610 Preston St. – Houston TX (built 1884; demolition date unknown)
According to the book Fire Fighters of Houston: 1838-1915, Charlie Heim was the foreman of the Stonewall No. 3 station, a volunteer fire fighter for many years, and was also Houston’s Police Chief from 1896-1898 – in addition to running his confectionery business since the mid-1870s at 610 Preston.
Heim’s short-lived secondary building, around the corner at 409 Smith St., was later home to Goodwill Industries and in maybe the late 1950s or early 1960 it was demolished. The main building at 610 Preston St. was various businesses over the years until the remaining square block was demolished sometime prior to 1982 for the construction of the Lyric Center building.
Want ads posted in the Houston Post, 1906-1910:
Bankruptcy notice posted in 1917:
Photo of Charlie Heim from Fire Fighters of Houston: