Saturday, September 22, 2012

Memories, Palm Trees

From hither
Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene at 1412 N. Martel Ave. just after noon today, but it was too late for the tree trimmer.
& yon:
The male victim is at least 30 feet off the ground at 1412 N. Martel Ave., and will likely remain there for several hours as firefighters determine the best way to remove the body.
A deal to us, as we lived at 1430 N. Martel from 1974-85, when we moved to the 3600 (or so) blk. of Effie St., close to this property advertised for US$20.00/mo. in Dec. 1934. 51 yrs. later, our three-room dump ran US$600.00/mo. And it was a literal dump: No heat, broken windows, eventually we had to drill a hole in the wall & let the kitchen sink drain onto the porch.
Not actually so near to Sunset & Hoover.
Tip o' the M.B. chapeau to Jesus Sanchez of The Eastsider for e-mailing us the actual advert.

Rent when we moved into the Martel address was US$232.50/mo. (The $2.50 might have been for the refrigerator.)

3 comments:

Weldon Berger said...

Nothing to do with this post but since I was already in the neighborhood ...

Double amputee in wheelchair shot and killed by Houston officer at group home

Aunt Snow said...

Jeebus.

M. Bouffant said...

Mental Health Editor:
We never thought group homes were a good idea: Too many crazy people, at least for us.

Having lived in Houston, the same applies to the city itself.