News About At-Risk Buildings and Neighborhoods


Quarterly General Membership Meeting

 Please join us for our Quarterly General Membership Meeting on Monday June 9th, 2014.  We'll be awarding our 2014 Neighborhood Grants and unveiling our 2014 Architecture at Risk List.  It's 7:00 pm at Turner House 401 N. Rosemont.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.  For more information contact risk(at) heritageoc.org   

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


1. Humble Service Station 2012

1. HUMBLE OIL SERVICE STATION - ZANG AND BECKLEY - 1929

UPDATE 5/30/12 - A meeting has been scheduled in the next week with Councilmember Jasso, the developer and the Lake Cliff Neighborhood Association.  The developer says the space is too small for his needs and must be demolished.  He will work with the neighborhood to create something similar in style.  Ironically, he will also seek "Gateway" zoning decreasing setbacks from the street.  Granting him these changes allows a greater footprint and in effect a larger structure, making demolition more likely and profitable.  A 15 foot setback is currently required on Beckley and Zang.  Preservation should be part of any deal on set back variances.

If you would like a different outcome like for instance that the developer use the existing historic facade along with new constrcution - EXPRESS YOURSELF!  Write your councilperson today.

Delia Jasso District 1
Scott Griggs District 3 



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Humble Oil Service Station - Zang and Beckley


Humble Oil was founded in Texas in 1911. Their stations were once found throughout the state. They later merged with Standard Oil and were re-branded as Exxon in 1972. It took the Humble Oil Company almost 6 months to gain permission to build their art deco service station at the corner of Zang and Beckley.


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Humble Oil Ad - 1930

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