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Old Posted Feb 6, 2021, 4:03 AM
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Originally Posted by JManc View Post
I was a kid in the 80's but remember it being pretty eclectic and then moved back down here in the late 90's when they still had the Westheimer Street Fest and when the Pride Parade was still there before it was moved downtown and became a giant commercialized event.
In the 70s, there was a stretch of Westheimer in that area that was lined with very good ethnic restaurants. My parents took me to a Greek restaurant on that stretch. It was really good, and the dancers made us all blush.

When I would come home from college in the 70s, I would escape in the evenings and head right for Montrose. There was a bar called the Farmhouse that use to be a huge mansion. That's where I saw Paul Lynde, who was totally obnoxious and not funny like on Hollywood Squares.

At that time, a lot of Montrose didn't feel safe and looked pretty seedy. Some parts were not bad at all, like where my grandparents lived on Vermont, across the street from Dan Rather. It's a nice area now, but definitely not funky like it was.
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