Shopping Saturday: At the Heart of Texas – Foley’s (UPDATE)

UPDATE! When I asked the question – what will happen to the historic Foley’s building? –  in my At the Heart of Texas – Foley’s post just a little over 6 months ago, I had a gut feeling this building/company, which played a major role in Houston’s retail history, would be gone sooner than later. I was right! This 65-year-old landmark building was imploded this morning (September 23, 2013) in downtown Houston.

I was actually heading out of the downtown area just as the implosion took place. As much as I wanted to stay and see this demolition in person, I didn’t think it was a good idea simply because I knew once the building came down, there would be a massive cloud of dust and smoke that would blanket the downtown area for miles. That is exactly what happened. Many folks who were standing and observing this event at street-level soon found themselves running for cover as fast as they could once the dust and smoke started billowing up and out.

WOW! What a sight, huh?!

The implosion was a success and quite bittersweet to watch!

Ecclesiastes 3: 1 — “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” [1]


Source Citation:

1. Ecclesiastes. (1999). In Ecclesiastes 3. The Holy Bible: King James Version. Retrieved September 23, 2013, from


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