Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 3: Cleaners, Carpets and Chevys

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Old, meet new.
Check out the first and second installments of old Houston photos mashed up with modern-day Houston.

Here we go with our third installment of vintage Houston photos mashed with their present-day locations.

This round we show you several different locations surrounding downtown and Montrose. Also, we go back to 1992 and revisit a British invasion (that happened 20 years ago this Sunday) that even made the boys weep.

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Photos by Abrahán Garza
8. 1601 Welch

Land's Cleaners. Hidden in heart of Montrose, this building is currently being used as mixed use office space.

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7. 1634 Westheimer

Kewpie Cleaners & Dyers. Currently an empty lot across from Poison Girl.

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6. 1832 Westheimer

Alamo Carpet Company, Floor Covering Specialists. Offering Air Conditioned and Ample Parking Spaces. Currently the home of Paulie's Restaurant.

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5. 815 Houston Avenue

Perhaps the strongest standing building in Houston? Virtually unchanged, Knapp Chevrolet has been Downtown's only Chevy dealer since 1939.

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