I accomplished exactly nothing that I meant to today. Instead I went out for lunch with some old friends, attended a 15-year-old’s birthday party, and got my nails done with my lovely daughters. It was great!

Still feeling a bit light headed, I offer this afternoon two great photos that aren’t of Rice. They’re a couple of aerials that came to us from the Bellaire Historical Society. The first was taken in 1936:

Bellaire HIstorical Society aerial 1936 046

The second is undated and you can actually see Rice in the top right hand corner. I’m hoping one of you can date it:

Bellaire HIstorical Society aerial nd 045




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5 Responses to Hooky

  1. Stephen Fox says:


    Thanks for the cool aerial photos. The photo looking from Bellaire to the east is about 1969. Notice that Neiman-Marcus is there but the Galleria is not yet out of the ground.

    Best SF


  2. effegee says:

    Definitely. Herman Brown and Space Physics are present at Rice. Sewall is not.

  3. Barney L. McCoy says:

    It’s after 1965 because the Wortham Tower on Allen Pkwy is in the picture, but before 1970 when the Galleria opened.
    Barney L. McCoy, Hanszen 67

  4. Texas Anderson says:

    I’d love more info re the two photos. Can you point out some the streets ?
    Your “articles” are great. Thanks much. ~texas

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