The Abandoned Side of Houston, Texas

Derelict railroad with Houston skyline (image by accent on eclectic)

Derelict railroad with Houston skyline (image by accent on eclectic)

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The Houston skyline reflects a glittering and modern city – the fourth-largest in America, a huge port, home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and losing out on the most Fortune 500 companies within a city’s limits only to New York.  It’s hard to imagine that this bustling metropolis – incorporated in 1837 and named after General Sam Houston – has a forgotten side.  Accent on Eclectic has captured this brilliantly…

Abandoned railroad bridge over White Oak Bayou (image by accent on eclectic)

Abandoned railroad bridge over White Oak Bayou (image by accent on eclectic)

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Truss Railroad Bridge (image by accent on eclectic)

Truss Railroad Bridge (image by accent on eclectic)

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Houston Light Guard Armory (image by accent on eclectic)

Houston Light Guard Armory (image by accent on eclectic)

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OLd Houston Lightning & Power plant (image by accent on eclectic)

Old Houston Lightning & Power plant (image by accent on eclectic)

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Harris County Courthouse (image by accent on eclectic)

Harris County Courthouse (image by accent on eclectic)

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Willow Street Pump Station (image by accent on eclectic)

Willow Street Pump Station (image by accent on eclectic)

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Former Garden Oaks Theatre (image by accent on eclectic)

Former Garden Oaks Theatre (image by accent on eclectic)

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De Luxe Movie Theatre (image by accent on eclectic)

De Luxe Movie Theatre (image by accent on eclectic)

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Granada Movie Theatre (image by accent on eclectic)

Granada Movie Theatre (image by accent on eclectic)

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Abandoned lobby of Granada Movie Theatre (image by accent on eclectic)

Abandoned lobby of Granada Movie Theatre (image by accent on eclectic)

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  • http://www.advancedtechrescue.com/categories.php?num=65862&ln=Confined-Space-Rescue-Equipment Confined Rescue Equipment

    Pretty weird to realize that one of the large cities in the US have corners that are being left to rot like this.

  • Lancefurr

    I hate it. Especially when they keep knocking down trees to build the SAME EXACT THINGS being abandoned

 
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