Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Old Houston Store Signs

A few years ago I decided on a project - to photograph many of the older store signs that remained on the streets of inner Houston. These are in a Flickr set. Last night, Flickrite Nick-D posted 8 comments that all point to this set being history in the very near future. But the biggest disappointment was not a sign being pulled down but an entire block, the Alabama Picture House:
The Alabama Picture HouseHow this could happen I just don't know, but, knowing the greed of the average Houston developer, it is certainly possible. Buildings don't have to be a 100 years old to qualify on a historic register - the Gage Hotel in Marathon has been listed for years and yet was only built in 1927.