Category Archives: History

Good Brick Tour 2017

Two residences of the 2East development were featured on Preservation Houston’s Good Brick Tour of 2017. The Firestation No.2, and one of the Garrow Victorians were on the tour.  Here is the Tour guide, published by Houston House & Home … Continue reading

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Colors of the Victorians

Restoration/ renovation work is well underway on the Victorians, and they are all coming back to life in full color. Looking back, they were infused with such color when we found them. Old and new, it’s a reminder of the … Continue reading

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Firestation texture

Later this week, the Firestation Engine Hall will get a new concrete floor, as the old one is of questionable quality, as well as having a slope down to the main doors for the horse drawn and, later, motorized fire … Continue reading

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HFD Pictorial History upcoming book

In 2012, F. Scott Mellott, retired firefighter, and Story Jones Sloane, III, published The Pictorial History of the Houston Fire Department, 1895-1980.  Scott recently announced that pre-sales for a second volume are being taken here.  This volume will cover 1980-2014 … Continue reading

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Firestation #2 Mascots

We’ve learned of a couple of the Firestation Mascots, dogs who were part of the team, who seem to be still on the site, in spirit. According to Betty Kanka of Horseshoe Bay, TX, who lived near the Firestation and … Continue reading

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The fascinating history of the Garrow Victorians

The Garrow Victorians are a group of late 19th century folk victorian homes that tell the tale of an ambitious young man by the name of Andrew J. Kuhn.  He designed and built these homes in a then-new development named … Continue reading

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The history of Engine House 2

One of the initial goals of the restoration of Engine House 2, was to achieve the City of Houston’s historic Landmark status, which helps to protect the firestation for years to come.  In order to have the building recognized by … Continue reading

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