtime residence of Oilers-turned-Titans owner K.S. “Bud” Adams Jr. at 3218 Del Monte Dr. in River Oaks. The Oklahoma-bred oil baron moved into the 6,604 sq.-ft. house with his wife in 1954; having survived his wife, Adams died alone at his desk in the house at age 90, in October of 2013 — just days after the death of Bum Philips, the glory-days Oilers coach Adams hired and fired.
After Adams’s death, the shutters were painted black; shortly, they will be no more. So departs the home of one of Houston’s most beloved and reviled historical figures: the man who first brought professional football to town in 1960 and, following the city’s early-90s refusal to build the Oilers a new 75,000-seat domed stadium downtown, whisked the team away to Tennessee.
- Titans owner Bud Adams dies at 90 [Houston Chronicle]
- Bud Adams talks with Bob Allen [ABC 13]
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