Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#21 Jun 19, 2011
Norma E wrote:
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At one time there were two theaters on Shaw St. The oldest one is now an indoor gun range.
The one I recall is the one that became a gun range.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#22 Jun 19, 2011
I'm pretty sure the one my mom was born in was the one on Shaw - tiny little thing! She was born in 1940.

And I think I remember the KPRC radio tower, but that might just be me imagining things. It would have been the very early 70's.
Norma E

Spring, TX

#23 Jun 19, 2011
Some interesting information I came across while searching Pasadena History

Pasadena, The Early Years
Historical Timeline by C. David Pomeroy, Jr.

1895 - Feb 14.8 deg., 20" snow in Houston, 24" in Deer Park.

1899 - Feb. 8 degrees, Snow drifts 10' in Galveston, Galveston Bay froze over.
Norma E

Spring, TX

#24 Jun 19, 2011
NatNorrisStarwynn wrote:
I'm pretty sure the one my mom was born in was the one on Shaw - tiny little thing! She was born in 1940.
And I think I remember the KPRC radio tower, but that might just be me imagining things. It would have been the very early 70's.
My brother was born in 1950 at Pasadena General Hospital which was on Southmore just west of Shaver and as far as I know I never heard mention of any other hospital in later years.

If your mother was raised on the north side of town then she would remember when 225 was a railroad and the park on the west side of the high school, right along the edge of the bayou, when it had a small zoo with alligators and some birds of some sort. I really don't remember it all.

Is your mother still living?
pure white camelia

Houston, TX

#25 Jun 20, 2011
Anyone remember the Klan book store on Center street?

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#26 Jun 20, 2011
pure white camelia wrote:
Anyone remember the Klan book store on Center street?
Klan book store? Didn't know about that one.

Do remember their meeting or office place on Red Bluff.

“Still waters run deep.....”

Since: Jul 10

Kirkland, IL

#27 Jun 20, 2011
The bookstore was close to Red Bluff on Center.

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#28 Jun 20, 2011
Norma E wrote:
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Klan book store? Didn't know about that one.
Do remember their meeting or office place on Red Bluff.
The Klan Bookstore I went to in 1973 was on Red Bluff near Harris. My brother was a journalism student at San Jac and it was part of an assignment. The building is gone or unrecognizable now. They used to park an old schoolbus on the side of Red Bluff with a sign in the back window - "N*****s Beware".

My brother also had an assignment to review "Deep Throat". It was playing at the Capitan and there was a huge obscenity trial going on at the courthouse about it. About 12 of us students went together. It was creepy.

Times have changed.
Remember

La Porte, TX

#29 Jun 20, 2011
Anyone remember the Green KKK building..

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#30 Jun 20, 2011
Norma E wrote:
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My brother was born in 1950 at Pasadena General Hospital which was on Southmore just west of Shaver and as far as I know I never heard mention of any other hospital in later years.
If your mother was raised on the north side of town then she would remember when 225 was a railroad and the park on the west side of the high school, right along the edge of the bayou, when it had a small zoo with alligators and some birds of some sort. I really don't remember it all.
Is your mother still living?
Norma, unfortunately my mom isn't still living. But I remember that park. Actually, a peacock flew to my grandmother's house there once from that park's zoo!:) I don't remember ever seeing it - I was very very young. And yes, it would make sense that 255 was a railroad the way that bit of city is set up there.:)

I remember seeing the old Shaw hospital. It was already shut down by the early 70's, but the building was still there and indeed was 2-story as East Tx described.:) The one that others referred to (at that time) as the "old" Pasadena hospital is the one you're describing, which I always thought was funny because I believe it was still in operation then. I guess that makes the Shaw one the "ancient" Pasadena hospital.:)

I tried to look up stuff on it last night, pictures maybe, but couldn't find anything and had to get some sleep. I might ask on the facebook page if anyone remembers it; there are some Pasadena originals there.:)

Incidentally, mom related that Pasadena used to be a pretty cultured town! Lots of theatre, music, acting, etc. I think her parents came here in '38 to work at the paper mill.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#31 Jun 20, 2011
KidShelleen wrote:
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The Klan Bookstore I went to in 1973 was on Red Bluff near Harris. My brother was a journalism student at San Jac and it was part of an assignment. The building is gone or unrecognizable now. They used to park an old schoolbus on the side of Red Bluff with a sign in the back window - "N*****s Beware".
My brother also had an assignment to review "Deep Throat". It was playing at the Capitan and there was a huge obscenity trial going on at the courthouse about it. About 12 of us students went together. It was creepy.
Times have changed.
IIRC, my mom said that in early Pasadena there was a sign at the town's edge saying something about "don't let the sunset hit your back" meaning that African Americans needed to be out of town by the time the sun set. I don't know if that's true or not, but that would make sense with the truck's back window story.
east texas

