Houstoric Project, Volume 7: The East End

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12. The Sociedad Mutualista Benito Juarez Hall. 7320 Navigation Boulevard
The Sociedad Mutualista Benito Juarez Hall was the first purpose non-religious public institution built in Houston's East End by and for Mexican-Americans. Constructed in 1928, it was often referred to as El Salon Juarez and later The Magnolia Hall. It was demolished in 2009.

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13. La Moderna Store. Avenue I and 76th Street
The building was a religious bookstore for as long as can be remembered. Currently closed, but last was home to Libreria Kaliman.

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14. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. 7539 Avenue K
Founded in 1923. The original building is still serving the Magnolia area today.

You can see more from the HoustoricProject at the Houston Visitors Center at City Hall from January 6 to January 31, 2014.

Previous Houstoric Project posts:
Houstoric Project, Volume 1
Houstoric Project, Volume 2
Houstoric Project, Volume 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys
Houstoric Project, Volume 4
Houstoric Project, Volume 5: Baytown Edition
Houstoric Project, Volume 6: Astrodome Edition

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Sara Brown
Sara Brown

Jessica Diaz have you seen this??

Richard Cerda
Richard Cerda

the view from our old bust stop comes in at number 7, Robert Castillo Christina Suarez Zack Pruit Celina Salas

Mayling Tate
Mayling Tate

Those pics bring back so many memories, some wonderful while others i chose to forget, of my old stomping grounds! Aaaah, to be young again!! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!!

Jesse Berrospe
Jesse Berrospe

I live in East End and have seen the changes since the 60's particularly around neighborhood by Austin high school

Puller58
Puller58 topcommenter

Lived there with my grandmother years ago on Avenue S.  Shotgun house, noisy neighbors, God I hated it there. 

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