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Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#1 Jun 19, 2011
Did anyone grow up in the old part of Pasadena in the 50's?

In the areas between 225 and the Washburn tunnel.
Well Yeah

United States

#2 Jun 19, 2011
I am sure lots of people grew up there.I don't know any one personally, but there were neighborhoods there and I am sure people lived in the houses. lol

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#3 Jun 19, 2011
I didn't grow up there, but we shopped there. I can't remember anything other than the HUGE buildings. (I was really small). We would see who could hold their breath from one end of the tunnel to the other.

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#4 Jun 19, 2011
There is a building directly across from "No Name BBQ" (Main & Shaw St.) that was a radio station in the 50's and part of the 60's.

That is what I'm specifically asking about.

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#5 Jun 19, 2011
Well Yeah wrote:
I am sure lots of people grew up there.I don't know any one personally, but there were neighborhoods there and I am sure people lived in the houses. lol
You're right. There are still some neighborhoods there that people still live.
east texas

Lufkin, TX

#6 Jun 19, 2011
We lived in the east end of houston (near Milby HS)and used the old Pasadena Hospital (now gone)with Dr Connor, Dr Wild, Dr Ducroz. That was the nearest Hospital to us at the time. That was the shopping area at the time.
east texas

Lufkin, TX

#7 Jun 19, 2011
Norma E wrote:
There is a building directly across from "No Name BBQ" (Main & Shaw St.) that was a radio station in the 50's and part of the 60's.
That is what I'm specifically asking about.
I believe that was the transmitter for KPRC.(correct me if I'm wrong.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#8 Jun 19, 2011
My mom did - off of Winona Drive. We went there a lot when I was young, and she told me about the movie theatre, showed me the OLD Pasadena hospital where she was born (on the 4th of July in the 40's), etc. I could see the remnants of what probably was a lovely and modern little main street.:) Unfortunately, my grandmother's house was razed as the neighborhood (which looked so cute with its little stone bridge, etc) was torn down. If you grew up there, I wonder if you knew her - Sandy Ellis?

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#9 Jun 19, 2011
east texas wrote:
<quoted text>I believe that was the transmitter for KPRC.(correct me if I'm wrong.
I always thought it was a radio station but what I'm trying to find out is there was a statue?, that was on top of the building and it seems like it was of a cowboy?, called Sugarfoot.

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#10 Jun 19, 2011
east texas wrote:
We lived in the east end of houston (near Milby HS)and used the old Pasadena Hospital (now gone)with Dr Connor, Dr Wild, Dr Ducroz. That was the nearest Hospital to us at the time. That was the shopping area at the time.
There was a hospital on Tatar/Pasadena Blvd. and then there was one on Southmore.

The main shopping area I recall was the strip where the Capitan Theatre is and then gradually started moving South when the Pasadena Bank building (skyscraper) was built.

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#11 Jun 19, 2011
NatNorrisStarwynn wrote:
My mom did - off of Winona Drive. We went there a lot when I was young, and she told me about the movie theatre, showed me the OLD Pasadena hospital where she was born (on the 4th of July in the 40's), etc. I could see the remnants of what probably was a lovely and modern little main street.:) Unfortunately, my grandmother's house was razed as the neighborhood (which looked so cute with its little stone bridge, etc) was torn down. If you grew up there, I wonder if you knew her - Sandy Ellis?
No, I grew up on Shaver down by the tunnel circle.

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#12 Jun 19, 2011
NatNorrisStarwynn wrote:
My mom did - off of Winona Drive. We went there a lot when I was young, and she told me about the movie theatre, showed me the OLD Pasadena hospital where she was born (on the 4th of July in the 40's), etc. I could see the remnants of what probably was a lovely and modern little main street.:) Unfortunately, my grandmother's house was razed as the neighborhood (which looked so cute with its little stone bridge, etc) was torn down. If you grew up there, I wonder if you knew her - Sandy Ellis?
That was in the same general area I grew up. We went to a little church on Pitts.

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#13 Jun 19, 2011
NatNorrisStarwynn wrote:
My mom did - off of Winona Drive. We went there a lot when I was young, and she told me about the movie theatre, showed me the OLD Pasadena hospital where she was born (on the 4th of July in the 40's), etc. I could see the remnants of what probably was a lovely and modern little main street.:) Unfortunately, my grandmother's house was razed as the neighborhood (which looked so cute with its little stone bridge, etc) was torn down. If you grew up there, I wonder if you knew her - Sandy Ellis?
At one time there were two theaters on Shaw St. The oldest one is now an indoor gun range.
cowgirl

Deer Park, TX

#14 Jun 19, 2011
This isn't regarding Pasadena, but you guys sparked a memory... Remember the KIKK station on Center in DP?

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#15 Jun 19, 2011
cowgirl wrote:
This isn't regarding Pasadena, but you guys sparked a memory... Remember the KIKK station on Center in DP?
I don't remember that. When was that?
cowgirl

Deer Park, TX

#16 Jun 19, 2011
I'm not sure when it took off, but the building was there 70's--mid 90's. Wow, so many memories!!
east texas

Lufkin, TX

#17 Jun 19, 2011
Norma E wrote:
<quoted text>
There was a hospital on Tatar/Pasadena Blvd. and then there was one on Southmore.
The main shopping area I recall was the strip where the Capitan Theatre is and then gradually started moving South when the Pasadena Bank building (skyscraper) was built.
The hospital I am referring to was on Shaw. I remember it as two stories. I broke my arm when I was a sophmore in high school and Dr Wild Set it in that hospital.
east texas

Lufkin, TX

#18 Jun 19, 2011
east texas wrote:
<quoted text> I believe that was the transmitter for KPRC.(correct me if I'm wrong.
Just did some research and the radio transmitter located on LaPorte Road in Pasadena (Deep Water) was KPRC and KTRh and was their in the 30's. I remember the antenna towers. I believe it was about where the Crown Central tank farm was on LaPorte Road and Red Bluff.
Norma E

Spring, TX

#19 Jun 19, 2011
east texas wrote:
<quoted text>The hospital I am referring to was on Shaw. I remember it as two stories. I broke my arm when I was a sophmore in high school and Dr Wild Set it in that hospital.
That must have been before the ones I mentioned.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#20 Jun 19, 2011
cowgirl wrote:
This isn't regarding Pasadena, but you guys sparked a memory... Remember the KIKK station on Center in DP?
Oh, I remember that, yes. I was pretty young but my mom told me what it was all about. So whenever we drove by there was always some stink-eye being directed in that way.

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