Thursday, January 10, 2019

1317 Telephone Road

1317 Telephone Road

HCAD puts this at being built in 1927, and it has not changed hands since 1992. It likely has been a law office since that time, and no further information is currently available. Photo from author, December 2018.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Platters Seafood Bar & Grill

8125 Katy Freeway

Build date unknown (assumed to be 1980s), this was later 59 Diner before it was closed and demolished for the widening of the Katy Freeway. The McDonald's at 8147 Katy Freeway occupies this site today, though it was briefly part of National Tree & Shrub.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Crain's Garden Center

4511 Highway 6 North

Today, this is a Discount Tire, with Discount Tire's store being built in 1989. Based on aerials, the original garden center dates back to the 1970s. From The Houston Post, June 12, 1985.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Quality Inn (Southwest Freeway)

4020 Southwest Freeway

This hotel was later branded as Comfort Inn based on lingering Internet references (also part of the Choice Hotels brand). Sometime around late 2006 the hotel was closed and demolished as per Google Earth and HCAD records. It was presumed to be built in the 1970s based on Google Earth imagery. The ad is from a tourist guide from the mid-1980s.