Your Chance To Be Part of the Texas Junk Company Building’s Next Collection of Oddities

You may remember that the scootin’ of Texas Junk Company and its boot collection out to Moulton, TX, started up early last fall; while the snake-bedecked garage structure on Welch St. at Taft has been pretty much closed since last November, the building itself was finally marked as up for lease over the weekend, a reader tells Swamplot. That’s following in the wake of April’s sale of the property to a corporate entity bearing the Texas Junk Company name in county records — but tracing back address-wise to the owner of nearby Fairview St. bar Boheme. (The Boheme folks also appear to have purchased the 2-story brick building across Welch to the north in 2013 — and were previously purported to be working on Brewheme Brewery about 6 blocks to the southeast at 2505 Mason St.) The city okayed a permit for some reroofing work in April as well.

Photo: MontroseResident

Junk Co. Refurbishment

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  • That place is a dump. Probably going to be razed.

  • @OhBrother, are you one of those who thinks ‘out with the old, in with the new’? The city is screwed up, does not work hard to preserve anything, parts of our Montrose neighborhoods look crappy because of developers who buy nice old bungalows and replace with two 4-5 story monstrosities, or three if on a corner.

    The Texas Junk Company is a cool building, I’d rather see it in its current shape for eternity that to see yet another collection of cramped townhouses.

    I am not sure who paid the cost, but the two fuel tanks were removed, and there was no ground contamination, or leaks, so the building could be used for a lot of various businesses. I just hope it is something cool!

  • You’d be amazed how well “dumps” clean up.

  • A brewery name suggestion: Broheme Brewery !

  • @OhBrother: Given the track record of the owner of Bohemia (and the reroofing permit) I doubt that.

  • I’m in the corner of “MontroseResident” where a lot of this is concerned. Houston has a tendency to demolish anything that’s old and replace it with something like – I don’t know – a Stop-n-Go. It creates a very disjointed mess that feels like cultural cleansing. While I don’t live in the Montrose, I can certainly understand the concern of residents who want to see some of its history and character maintained. As a New Orleans native, I REALLY appreciate historic preservation.