The Houston Press Moves to New Digs, From Downtown to Midtown

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Photos by Abrahán Garza
Our home for the past 15 years and how it looked even before that

The Houston Press is moving offices this weekend. We've been located at 1621 Milam Suite #100 for the past 15 years and a lot has certainly changed. Moving from the Galleria area off of the West Loop to Downtown was a pretty big deal in 1998. Downtown Houston was just beginning its rebirth, long before the light rail, before Midtown was considered Midtown and when Metro buses still operated up and down Main Street.

Built in 1927, the Houston Press building was originally the home of Shelor Motor Company and later Gillman Pontiac in the 1960s. The historic building itself hasn't changed much. Its signature 50 x 240 foot mural that wraps around two sides of the building was painted by artist Suzanne Sellers in 1994. The trompe l'oeil mural can be seen from Milam, Leeland and Travis Streets.


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melissa17tx
melissa17tx

Wow.  Great video Abrahan.  Glad to see all those familiar faces.  Hope everyone is still doing well.  Time for another happy hour after you guys get settled in new abode.

mmv

entroposloc
entroposloc

Make sure someone alerts the guy who shits in the parking lot. 

dhayes01
dhayes01

Yep, you nailed the photo, Mr. Garza. Nicely done.

vodkinator
vodkinator

You guys moved a block away from me! Welcome to the neighborhood! No get offa my lawn ya darn kids!

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