Sunday, October 25, 2015

413 Texas Avenue, A Distinctly Former Pizza Inn

Picture taken late October 2015, shortly before rainclouds rolled in and drenched the town.

The rather ragged-looking "Rodney D. Young Insurance" at 413 Texas Avenue, which looks like a candidate for demolition should something better come along (the Exxon at the corner is constantly being ragged on as being an eyesore in a prime location). It was a Pizza Inn in the late 1960s (Brazos CAD says it was built in 1966) to sometime in the mid-1980s (and I'm not sure when Rodney D. Young came in, since I don't have city directories, only a few phone books). In 1989, it was Star Video and by 1993 it was EZ Pawn. As of January 2018, the location is no longer Rodney D. Young Insurance, it is now Legacy Tattoo Lounge.

1970s phone book. It still looks remarkably similar.

EDIT 7-28-2018: Integrated August 10, 2016 edit into main post. Removed two paragraphs irrelevant to the main topic. Added Legacy Tattoo Lounge mention.