Lufkin, TX

#32 Jun 20, 2011
NatNorrisStarwynn wrote:
I'm pretty sure the one my mom was born in was the one on Shaw - tiny little thing! She was born in 1940.
And I think I remember the KPRC radio tower, but that might just be me imagining things. It would have been the very early 70's.
If she was born in 1940 I'm sure it was on Shaw. It was the only one in Pasadena at the time. I believe the nearest hospital to it at the time was the Parkview Hospital on Harrisburg at about 75th St.
What Ever

La Porte, TX

#33 Jun 20, 2011
NatNorrisStarwynn wrote:
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IIRC, my mom said that in early Pasadena there was a sign at the town's edge saying something about "don't let the sunset hit your back" meaning that African Americans needed to be out of town by the time the sun set. I don't know if that's true or not, but that would make sense with the truck's back window story.
TRUE...they had to make it out of Deer park and Pasadena..The black people tryed to never pass the KKK building day or night.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#34 Jun 20, 2011
OK, I want to say that the old old hospital was at around 189 W. Shaw. There's a red-brick 2-story building back in there behind old trees, and I believe that was it. And I'm 200% sure she was born on the small red-brick hospital on Shaw that would be on the Winona side of the street. Neat that someone else remembers it!

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#35 Jun 20, 2011
What Ever wrote:
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TRUE...they had to make it out of Deer park and Pasadena..The black people tryed to never pass the KKK building day or night.
Amazing. You know, our family was living in Baton Rouge, LA in the late 60's. I know they were trying to teach us kids better race relations at the time, and I also know that while my peers were into it, the older kids just weren't and there were lots of problems. It's weird to have any memory of that type of era, really. I'm actually glad that I remember because it reminds me that hatred really can bloom and flourish if you let it.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#36 Jun 20, 2011
I just found that apparently the first theater and the hospital were built in 1937. The hospital was the Pasadena Clinic & Hospital (Dr. E. E. Conners), and the theatre was the Rita/Pasadena Theater.

http://www.earlytexashistory.com/Pasadena/his...

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#37 Jun 20, 2011
KidShelleen wrote:
<quoted text>The Klan Bookstore I went to in 1973 was on Red Bluff near Harris. My brother was a journalism student at San Jac and it was part of an assignment. The building is gone or unrecognizable now. They used to park an old schoolbus on the side of Red Bluff with a sign in the back window - "N*****s Beware".

My brother also had an assignment to review "Deep Throat". It was playing at the Capitan and there was a huge obscenity trial going on at the courthouse about it. About 12 of us students went together. It was creepy.

Times have changed.
Are you sure you saw "Deep Throat" at the Capitan and not at the RedBluff Drive In that showed XXX rated movies?:~\
east texas

Lufkin, TX

#38 Jun 20, 2011
NatNorrisStarwynn wrote:
I just found that apparently the first theater and the hospital were built in 1937. The hospital was the Pasadena Clinic & Hospital (Dr. E. E. Conners), and the theatre was the Rita/Pasadena Theater.
http://www.earlytexashistory.com/Pasadena/his...
Dr. Conners was our family Dr at the time. He was a good old country Doctor.

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#39 Jun 20, 2011
Norma E wrote:
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My brother was born in 1950 at Pasadena General Hospital which was on Southmore just west of Shaver and as far as I know I never heard mention of any other hospital in later years.
If your mother was raised on the north side of town then she would remember when 225 was a railroad and the park on the west side of the high school, right along the edge of the bayou, when it had a small zoo with alligators and some birds of some sort. I really don't remember it all.
Is your mother still living?
I remember going to the zoo with my kindergarten class around 1959. It had a zebra and some sort of big cat. It was in what is now called Memorial Park, just west of Pasadena High, on the bayou.

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#40 Jun 20, 2011
Norma E wrote:
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Are you sure you saw "Deep Throat" at the Capitan and not at the RedBluff Drive In that showed XXX rated movies?:~\
The Capitan had fallen on hard times in the early 70's. Like I said, it was creepy to see porn where I saw A Hard Days Night, and, the incredible Mr. Limpitt.

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