Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Urban Decay

Beloved Westbury Square in Southwest Houston.

Still standing but reduced to shambles.

Anyone who was around in the '60-'90s remembers its hayday. The galleria before the Galleria.

I often went to the unique specialty shops with my grandmother - candle stores, fabric stores, restaurants, her hair salon every Saturday!.

Every halloween all the shops opened their doors to trick-or-treaters and there was a makeshift haunted house that has now been replaced by Home Depot.

All that's left is Honey's Sno-Ball truck in the parking lot (delicious sno-cones, by the way!).

With all of the debate about demolishing the remains, why can't it be rebuilt to it's former charm? That would make MANY Houstonians happy!
westbury sq

(older pictures courtesy of houston press and houston architecture)

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