PH Watch List: Weiner's Dry Goods Store No. 12

Renderings of proposed alterations to the former Weiner’s Dry Goods Store No. 12 (1946, Irving R. Klein) at 4901 Washington Avenue were released in mid-December 2018. A remodeling of the property to accommodate a new tenant, Arizona-based beer garden chain Bottled Blonde, includes eliminating the largely extant Streamline Moderne-style façade.

Chevron's demolition of historic Shelor Motor Company Building downtown appears imminent

With permits in place and the site fenced off, Chevron is moving forward with the demolition of one of the last remnants of downtown Houston's automobile row of the 1920s. Architectural historian Stephen Fox has written an article for the Houston Chronicle's Gray Matters explaining why the energy corporation should preserve the former Shelor Motor Company (1928), 1621 Milam at Pease. Preservation Houston has contacted Chevron encouraging the company to halt the demolition.