The Rossonian Cleaners building is part of the historic streetscape of what was once a major retail artery leading from Midtown to neighborhoods farther south. The original section of the building was completed in 1928 for Rossonian Cleaners and Tailors. Although a later addition to the south side of the building has been altered, the 1928 structure retains almost all its original architectural features.
The Cohen Building, 2919-35 Main Street, is one of the last surviving reminders of a time when the stretch of Main Street in the old South End — now known as Midtown — was Houston’s first suburban retail corridor.
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.
Nearly 200 of Preservation Houston’s members and friends gathered November 29 to ring in the holiday season in the penthouse lounge of The Star, the Good Brick Award-winning residential conversion of the historic Texas Company Building downtown.