2109 State

In 1935 Samuel Alexander bought a large house on a large lot at 2210 Lubbock.  He resided there until about 1962.  In about 1948 he decided to make a career change and become a grocer.  He constructed a small building on the SE corner of his lot at 2208 Lubbock, which was the Alexander Food Market.  Later it was the Lubbock Street Grocery and then a recreational hall.  That small building was moved to 2109 State in about 1998 to avoid demolition at the same time that 2210 Lubbock was demolished; the store has been repurposed.

Once upon a time a late 19th century house was on the corner lot at 2103 State St.  In 1919 Abe Cohen bought the lot.  The 1930 census says that he was born in Poland; the 1940 census says that he was born in Jerusalem.  He built a new house at 511 Henderson in about 1927.  In 1930 he was a vegetables peddler; in 1933 he constructed a grocery store on the northeast corner of the lot and called it Cohen's Cash Food Market.  He ran the grocery store until he died in 1954.  Later Alf A. Meth lived at 511 Henderson and the store was the Meth Food Market.  We don't know what happened to the store.

Made for appraisal purposes, probably in the 1970s.  Courtesy of Harris Co. Archives.

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