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21-JUL-2012 LynnH


Richmond, TX

Weekly Challenge #119 - Before and After
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Trav's burned up on July 11, 2012. Here is the article from the news...

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas—Flames shot as high as 100 feet into the air as a 5-alarm fire swept through a popular bar in Fort Bend County early Wednesday.
Trav’s Roadhouse on FM 762, just south of Highway 59, was packed with people having a good time when flames sent them running from the building.
Employees and bar patrons first smelled smoke, then saw flames around 11 p.m. They grabbed fire extinguishers and whatever they could to try and
put out the fire, but the flames were just too intense and moving quickly.

Firefighters from Richmond, Sugar Land, Needville and Fairchild joined together to battle the massive blaze; pumping nearly 100,000 gallons of water to douse out the flames.

The fire was finally brought under control around 2 a.m., but the historic bar is a total loss.

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Wei O'Connell24-Jul-2012 04:39
So sad! Looks like a fun place to hang out with friends.
sue anne24-Jul-2012 00:44
Such a difference and sorry about the fire.
Jola Dziubinska23-Jul-2012 23:50
Excellent presentation, though so sad.
Chris(tine)23-Jul-2012 20:51
Scary stuff, what a shame. Very good for "then and now" though.
J. Scott Coile23-Jul-2012 19:56
I remember that picture. Amazing that you captured it so closely to it's demise. Sad :-(
joseantonio23-Jul-2012 16:20
Very nice work. v
Flo Hendry23-Jul-2012 07:52
Great idea for the challenge and very well presented. New bar looks pretty nice.
Irene Wehrli23-Jul-2012 06:58
Fire is something that makes us nearly helpless - so sad, but good work to compare the before and after view!
Timothy Guenther23-Jul-2012 02:01
So sad. Good comparison.
Walter O. Koenig23-Jul-2012 00:36
Strong documentary work. What a change a year makes.
Jeff Real22-Jul-2012 22:02
Bad news...great photography. ~V~
laine22-Jul-2012 22:00
what a sad loss that is ruthless!!
Karen Stuebing22-Jul-2012 21:46
Great then and now. Shame to lose a classic watering hole like this. Two great images show the story. V.
larose forest photos22-Jul-2012 20:50
It is the end of a classic roadhouse... very sad. But a couple of great images, Lynn, showing what was and now is. V
Stephanie22-Jul-2012 20:17
How sad..... :(
Brenda22-Jul-2012 20:15
Sad to lose a historical site like this...