June 22, 2007

Heritage is more important than the bottom line

pic by Christine

It turns out Houston may have a soul, after all. The nearsighted momentum to raze and pave over two of its priceless treasures, the River Oaks Theatre and the Art Deco Alabama Theatre (currently the Bookstop), may have slowed. There are plans to designate both as landmarks, providing a tax break that could discourage their demolition.

Michael Stravato for The New York Times

Meanwhile, here in Naconowhere, the recently restored (damaged as the result of Hurricane Rita) neon of the SFA Theater blazes away (taken Tuesday morning):

Ain't it purty?

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