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WEINER'S STORE at the corner of Washington Avenue and Durham. Now a pawn shop...

WEINER'S STORE at the corner of Washington Avenue and Durham. Now a pawn shop...

The Candle Shop at Westbury Square. Employees and a customer are showing off the inside of the shop where the candles were handmade and quite beautiful.  It is believed by several former employees that the man on the right is store manager Paul Campos.

The Candle Shop at Westbury Square. Employees and a customer are showing off the inside of the shop where the candles were handmade and quite beautiful. It is believed by several former employees that the man on the right is store manager Paul Campos.

The Hotel Brazos on Houston's Washington Avenue.

The Hotel Brazos on Houston's Washington Avenue.

Joskes department store Art Deco facade - San Antonio TX [This is a flashback view for visitors and residents. The facade still still stands for all to see. ~sdh]

Joskes department store Art Deco facade - San Antonio TX [This is a flashback view for visitors and residents. The facade still still stands for all to see. ~sdh]

The Pig Stand on Washington Avenue in  Houston, Texas.   Shirley McClaine filmed a scene from "Evening Star" here.

The Pig Stand on Washington Avenue in Houston, Texas. Shirley McClaine filmed a scene from "Evening Star" here.

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Rothman's Pawn Shop, 149 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan. (May 18, 1938)

Rothman's Pawn Shop, 149 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan. (May 18, 1938)

Back when it opened, it was called Gulfgate Shopping City. And it was an open-air shopping center, a new concept in those days.  Gulfgate opened on Sept. 20, 1956. By 1964, the shopping center had 70 stores, 5,500 parking spots and covered 802,770 square feet.

Back when it opened, it was called Gulfgate Shopping City. And it was an open-air shopping center, a new concept in those days. Gulfgate opened on Sept. 20, 1956. By 1964, the shopping center had 70 stores, 5,500 parking spots and covered 802,770 square feet.

record stores... - one thing that makes me sad for people who are a lot younger is that they largely missed out on the record store. I used to hit all of them and comb for jems, and downloading from itunes isn't the same experience. The last great record store I know of that's still open does have a cat, though.

record stores... - one thing that makes me sad for people who are a lot younger is that they largely missed out on the record store. I used to hit all of them and comb for jems, and downloading from itunes isn't the same experience. The last great record store I know of that's still open does have a cat, though.

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