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- Downtown: A reader wants to know why the backlit signage that used to be attached to those fancy Houston Pavilions multi-story hole-in-the-middle bridges over Fannin and San Jacinto streets Downtown is — gone! “You can see the remains of little black studs that supported the letters. Probably not a big deal at all, just something I noticed the last couple of trips [and] thought I would share.”
- Bellaire: From just outside the Loop, we have interest in the “extremely long residential lots” on the south side of Maple St., just east of S. Rice Blvd. (Map here.) Each property, bounded by a storm drain to the south, is the equivalent of 3 lots deep, a curious reader notes. And asks: “1) Why does Mimosa end before W. Loop? 2) Is a triple lot property 3x the value of single lot? What shapes their value?”
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- Washington Corridor: “Any idea what the story is here?” asks the reader who submitted this half-cocked photo of the much-discussed (see some comments here) weathering experiment at the corner of Washington Ave. and Bonner St. “Every once in a while, someone attempts to fix these up and they seem to give up halfway through. These are wide open, and rain just goes right into the windows. It’s been this way for quite some time.”
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