02 December 2008

Residents of Midtown Houston, I found your street sign.

Hey Houstonians, have you noticed the street sign missing from the corner of Bagby & Bremond in Midtown? Well, I found it. 2367 miles away at the corner of NE 7th & Tillamook here in Portland.
Don't worry, its in a nice place, a traffic circle with a tree and some shrubbery and a whole lot of leaves. So many stories are floating around my head about how it got here, who brought it here, has someone had it hanging around their garage for awhile and needed to get rid of it? Some elaborate prank? I've stolen a few street signs in my time, I know how it goes. It seems like such a fun idea until you're trying to figure out how to get rid of it...

So, what's up Houston? You guys have any idea what its doing here? You want it back?
On Google Street View, Bagby & Bremond looks like a nice corner. A couple of apartment buildings, some sort of industrial lot, a nice view of the skyline. Not too different from its current resting place. I can't seem to spot the sign in these shots, maybe its been missing for awhile...
There's a coffee shop a block down the street from the corner that would fit in here in Portland. If I'm ever in Houston other than George Bush Intercontinental Airport, (that is another post completely), this neighborhood is on the itinerary.



4 comments:

josh said...

Wow

Only you (or maybe Hal) would find a thing as random as that. nice work!

Adam Brackman said...

Hi,
Im on the board of the Midtown Management District (www.houstonmidtown.com) and just saw that you found this. I cant imagine how it got up there, perhaps Ike ripped it off the sign and it landed up there???
We will have to figure a way to get it back down here, those things aren't cheap!

Oregarus said...

Nice find John. Wish I had seen it. Might have to take a walk tomorrow myself.

Ed Williams said...

I am appalled...we manufacture those signs! My installers obviously installed that sign in the wrong location. NOW I understand why the overtime numbers for that month were so out of whack....