Tag: adaptive reuse

By Boulevard Realty

Rediscovering Yale St. Bridge—Again

We were sad to say last year that the Yale Street Bridge would be closed until the end of 2017 or early 2018 for a necessary reconstruction after exhaustive restoration and preservation efforts. Chief Boulevardian Bill Baldwin also led the effort to preserve the original bridge bricks, in what started as a crowdfunding effort but led to the adaptive reuse…

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By Bill Baldwin

Bill’s 50 Places to Rediscover | #13: Historic Avondale

This post is part of a series called Bill's 50 Things Most Houstonians are likely fairly familiar with Montrose. Sitting in the heart of the inner loop, this popular Houston neighborhood is surrounded by countless amenities all sharing an artsy vibe, and its central location makes getting to pretty much any part of Houston fairly easy….

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By Bill Baldwin

Bill’s 50 Places to Rediscover | #11: Houston Heights Fire Station

This post is part of a series called Bill's 50 Things As a longtime Heights resident with a love for historic constructions, there are many old buildings in the neighborhood that have a soft spot in my heart. Few more so than the Heights Fire Station at 12th and Yale. This historic building, which celebrated…

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By Bill Baldwin

Bill’s 50 Things to Rediscover | #1.5: The Astrodome – Closing & Future

This post is part of a series called Bill's 50 Things Part One of the blog about the Astrodome [Bill’s 50 Things to Rediscover | #1: The Astrodome Opening] deals with the concept and early days of the sports facility as well as some of its early problems. This blog includes issues that brought about…

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By Bill Baldwin

Bill’s 50 Activities to Rediscover | #4: Enjoy a Parklet!

This post is part of a series called Bill's 50 Things On the year of his 50th birthday, Boulevard Realty broker/owner Bill Baldwin is highlighting 50 things to see/experience in the inner loop. These are things that sometimes fall under the radar of even native Houstonians, but that he loves and wants to share. One…

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By Bill Baldwin

Bill’s 50 Places to Rediscover | #3: Smither Park

This post is part of a series called Bill's 50 Things On the year of his 50th birthday, Boulevard Realty broker/owner Bill Baldwin is highlighting 50 things to see/experience in the inner loop. These are things that sometimes fall under the radar of even native Houstonians, but that he loves and wants to share. When…

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By Bill Baldwin

Bill’s 50 Things to Rediscover | #1: The Astrodome Opening

This post is part of a series called Bill's 50 Things The Astrodome opened the year I was born (1965) as Harris County Domed Stadium and was nicknamed the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” I can still remember going there. My dad was a coach during the “Luv ya Blue” days of the Houston Oilers so the…

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