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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Nineteenth Century Houston, Texas

Coloradolady and her Vintage Thingies Thursday is being brought to you from Houston, Texas. If you are not too tired from the trip, drop by http://coloradolady.blogspot.com and get a change of scenery.
Notice the stamp for mailing this entire greeting folder was one cent. Those days will never be again. There were a few good things in the other centuries.

Time makes a big difference in all things, especially in Houston.
Chronicle Building and Majestic Theater.
South Texas National Band and Rossonion Apartments.
Preston Street from Main. Also, Union National Bank.
Brazos Hotel and Central Fire Station.
Grand Central Depot and Annex of Bristol Hotel.

20th Century

33 comments:

Marydon said...

So love looking back in time, coming forward ... my, what changes.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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very merry vintage style said...

I love old postcards and letters--especially if they have beautiful handwriting on them. Nobody I know writes like that anymore!
Mary

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love old postcards...and especially LOVE Texas! What a treat to see these! ♥

Ginny said...

Looking at these, a revelation struck me, which you apparently already know. Those old buildings have a beauty about them that the modern skyscrapers just don't have at all!! They are basically boxes. It's a wonder they even needed a designer.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Quiet a nice group of photos. We had a Majestic Theater in our little home town. I am older than dirt and I write just like that. The old school.
QMM

Betsy said...

They sure don't build them like they used to. The architecture is so beautiful and detailed.

Jan n Jer said...

Nice to look back on the past. Things sure have changed since then. Thanx for sharing!

Linda Chapman said...

I so enjoy your 'vinatge' posts!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Ooh, i love old post cards!! thank you for stopping by my blog :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sure has changed, hasn't it????? I loved seeing Houston from years ago.... SO neat. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

My husband has some hand painted cards of locations in his small hometown. Your post has inspired me to pull them out and create something with them. Thanks for sharing!

Regina said...

You know, the perspective is different looking at the old postcards of Texas. My dad was born their but moved to Calif. when he was just four. A great share..
(thanks for your sweet comments too)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love the old postcards! They were always so colorful and inviting. Almost like a painting that draws you in. Thanks for sharing this great collection.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

farmlady said...

Old postcards have the prettiest color to them.
These are wonderful!
Never been to Houston, TX. but I would like to some day.
Great cards...

bj said...

O, I love *going back in time*...we have lived to see a LOT of changes, haven't we, LV.? Some good...some not so good.
I enjoyed seeing these buildings.
Have a blessed weekend, dear one.
Love, bj

Red Nomad OZ said...

I love vintage postcards - they've got so much style and class!! And it's always fascinating to compare the pictures with the present day!

Icy BC said...

Wow..the changes are amazing to see, and I love your post cards collection.

NatureFootstep said...

I have some old postcards from my grandmother. But I look more to the writing then to the photos on them.

Crystal said...

I love all of the Texas history!! Beautiful!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I love old postcards! I enjoyed seeing yours. Have a great day!
*hugs*Deb

jeanne said...

Good morning LV, I love the vintage buildings you shared. They are much more beautiful than the modern ones. A 1 Cent postcard is a thing of the past for sure. There is nothing as constant as change.

Have a happy day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely old pictures! I can remember when postcards cost three cents!

George said...

That folding greeting card is very impressive, but then, so is the cost of mailing it. I hate to think how much it would cost to mail today.

Rebecca said...

The history on these cards is amazing!

Ann said...

Love the old folding card with the incredible pics. That Old Depot must have been a sight in those days. I've so much history from you about Texas. Just love it all.

RonJoeWhite said...

My how things have changed :-)

Beverly said...

Very interesting! I have a few postcards from places that we have lived in the past, and it is amazing to see the changes.

Leovi said...

Beautiful images and a strong agreement between the two periods. Greetings.

Lola said...

Lovely post!

Have a lovely weekend too,

XOXO Lola:)

GardenofDaisies said...

Times do change. I love old architecture though! Wish that there was an attempt to make new buildings look pretty instead of just being concrete and glass.

Sunny Simple Life said...

I think these are an important part of our history. They capture a moment in time. Glad to see them preserved.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Love looking at old photo postcards...old photos in general, actually :o) How amazing to see the architecture in these ones.

Blessings & Aloha!
Thankful that Blogger is up and running again! I have been wanting to comment sooner. yes, we had a wonderful, wonderful weekend with our family and I am very blessed to be keeping busy with the drawing orders...I absolutely love doing them :o)

Katherines Corner said...

I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!