From the Houston Chronicle “Then and now: Houston Streets” August 24, 1964: This pylon stands on Buffalo Speedway north of Bissonnet, marking the location of the newly renovated and enlarged Speedway Shopping Center. Located on a five-acre tract, the center contains 38,000 square feet of floor space and its stores and shops offer a wide variety of merchandise and services.
An amazing photo courtesy of the Houston Chronicle Archives (added 2-June-2001) This view looks east in the vicinity of Hazard Street or Shepherd, Houston, Texas, for the Southwest Freeway. Circa 1958.
Think about this next time you’re zooming downtown from SW Houston!