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Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys

Check out the first and second installments of old Houston photos mashed up with modern-day Houston.

Here we go with our third installment of vintage Houston photos mashed with their present-day locations.

This round we show you several different locations surrounding downtown and Montrose. Also, we go back to 1992 and revisit a British invasion (that happened 20 years ago this Sunday) that even made the boys weep.

Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys
Photos by Abrahán Garza

8. 1601 Welch

Land's Cleaners. Hidden in heart of Montrose, this building is currently being used as mixed use office space.

Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys

7. 1634 Westheimer

Kewpie Cleaners & Dyers. Currently an empty lot across from Poison Girl.

Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys

6. 1832 Westheimer

Alamo Carpet Company, Floor Covering Specialists. Offering Air Conditioned and Ample Parking Spaces. Currently the home of Paulie's Restaurant.

Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys

5. 815 Houston Avenue

Perhaps the strongest standing building in Houston? Virtually unchanged, Knapp Chevrolet has been Downtown's only Chevy dealer since 1939.

 

Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys

4. 904 Westheimer

Felix Mexican Restaurant. Closed in 2008, it had been around for 60 years. It has housed Uchi Sushi since February of this year.

Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys

3. 3000 Caroline

Jennings Cleaners & Dye. Currently 13 Celsius European Wine Bar & Cafe.

Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys

2. 1600 Louisiana

Downtown YMCA. Built in 1941. It had dorms for 270 men, an assembly hall, 19 classrooms, two gyms, six handball courts, indoor pool, youth department and workout areas.

 

Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys

1. 20 years ago: Morrissey at Record Rack July 29, 1992, Shepherd and Alabama.

Fresh from his record-breaking first solo world tour, he nearly caused a riot as 500 people were promised to meet the former Smiths front man in a rare in-store signing and many more showed up. Proof that this was pre-Internet: Not a single mention from any of our local newscasters (many of whom are still on the air) that Morrissey was ever in a band called The Smiths. See video:

Morrissey will be invading the Houston area again on December 2, at Jefferson Theater in Beaumont.


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